Getting Messy is Essential

Getting Messy is Essential

Am I being a bad parent if I let my child eat snails? Possibly 🙂 But what about letting your children get soaked in the rain, covered in mud (or slime, or grass, or sand, or thistles, or paint) or tattooed with marker pens? Toddlers explore with all their senses...
Is Santa Real?

Is Santa Real?

You know it’s going to happen one day. Your child is going to ask you about Santa. Of course, your two-year-old is probably not going to wander up to you and ask point-blank if Santa Claus is real. But as they get older, they’ll start to ask a lot of questions about...
Understanding Tantrums

Understanding Tantrums

Toddler tantrums are a particularly challenging aspect of parenting. It’s easy to feel like a good parent when our toddlers are smiling and at ease, but it’s a different story when they are lying on the floor kicking and screaming. It helps then, to remind ourselves...
Cooking With Your Children

Cooking With Your Children

Cooking is an important skill. Being able to cook gives a child the tools they need to become independent in the future – as well as supporting their good nutrition and health throughout life. But, if we start young, cooking can be much more than learning the...
Helping Toddlers Sleep

Helping Toddlers Sleep

Fifty percent of children over the age of one wake regularly. One third of all parents of toddlers report having a significant problem with their child’s sleep (so worrying or being concerned about toddler’s sleep is far from unusual!). Toddlers need adequate sleep....