Communicating with your child

Disciplining kids without making them scared

Disciplining kids without making them scared

Kids will play up – it’s in their DNA to test you and the boundaries you set for them. So some form of discipline is going to be required to help keep them on the right track. At times, it can seem like the only way to get them to listen, to stop, or to

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Tired Parents

Tired Parents

Whether you’ve been up all night comforting a teething baby or waiting on a teenager finally coming home, parenting can be exhausting. It’s a common myth that once babies are sleeping through the night you’ll get enough sleep and adjust to your new lifestyle. But unfortunately it doesn’t quite work out like that. Between looking

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Preparing your child for a new sibling

Preparing your child for a new sibling

Bringing home your first newborn baby involves a blend of personal recovery and a journey of discovery as you learn how to care for an infant. With your second child you may feel more confident and experienced, but just when you thought you had it all sussed out, there’s the issue of helping your first

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How highly sensitive people view the world

How highly sensitive people view the world

Highly sensitive people can view the world differently to others and that is not necessarily a bad thing. Elaine Aron, the researcher who coined the phrase ‘highly sensitive people’ (HSPs) and author of many books on the subject, estimates that somewhere in the region of 15-20% of the population would be classed as being highly

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Improving children's behaviour with diet

Improving children’s behaviour with diet

You are what you eat. If the saying is to be believed then in theory giving children a good balanced diet should translate into good, balanced behaviour. But how much truth is there in the idea that diet can affect kids’ behaviour? Research published by the School Food Trust in 2009 suggested that primary school

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Mindfulness for mums

Mindfulness for mums

Mindfulness has become a buzzword in the last few years. It has been the biggest tool to demystify meditation, taking it out of retreat centres and monasteries and bringing it smack bang into mainstream of life. Benefits of mindfulness Simply put, it’s about being in the moment, attending to what is going on here and

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