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Why is co-regulation even more important when you’re parents? (part 2)

How to deal with a shy or cautious toddler?

You and the kids are off to a family gathering, with grandparents, uncles, aunties, and cousins, the whole lot! And you're all excited for a day of fun, games, and good food. But as soon as you walk through the doors, your toddler's face drops, and quick as a flash, they duck out of sight to hide...

How can I encourage emotional security in my child?

As we move further and further along in our adult lives, we begin to learn so much more about ourselves; and come to understand why we are the way we are, and why we act the way we act. They say that everything stems from childhood, but what does this mean for us as parents when we bring our own ...

How do I slow down when I have a toddler?

Resources: Books: In Praise of Slow by Carl HonoréHow do I slow down when I have a toddler?You've got clothes to wash, lunches to pack, errands to run, and maybe you're doing all of this while managing a full-time job. Your “things to do” list never ends when you're a parent of a toddler; ...

How do I stop toilet accidents outside the house?

You're out and about with your little one, having a picnic in the park on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Sitting on a blanket with a spread of snacks, you relax, take in the rays and enjoy spending some quality time together, watching the world go by. Although you're having a wonderful time, you can...

How can I get my toddler to eat nicely in public?

 Your little one is an angel when it comes to eating at home. But if it's outside at a café and a restaurant, it's all hands on deck! Suddenly they're throwing food and trying to run away from the table. What a stress! Is there anything you can do to change their behaviour when eating in public...

Why is my shy toddler turning aggressive?

Your toddler used to be the quiet one that hid behind you timidly when you met new people. Now they shout and scream at their friends when they don't get what they want. You wonder, why has my shy toddler suddenly turned so aggressive?This sudden change in how your toddler expresses themselves is...

How can I model honesty, and take responsibility?

On the way home from a trip to the local supermarket your little one suddenly asks, “Why did you lie to that man? I thought lying was bad.” A little confused, you ask them what they're talking about. “The man outside the shop who asked you for money. You said you didn't have any.” ...

What is sleep training, and what are the myths surrounding it?

What is sleep training, and what are the myths surrounding it?Just hearing the term ‘sleep training' can make many parents shudder. It's become such a loaded term and a hot topic among parents nowadays. Sleep training essentially means helping your little ones fall asleep by themselves. There ...

How to solve problems together with your toddler?

Life moves at a rapid pace when you have a young family. With there always being so much to organise, so many tasks to do, and so many places to be, it's natural for us to want to take full control over our toddler's timetables. But if you take the time to see the world from the eyes of your ...