All of us want to be good parents. Ideally we want our children to grow up feeling safe, loved and respected. And of course because we are human, there are times when positive parenting feels a real stretch for us and we can end up reacting to children in ways that we feel regret about
Jet lag can be the bane of many travelers’’ lives, playing all sorts of havoc with people’s sleep patterns. The term jet lag first appeared in 1966, and refers to when your brain thinks it’s in a different time zone due to air travel. Jet lag often leads disturbed sleep, tiredness during the day and
The appearance of those little pearly-whites in your baby’s mouth sparks the start of a lifelong need for dental care. We all know the basics – the importance of brushing regularly, age appropriate toothbrush and paste, regular visits to the dentist to keep your kids teeth healthy- but what about all the peripheral stuff? You
Parents and carers of children with special needs often feel like they should be able to cope on their own. However, every parent needs some time off now and again and parents of special needs children are no different. Respite help for you and your child is a way of giving everybody a well deserved
For parents, it can be very odd watching children grow into themselves as they struggle through the trials and challenges of early life. Human behaviour is a tricky topic and so it’s actually quite normal to start questioning your child’s behaviour: is my child normal? Are other children behaving like this? When does weird become worrying?
It’s the news many parents dread: your teenage daughter is pregnant or your son has fathered a child. Finding out your child is expecting can be overwhelming. Teen pregnancy is not something that many parents wish for their kids and so your reaction to the news may be somewhat negative to say the least. However,