Everyone tells you how little sleep you get when you have a baby, but nothing can actually prepare you for the reality of that situation. In fact, many people find it the hardest part of being a parent to a new-born; and the whole “sleep when baby sleeps” advice doesn’t always quite pan out either.
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
We spend an inordinate amount of time and money on our hair, cutting, colouring and styling it into submission on a daily basis. We can even take it for granted, moan when it doesn’t go right, that curl will simply not straighten out – and we end up having “a bad hair day”. We’ve all
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
Any parent knows that good organisation is the secret to a calm and happy family life. Your best-laid plans will often (usually) be scuppered, but having a framework, within which to manage your busy life can help enormously. For the single working parent, this juggling act takes one monumental proportions. There is no back up.
All kids need limits. From not throwing food onto the floor to obeying a curfew, it doesn’t matter what age your children are, they need to know where boundaries lie. But as parents, it can be difficult to judge whether the rules we make are too strict and assess how much truth there is in