The Best Children’s Catalogues for Summer Clothing
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Anyone with children of their own will know how expensive it is to take care of them. They get through clothes quicker than you could possibly imagine. They either destroy them by being rough, or they simply outgrow them. This guide will look at some of the best children’s catalogues for summer clothing so that you can save money while …
Has My Son Got Behaviour Problems?
mental health
Since my youngest son Aaron, started year 1 at school, I have had nothing but behaviour problems with him. Almost, everyday when I go to pick him up from school, one of the teachers wants a word with me. He has either been refusing to do his work, hiding under tables, trying to run off out of school, hurting the …
Celebrating Kids Achievement
parenting
Celebrating Kids Achievement. Everyone loves to be acknowledged when they accomplish something. We all want to know someone sees that we are trying, learning, and growing. This is true for children and adults. However, we adults sometimes forget that the achievements of a child, though they seem minor to us, are major to them. The life of a child is …
Happy Tokens – A Reward System that Actually Works!
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My sister had been looking for a new reward system for her two eldest boys. As the current sticker charts they were using just wasn’t working out for them. She had seen on facebook a great reward system called Happy Tokens. When she told me about these, I had a look myself and thought they looked really great. So I …
How to Pick the Right Shoes for Your Child
baby
How to pick the right shoes for your child Raising a child is a great experience, but the responsibilities that come with it are staggering. From feeding to clothing your bundle of joy, there’s an endless list of things to get sorted. Fortunately, footwear is quite an easy thing to arrange. Most children don’t start walking until they are around …
Kids Don’t Come with a Manual Book Review
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    You can also find me review on Goodreads About the Book Book : Kids Don’t Come with a Manual : The Essential Guide to a Happy Family Life Author :  Carole & Nadim Saad Genre : Parenting / non-fiction Publisher : Best of Parenting Publishing Pages : 304 Release Date : 10th March 2015 My star rating : 5/5 You can buy Kids Don’t …
A List of Everything a Baby Needs
baby
My little niece is 6 months old now and the time has just flown by. She is just the cutest little baby you have ever seen and she is always smiling. Everyone keeps asking if I’m getting broody and if me and my husband will ever have any more. I already have three children the eldest almost 11 and the …
Do Your Teens Get Easily Distracted/Bored? 4 Ways Parental Controls Can Help Them Focus More!
parenting
If you are parenting 21st-century teens then you should be aware of two terms: the ADHD and SCT. The ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’ and the ‘Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Disorder’ both are so common among teens and the reason is quite obvious: too much information, distracted routines, extensive screen times and their virtual world continuously interfering with their real life. If …
6 Tips to Help Kids Overcome their Fear of the Dentist
Health & Beauty
It is understood that one in four people are very uncomfortable with going to the dentist for one reason or another; in this article we will take a look at why –and how to cope with a child that is afraid of going to the dentist. Image by Erik Christensen, Porkeri via Flickr It is estimated that 20% of Americans …
The Move from Crib to Bed : How to Transition Smoothly
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Moving from a crib to a fully sized bed is a big moment in any parent’s life. It signifies a moment when your child stops being a baby and turns into a fully-fledged infant, when they get their own space to develop their own personality and make choices about their interests and style. Unfortunately though, choosing when and knowing exactly …
How to keep Your Children Safe Online
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When it comes to keeping the kids safe online, many parents confess to feeling out of their depth. Simple censorship doesn’t always work because kids are often one step ahead, so what’s needed is a cooperative approach, starting at an early age, that helps both them and you be alert to dangers and take appropriate action. The risks of the …
Struggling With The Idea Of Being A New Mom
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  I was blessed with a beautiful baby boy few months back. That day was by far one of the happiest days of my life. It almost magically took away all the struggles and pain that came with pregnancy and labor. At that moment, I thought it was the end of a toilsome phase and the start of a splendid …
Learning Through Living : Good Writing Skills Begin at Home
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Writing is such a crucial skill, and yet many children find it a challenge. However, learning to write is a fundamental skill, and as a parent you are in a position to inspire your child to learn to write well as they get older through making it an enjoyable activity. Here are a few ideas to encourage your child to …
How to Help Encourage Baby Speech Development {guest post}
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Love Sleep Play: Baby Love & Care How to help encourage baby speech development By Cheryl Lock for Love Sleep Play Although your baby won’t be able to start verbalising her thoughts until she’s around 7 to 12 months, she might start uttering those “ooh”s and “ah”s you’ve been waiting to hear. The activities and choices you make from her …
How to boost Dad-Newborn Bonding {guest post}
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How to Boost Dad-Newborn Bonding By Marygrace Taylor for Love Sleep Play Calling all new dads! If you’re not quite sure how to start connecting with your newborn, you’re not alone. While some parents begin bonding with their babies immediately, it’s also extremely common for some parents (both mum and dad) to feel a little uncertain about how to start …
The Terrible Twos : A Child Development Stage {guest post}
parenting
By Marygrace Taylor for Love Sleep Play It happens to every parent: One day you notice your sweet, loving baby has turned into a defiant, tantrum-prone child who’s moody for no reason and loves to say no. Don’t worry, it’s a normal part of child development, and your child is just pushing it and testing the boundaries to see what …
Six Things {guest post}
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There has been much written and said about autism, but most of it has been aimed at helping people understand the mind of an affected child. I want to take this opportunity not to add to that already extensive list, but rather share the top six things we as parents want you to know about how autism effects us. Our …
3 Tips on How to Choose a Perfect Potty Chair {guest post}
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Searching for a potty chair could become very confusing if you don’t have any idea what you are looking for. There are a number of choices in the market nowadays with varying designs, features, colors, sizes and many more. As a smart consumer, you can save money if you are going to get a multifunctional one so that your kids …
Help Your Child Gain Confidence in Learning
home school & learning
I have recently read the new ebook A Parent’s Play Book for Learning by Jen Lilienstein. According to Jen Children have different learning profiles and each learn in a different way. There are 8 different profiles and when you have found out which personality profile your child is you can read each section to find out which is the best …
Helpful Tips for Teaching Your Child on How to Make Friends {guest post}
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source Helpful Tips for Teaching Your Child on How to Make Friends Some kids are just naturally shy or more withdrawn, and although some hesitance to interact with other children they don’t know is normal, encouraging them to socialize from an early age will help them to develop their emotional, interpersonal and conversational skills. Whether your child is just going …
Kids Chore Chart
Crafts
As my little boy is now getting older I think it’s about time he helped out more around the house. So I made him this little chore chart   To make one yourself is really easy. I just used scrap paper and glued them onto pegs and a toilet roll. I then hot glued the pegs and toilet roll onto …