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Is it okay to get some space away from my children?

When parents contemplate taking time away from their kids, many feelings can bubble to the surface. Guilt is one of them. But we want to reassure you that taking time away from your kids (which looks different to everyone) is not only crucial to your wellbeing but will help tremendously when it ...

How do I talk to my preschooler about money?

In the adult world, money has always been one of those subjects that people will shy away from or will often feel too uncomfortable to bring up in casual conversation. Just like politics or religion, we all know that it's a topic that can easily get heated or kill the mood!However, when it comes...

Why does my child get separation anxiety, and how can I help them?

With a busy day ahead, you've booked a friendly babysitter to come over and take care of your little one whilst you're away. The babysitter arrives nice and early, and though your toddler is a little shy, they seem to be getting on very well. But as you prepare to leave, slipping your feet into a...

What should I do if my child won’t stop whining?

What should I do if my child won't stop whining? As a parent, you'll know all too well that preschoolers can whine, and they do it quite well. ‘Charlie won't let me play with him. . . I can't find my shoes . . . I'm hungry . . . there's no paint left . . . I want to go outside!'Preschool ...

How to help your child’s english skills at home (Part 2)

How to help your child's English skills at home (Part 2)In the last article, we talked about the reasons why it's so important to help your child learn English at home, and some creative, fun ways in which you can go about this. However, as this is such a huge and essential topic, we thought you ...

What do I need to know and do about night terrors?

Your little one often has trouble falling asleep, so tonight, you're lying beside them until they drift off. But all of a sudden, they cry out, and their eyes jerk open. They begin to thrash their arms and legs about, and their breath sounds very heavy. Naturally, you're frightened. You try to ...

Is it safe to let my baby sleep in a stroller, sling, or car seat?

Is it safe to let my baby sleep in a stroller, sling, or car seat?Your newborn is not yet at the point where they sleep through the night. This means you're constantly exhausted from what feels like waking up every 30 minutes to tend to them. For some crazy reason unbeknownst to you, your baby ...

How does my baby grow and develop in their first year?

As a parent, it's almost impossible not to monitor your child's development and compare them to others of the same age. Everyone does it and everyone feels some anxiety that their baby might be developing at a slower rate. But the truth is, all babies are different, and so they should develop at...

How do I look after my baby’s teeth?

How do I look after my baby's teeth?It's the middle of the night, and you're off in a distant land of your own imagination, fast asleep under the soft covers.That is until you hear a piercing scream, followed by what sounds like extremely distressed wailing.Startled, you sit up in bed. It's your ...

Is it safe to use baby powder?

After finishing your lunch, you go to put your little one down for their afternoon nap. However, they soon begin crying their eyes out, which likely means that they need their nappy changing.Holding them close, you head into their bedroom, lay them down on the changing table and pause for a ...