Sleep

Bedtime routines for toddlers

Bedtime routines for toddlers

Most little children thrive on routine, so it makes sense to establish a bedtime rhythm as early as possible. If your toddler knows what to expect in the run-up to bedtime he will be more relaxed. And the more relaxed he is, the easier he will settle and go to sleep. What you include in

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kids and sleep

Kids and sleep

We all need to sleep but getting a good night’s kip is particularly important for children as it affects their mental and physical development. So how do you know if your child is getting enough sleep and how can you encourage healthy sleeping patterns? Newborns As every parent knows, the sleep pattern of a newborn

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Kids Bed Times

Kids Bed Times

Kids get crabby when they don’t have enough sleep. And so do the adults who care for them. I’ve lost count of the studies that have been reported on this subject. Let’s just take it as read that kids who don’t sleep enough get grumpy, have difficulty concentrating, and struggle to take the best from

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how to thrive under stress

How to thrive under stress

How do those people who seem energised by stress do it? They zip about like hyperactive pinballs and seem to thrive when the dial is turned up and the pressure increases. Wears me out just thinking about it. Stress is a part of life for us all and a landmark study back in the 1980s

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Self awareness exercises

Self awareness exercises

Being self-aware means consciously considering the way in which your thoughts, actions and beliefs affect you, and the world around you. It delivers many personal benefits, leading to general positivity and a natural tendency to bypass negative thought patterns. Yet developing self-awareness requires an active engagement with the inner self, an indulgence for which many

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Avoid family life burnout

Avoid family life burnout

Before I had my little boy, I wondered why my friends with children said they never had any time, why did they always look tired and stressed? I admit, I could even feel a little dismissive – I mean how hard could it be? Fast forward to having a child of my own, I was

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