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Hearing from parents is the most valuable feedback!

Hearing from parents is the most valuable feedback!

Are you the mother or father of a child aged two or under? Would you like to take part in a study which is trying to find out about parents’ views on healthy growth in children under the age of two years and how this could be best supported? The study will involve one interview with a member of the ... Read More »

Hearing from dads is the most valuable feedback!

Hearing from dads is the most valuable feedback!

Are you the father of a child aged two or under? Would you like to take part in a study which is trying to find out about parents’ views on healthy growth in children under the age of two years and how this could be best supported? The study will involve one interview with a member of the study team ... Read More »

Managing Anger

Managing Anger

Last week, we looked at how to help your child to manage stress.  This week, we look at another big emotion that can overwhelm all of us from time to time and leave us feeling out of control: Anger. Anger is a natural emotion that is meant to alert and energise us when there is a need to change a ... Read More »

Managing Stress

Managing Stress

Managing Stress One of the biggest challenges in parenting is managing our own big emotions (stress, anxiety, anger, frustration) and teaching our children how to recognise and manage their own emotions.  While some stress is positive in that it can motivate us and give us energy, too much stress has a negative impact on our health, our relationships and our ... Read More »

New Year, New Resolve

New Year, New Resolve

Parenting is a merry-go-round. There are days when you feel your heart might just burst with love for your children and there are days where you would give anything to just have them out of your hair for a few precious hours. You watch them while they sleep, all soft breaths and angelic faces. Then they wake up, refuse to ... Read More »

Post Christmas Family Fun

Post Christmas Family Fun

The presents have been opened, the turkey has been eaten, and  there is now a long, post-Christmas stretch of the school holidays with lots of time to fill. This provides a great opportunity to get all of the family involved in planning fun ways you can spend time together without breaking the bank. The best way to build strong, positive ... Read More »

A Stress Free Christmas?

A Stress Free Christmas?

The anticipation of Christmas is now at its peak—many of us are running around with the tick, tick, tick of to do lists in our head. We are swamped with advertising, and our children are starting to become overwhelmed by the excitement of it all. It is the season of giving, of hope, of drawing close to our nearest and ... Read More »

Halloween Fun for all the Family

Halloween Fun for all the Family

Halloween is coming, and you can barely make it through the shops with all the Halloween decorations vying for space with the Christmas stuff.  Sometimes, the ready to go spider webs and garlands of ghosts can be too difficult to resist to make the house look festive in a hurry.  Halloween and autumn in general, however, can be a great ... Read More »

Finding the Balance between Memory-Making & Quality Time with Your Child

Finding the Balance between Memory-Making & Quality Time with Your Child

As humans, technology and in particular social media has brought is into an entirely new space. One where most information is literally at our fingertips and the concept of privacy has become a lot more fluid. As parents and care-givers, it presents us with additional benefits and challenges. Baby’s first steps can be captured in real time and uploaded to ... Read More »

Report Cards; He’s a really a lovely child, but…

Report Cards; He’s a really a lovely child, but…

He’s really a lovely child, but… It can be a strange experience—opening a report card for the first time and seeing your child judged in black and white. It can raise a whole range of emotions—perhaps pride that someone has noticed their passion for music, their kindness or their mastery of Zeb and Danny. Perhaps relief that the temper that ... Read More »