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Should I be worried about my child’s snoring?

 Should I be worried about my child's snoring?When you think back to the first time you heard your little one snoring, you probably couldn't help but chuckle quietly at the cute and funny noises they made! But now that they often crawl into your bed in the middle of the night, only to begin ...

What does it mean to ‘manage’ my child’s behaviour?

What does it mean to ‘manage' my child's behaviour?Our little ones are always surprising us with the range of behaviours they tend to exhibit. One minute they seem to be extremely happy, excitedly running around with their friends. The next, they're hurrying over to us in a hysterical state, ...

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 is my parenting style, and how will it affect the way I discipline my child?

Having a child is one of the most life-altering events that can happen to a person. Suddenly there is a little person in your life who you'd do anything for and who you love more than anything in the world — we get it! But through our love for our children, we need to remember that it is our ...

How do I ensure my child forms secure attachments?

When you become a parent, there's no doubt that spending time with your little one is suddenly one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling parts of life. There really is no better feeling than sitting on the sofa with your giggling child wrapped in your arms. You make eye contact, smile down at ...

How do I effectively praise my child?

For them to grow up to be strong, proud, happy humans, full of confidence and healthy amounts of self-esteem, children need consistent and continual praise. As a parent, it's very easy to fall into the trap of generic praise, and spurt out the odd, ‘well done you' or ‘that's fantastic', but ...

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 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? ...

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 ...

How can I help my child enjoy special occasions?

For humans, the everyday routine of life keeps us settled and grounded. We know where we are with routine, we know how to organise the lives of ourselves and those of our children. But despite routine being so necessary, having special, exciting events where we can let go and do something ...