Parenting styles

Tips for dealing with pushy Grandparents

Tips for dealing with pushy Grandparents

Grandparents, by definition, have a wealth of parenting experience under their belts. And some just love to share it with you. When this is done occasionally, sensitively, it can be extremely useful. But sometimes Grandparents can be a little overenthusiastic, driving new parents nuts with their unsolicited advice and opinions. If you are suffering under

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Preventing childhood obesity

Preventing childhood obesity

Kids in the UK are among the most obese in Europe. Not good. Being overweight at such a young age means our children are at grave risk of developing lifelong health problems. There is much that we can do as responsible parents to prevent this. So why don’t we just get on with it? Most

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Reclaiming your bed at night

Reclaiming your bed at night

We all need a good night’s sleep, but when you have children, for various reasons, the prescribed eight hours of complete rest is often not possible. This is exacerbated when you can’t get your child to sleep in their own bed at night. When your child appears at your bed through the night, you often

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Chores and responsibilities

Chores and responsibilities

Do your kids pull their weight when it comes to household chores? Not all parents agree that children should be asked to participate in keeping the home running smoothly. If you do encourage your kids to get involved, it can sometimes feel like it’s more effort than it’s worth. The constant need to nag and

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Minimising the affects of ADHD

Minimising the affects of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-behavioural disorder that is linked with developmental difficulties. Classic symptoms include inattentiveness, being easily distracted, hyperactivity and impulsivity. 5-7% of children are diagnosed with this developmental disorder. Some simply cannot concentrate, others become disruptive, defiant and have trouble getting along with family, peers, or teachers. There are mixed

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How children deal with difficult situations in life

How children deal with difficult situations in life

All parents want to protect their children, at some point your child will end up facing a difficult situation. However, how your child deals with that situation can be a great life lesson. Providing life skills needed throughout the teenage years and beyond. As much as we might like to be, we can’t be there

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