How To Manage Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety can be very stressful for your child. It can also be very stressful and frustrating for you as parent. Bear in mind that it is a totally normal stage of your child’s emotional development. It’s very common and forms part of many people’s parenting journey. Separation anxiety and fear of strangers often happens between about six months and three years old. Remember that your child will grow out of this. What is separation […]



What Is Gentle Parenting?

It can be easy to feel totally overwhelmed by the amount of conflicting advice you can get as a new parent. There are so many books and website forums recommending different approaches and you find people give you completely different opinions on the ‘right’ way to raise your child. Every parent-child relationship is different and it is important to remember that what works for one person isn’t necessarily right for you. You may come across […]



Love Bombing? Have you heard of it?

There are so many approaches to parenting. We love hearing about different ideas and try to raise our children in as natural a way as possible. So when we came across love bombing, we just had to find out more. We like the idea of love bombing as it sounds a bit different from conventional parenting advice and doesn’t need to be expensive or difficult to do. Love bombing, as a parenting technique, was developed […]



Love, Love, Love – The Love of a Mother for her Child

Our post today is in celebration of Valentine’s Day. However, it is not the usual stuff of Valentine’s Day – the celebration of or the hope of romantic love or all that sweet sugary marketing hype that we have all become used to. No, today I want to celebrate motherhood. In particular, I want to celebrate one very special mother, a lady called Cath Fenton. Last week, my middle son, Thomas, and I had the […]



How to Handle a Tantrum

You recognize it the second it begins. Maybe their little cheeks get red or they ball up their tiny fists. Maybe they fall to the floor crying or just stand and scream. It’s a tantrum, and it doesn’t take long for one fit to become incredibly overwhelming. Unfortunately, tantrums are a part of raising kids and as soon as your baby figures out how to express disapproval, they start turning up the heat to try […]



Looking Out for Your Child’s Oral Health

Once you see that first tiny tooth in your baby’s mouth, it’s a sign of big changes to come. Soon they’ll be moving onto new types of foods and toys, continuing to change before your eyes. But did you know you need to implement an oral care regimen for your child’s health before that first baby tooth appears? It may sound like just one more thing to add to the list, but don’t let it […]



How to Limit Your Child’s Tech Time

Children today spend an astonishing amount of time in front of screens, and it isn’t just the television anymore. Cell phones, tablets, computers and handheld games have replaced more traditional toys and activities, keeping them indoors and plugged in. Even the very young child is inevitably drawn to play with these devices. But spending too much time in front of a screen can have very negative implications for their health. The lack of physical activity […]



How to Choose a Multivitamin for Your Child

Adding a multivitamin to your child’s daily routine can help supplement their diet for complete nutrition, something your pediatrician may recommend. But how do you choose the right one?   Whether shopping online or at a store, there are a myriad of choices available when it comes to children’s supplements, but they’re not all created equal. Here are the four steps we recommend following to choose the right product for child’s nutritional needs:   Step […]