Doctors and Nurses

Doctors and Nurses

It’s common for the parents of young children and toddlers to feel anxious when they see their child touching their genitals, especially if it is done in a less-than-private setting. The child’s behaviour is perfectly normal. At a very young age, children...
Understanding Whining

Understanding Whining

When children whine they are feeling powerless. If we scold them for whining or refuse to listen to them we increase their feelings of powerlessness. If we give in so they will stop whining, we reward that powerlessness. But if we relaxedly, playfully, invite them to...
Manners Matter

Manners Matter

Your child will be more successful in life if they have good manners. We exist in a world where success means engaging with other people – and good manners (politeness) is the way we lubricate those engagements. It’s how we demonstrate our respect and a...
It’s Time for the Big Bed

It’s Time for the Big Bed

Somewhere between the ages of two and three and a half your child will probably be ready for their ‘big’ bed. Your decision may be hurried along by an impending arrival who’s going to need sleeping quarters, or your toddler may have started climbing out of their cot....