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What should I do about my child’s sleepwalking?

What should I do about my child's sleepwalking? Let's imagine you're sitting in the living room, drinking a cup of tea or a glass of wine, enjoying some time to yourself now that your little one is finally in bed when suddenly a door creaks open somewhere in the house. You hear the pitter-patter...

How do I ensure my child has enough sleep in a dual-career family?

Changing your life to have children when both you and your partner have full on, time consuming careers is a big decision to make. When you have a child, life is no longer about hitting those targets on Monday morning and working late at the office whenever you need to. Suddenly, there's a little...

What role should nuts and seeds have in my preschooler’s diet?

What role should nuts and seeds have in my preschooler's diet? Finding meals for your little ones that are both healthy and tasty isn't always the easiest of tasks, we know just how picky our preschoolers can be! Therefore, sometimes it's necessary to get a little creative with how to make sure ...

How can I teach my child that sharing is caring?

‘These are mine . . . I had them first . . . You can't have them!'When raising a preschooler, you will inevitably come up against the dilemma that is ‘sharing'. You will likely find that your preschooler struggles to share with everyone, from siblings, cousins, friends, even you, and at times...

How do I help my kids sleep well on holiday?

You're a couple of nights into your summer holiday, the holiday you've so been looking forward to after a long and tiring year. It's sunny and warm, the hotel is gorgeous — just a short walk from the beach — and there's even a pool! But so far, it's been anything but relaxing. Why? ...

Why is relatedness important for my child?

Why is relatedness important for my child? By the time you become a parent, it's likely you would have gathered enough life experiences to reflect upon what's really important. And out of all the experiences you've gathered so far, we can bet that it's the moments shared with other people that ...

How should we respond to unwanted behaviour?

How should we respond to unwanted behaviour? We love our children and want nothing but the very best for them, but sometimes - and there's no shame in admitting it - they do get us riled up. Before we know it, we're angry, they're crying and no one's happy. We mustn't forget that a preschooler's ...

How does my child’s sex affect their learning style?

How does my child's sex affect their learning style?Your little girl has come back from school and she's furious. She's been told that boys are stronger than girls, and she should stick to drawing pretty pictures. Understandably, that's got your blood boiling too. But why are there different ...

How can I help my child cope with change and transitions?

Your little one is starting at a new school in less than a week, and they're not happy about it. They're clearly very anxious about this big transition and nothing you say seems to help. What's more, they're distressed by little changes too, getting upset when they're expected to stop playing for...

How do I create a sleep-friendly environment for my child?

Some kids can sleep anywhere and everywhere at any time of day! They could be sitting on an uncomfortable park bench or lying on a hardwood floor, all they need to do is close their eyes, and they'll drift off into the deepest of sleeps. Others — much like the princess and the pea — find ...