Sylvanian Families/ Building Social Skills and Emotional Intelligence Through Play

The simple joys of childhood—days spent in play and wonder—bring an enduring magic where imagination whisks children away into their whimsical little worlds. As parents, observing these moments is one of life’s most precious experiences. Watching our children quietly engage… Continue Reading >

To the best mother – you!

Quite a few years ago I was listening to talk back radio on a long road trip to help keep me awake and alert. The radio announcer was talking about relationships between estranged parents and children and was inviting people… Continue Reading >

Boundaries: A Parent’s Guide to Setting Limits with Love and Confidence

Handing your child a device and attempting to have boundaries around its use, when you have never had any boundaries with your child, will end the same as using a chocolate teapot.  Limit setting and creating appropriate boundaries can be some of the most… Continue Reading >

Why Valentine’s Day Is Often a Missed Opportunity for Dads

Valentine’s day is celebrated as a day of romance and to express our deepest love to the people we care about. Often that’s our wives, our partners or our girlfriends. As a dad though, there is another opportunity for you…. Continue Reading >

Valentine’s Day Self-Care: 7 Essential Practices for Unconditional Love

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day can be stressful. And while it’s important to take care of your significant other, it’s equally if not more important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself!  After all, you… 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 >

Surviving Party Season with Fussy Eaters

We all know how crazy the party season gets!  Would you love to feel at ease with what your kids are eating over the holiday season?  Navigating party season confidently for kids (let alone working out what to eat) means… Continue Reading >

Little Live Pets – My Puppy’s Home: Where Imagination Meets Education

  In the ever-evolving world of children’s toys, discovering one that seamlessly blends education, creativity, and delightful surprises in a single package is a rare gem. Little Live Pets – My Puppy’s Home is a heartwarming addition to the range… Continue Reading >

Five Things You Can Do to Help Your Kids Develop a Love of Reading

You can’t start too early in developing your child’s literacy skills. From babyhood, sharing picture books introduces your child to the conventions of reading.  After they drum on the book with a spoon or drop it on the floor in… 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 >