Toddlers

Raising children to believe in themselves

Raising children to believe in themselves

A child that enters adulthood knowing they’re someone who deserves respect and love, will have a much easier time dealing with life’s up’s and down’s than a child who feels that they are fundamentally lacking. So how do we help our kids to feel good about themselves and bring a healthy sense of confidence to

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Toddler Tantrums: The random things our kids throw a wobbly over!

We recently ran a competition on toddler tantrums to find out the funniest thing your toddler has thrown a wobbly over. Those little munchkins of ours often have a complete meltdown over the most trivial of things and here are the best of the best from you, real parents! Food Fracas – Who knew carrots could

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choosing unusual baby names

Choosing unusual baby names

It’s the one thing we are all given. Our name! We don’t get to choose it, we don’t always like it, but we spend our lives answering to it and announcing ourselves by it. We are often named after others our parents’ have loved or admired, the name might be traditionally handed down through generations,

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Help build your child's self esteem

Help build your child’s self esteem

Self-esteem is about feeling loved, valued and capable. It acts like protective body armour, helping us to face the challenges of the everyday world. Healthy self-esteem is just as valuable in childhood as it is for adults. Children who feel good about themselves generally have an easier time of it when dealing with the inevitable

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TV and kid's health

TV and kid’s health

The current generation of kids in the UK spend more time looking at screens than ever before. Between 24-hours kids’ TV programming, games consoles, laptops, tablets and smartphones, there are a lot of screens keeping a lot of children occupied. Back in our day, young television viewers were catered for with an hours’ worth of

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Being a new single dad

Being a new single dad

Being a single parent is a tough role. For newly single Dads it can be doubly hard – the social support systems available to men in this situation are simply not as common as they are for women. And, any single parent knows that one of the crucial elements of success is having friends to

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