Pre-teen

Looking after your teeth

Looking after your teeth

One of the most important elements of personal hygiene we can teach our kids is how to look after their teeth properly. Not only are they important in helping chew the food we eat and keeping our gums healthy, great teeth also make us look and feel happier and more confident. So it’s important to

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Dealing with defiant children

Dealing with defiant children

It’s a situation that all parents have been in. You ask your kids to do something, they dig their heels in pretty deeply and say no. For most kids this will generally be something that happens now and again but if it looks like it’s starting to become the norm then you’ll want to try

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Dealing with chickenpox

Dealing with chickenpox

This common childhood disease is experienced by most little ones at some point. There is now a vaccine available, but it is not widely administered as the symptoms of the illness are generally very mild. Chickenpox manifests as a rash of itchy red spots, that eventually turn into blisters filled with fluid. The blisters then

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Capturing Memories And Milestones

Capturing Memories And Milestones

Watching children reach milestones can be really special, understandably, most parents love to capture them and keep a permanent record of the memories. However, you don’t want to spend your kids’ whole childhoods looking at them through a viewfinder. You want to be out there creating memories with them. So what is the best way

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Three strategies children use when dealing with emotions

Three strategies children use when dealing with emotions

The earlier we are supported to accept our difficult feelings, the easier it will be in the longer term to process and release them. However, because it is part of the human condition to want to avoid pain, there is a common tendency for all of us to develop clever behavioural strategies in order to

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Avoid indulging the baby of the family

Avoid indulging the baby of the family

There are certain things that most parents swear that they are not going to do, and then they end up doing them! One of the classics is the intention not to indulge or ‘spoil’ the youngest child. Letting your child develop Indulging can be subtle or overt, whilst from the outside it looks as if

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