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....
Chores Build Successful Adults

Chores Build Successful Adults

Insisting that chores get done can feel like a never-ending battle: a constant cycle of reminding, cajoling, nagging and threatening consequences! Is it worth it? Yes. Chores teach children a full set of life skills – so they can move on confidently into adulthood...
Call It Toilet Readiness…

Call It Toilet Readiness…

Not toilet ‘training’. ‘Training’ suggests a proactive process that can be speeded up with energy and effort. It’s not. Children have to be ready, first. They have to be ready physically (they must have bladder and bowel capacity and muscle control), cognitively (they...
Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Tearful, tantrum-filled goodbyes are not uncommon in early childhood centres. Children can become distressed when they see their parent leaving: it’s called separation anxiety and it’s a normal stage in child development. But, it can be unsettling. Considering that...
They’re Watching You

They’re Watching You

Your children. No matter what their age, your children are watching you. They’re watching and they see everything. The see how much time you spend on social media and watching TV, how you react to other people in your life, how you eat your meals, how well you tidy up...