potty training made easy

Potty training made easy

Timing is everything… One of the most common questions when it comes to potty training is ‘when should we start’. The truth is that your child will be ready to start in their own time. They’ll probably start to show signs of being ready around 18 months – 2 years but until then, don’t rush

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preschool nutrition

Preschool nutrition

Child nutrition The subject of preschool nutrition is a hard one, what scientists say is essential one day they are saying is out to kill you the next, food becomes a Shakespearean drama, the lines between good and bad becoming slightly blurred. In a small eating machine that worry can be compounded by fluctuating appetites

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my child has no friends

My child has no friends

Seeing your child struggle to make friends can be heartbreaking.  They know that they are being ignored and left-out, and may cry sadly with you because they simply do not know how to manage or change the situation.  Your natural reaction is to want to help, so what can you do?  Here are a few

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toddlers and junk food

Steering your toddler away from junk food

Chances are, the majority of parents set out with the best intensions of only feeding their child the very best; ensuring they have their 5 a day without fail, organic if possible, without a chip or chicken nugget in sight. Then the reality of tiredness, lack of time and a fussy child set in and

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what parents can do to support their children's learning

Teaching your child to share

Teaching your child to share can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. The ability to break up squabbles between siblings or other children is in every parent’s repertoire, but no sooner have you resolved argument over a toy or game, you’re saying ‘ please play nicely’  again for the umpteenth time! For some children, they

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teaching children good etiquette

National food and drink guidelines

How will the National Food and Drink Guidelines affect my child in school or nursery? We are all hearing reports and statistics about how childhood obesity is spreading and the links between diet and behaviour may be impacting our children in school and no-one can forget Jamie Oliver’s school meals crusade! As a result, the

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