How to Boost Toddler Confidence

Toddlers lose all day long! They’re weaker, slower, shorter, less verbal, and clumsier than almost everybody they know. They just want to win a few! You can’t protect your child from all the losses he’ll suffer while he’s growing up…. Continue Reading >

The Role of Dad in the Early Years

There is no position description you’re meant to fulfil Observation and reflection: building kids’ core skills for life Having the opportunity to write about the role of dads in the early years of childhood got me thinking about my little… Continue Reading >

What to do to get ready for a baby

By doula and IBCLC, Aimee Sing – Birth Aims   The preparation for welcoming a baby to the family is typically portrayed to involve a flurry of activity, painting the room in blue or pink, filling it with stuffed toys… Continue Reading >

Is my child the bully in school?

Is my child the bully? Dealing with bullying is an unfortunate fact of life for many children, and it can be equally distressing for parents. As the latest instalment in our Real Conversations series, we will tackle how to identify… Continue Reading >

Teenagers and Drugs

What is the difference between firm boundaries and controlling, in the context of disciplining teenagers for drug use? Controlling in this instance is dictating and supervising their every move.  A firm boundary, on the other hand, is used to control… Continue Reading >

Stop Saying “No” To Get Your Child to Listen Better

Ever feel like you are stuck in an endless cycle of, no? “No Sammy, get down from there” “No Imogen put that down” “No hitting” “No, no, no, no, NO!” It is incredibly easy to get stuck in this loop,… Continue Reading >

Shifting Your Mindset in Parenting 

Something I’ve really learnt over the past (almost!) two years as a mother, is that my mindset really dictates so much of how each day plays out.  I can easily get stuck in a mindset of “this is so hard, I… Continue Reading >

Listening Effectively so that your Child Feels Heard (During Divorce and any other time)

When so much is happening during separation, being able to listen effectively so that your child feels heard becomes a crucial part of your everyday in divorce. Being able to communicate well with your child can help to strengthen the… Continue Reading >

Top 10 tips to ease your child’s separation anxiety

Separation anxiety is common among children of all ages. It’s the normal fear expressed when removed from their mothers or caregivers. It starts as early as 7 months and continues, but we can help ease out that feeling as early… Continue Reading >

How to Beat the Back to School Blues

The holidays are over and school is back in session. While we, as parents, may be grateful for the return to routine and some peace and quiet, strangely enough, our kids may not share in our enthusiasm. Many kids become… Continue Reading >