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Posts from the category: Positive Parenting

Don’t We All Share Responsibility For Keeping Our Kids Safe?

Keeping Our Kids Safe: Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness

This is an Alphapharm sponsored post. Recently AJ and I were visiting a quiet, local playground with friends. Before too long another mum with two small children arrived. One of the children was eating a sandwich as he walked along; he started playing on the playground equipment, still carrying his … [Read more...]

If Childhood Today Is Over Too Soon, What Can We Do About It?

Children Don't Have to Grow Up Too Soon. 8 suggestions for making the most of childhood.

This is a sponsored post. As I watch Immy dance around the dining room with the unabashed abandon of childhood I want to bottle this moment and hold it tight as I know this time in our lives called ‘childhood’ will be over all too soon. I just know that one day I will look back with longing for the … [Read more...]

Planning an Outdoor Play Date With Your Child

Outdoor Play Date Ideas

In this post regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature shares ideas for enjoying an outdoor play date with your kids. My kids are always up for a good play date. Granted, most of these dates involve other kids. But some are reserved just for mom, dad or even grandma. And more often … [Read more...]

Overcoming The Overwhelm

Tackling the overwhelm: When it all gets too much

The breakfast dishes are still strewn across the table. There are four loads of washing waiting to be folded, and a load in the machine that has been washed, then re-rinsed and spun three times already...over the course of the last two days. The chaos in the playroom is too much to bear. The living … [Read more...]

Parenting Tweens: Tips for Avoiding a Battle Over Chores

Parenting Tweens: Tips for Avoiding a Battle Over Chores

This post is part of the Parenting Tweens series by regular contributor Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. Getting your tweens to help with chores can seem like a battle you'd rather not fight right now, but it's worth it, really it is!  Helping around house is good for tweens, not only because it helps … [Read more...]

8 Reasons to Listen to Your Child

Reasons to Listen to Your Child ft

I admit that I am a pretty bad ordinary listener. You see by nature I am a talker and a fixer. Tell me a problem and I want to talk it through and find the best answer for with you. It's just how I am. Lately however I have had to work on stifling my first reaction - to talk and solve - and learn … [Read more...]

Child Health Specialist Series: About the Work of a Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Paediatric Occupational Therapist Interview

Today’s Child Health Specialist interview features the lovely Anna Meadows – the mum and Paediatric Occupational Therapist behind the fun blog, Kids Play Space. Please tell us a little about the work of a Paediatric Occupational Therapist Occupational therapy is concerned with promoting … [Read more...]

23 Activities for Tweens

Activities for Tweens

This post is the fifth in the Parenting Tweens series by Kate Fairlie. When I wrote my article Top Tips for Parenting Tweens a few months back, the first tip on my list was 'find ways to connect'.  Right now, as I parent to twin ten year old girls, this seems like one of the most important things … [Read more...]