I always say that I don't make New Year's resolutions, but I definitely use the time off over Christmas to re-evaluate things. It's the same as the "back-to-school" resolution, or the "back from holidays" ones. Plans to improve myself, my health, my home and my work life balance. My non-resolutions look the same every year. … Continue reading A Trick to Help Make Resolutions That You Can Stick To
Do you have a "Fussy Eater" in your house? I think all kids go through phases and by us parents obsessing about it we make it worse. Parenting magazines and websites are full of tips on "how to get your fussy eater to eat their veg" (In fact I recently contributed my coping with fussy eaters … Continue reading My Tips for Dealing with Fussy Eaters (And Why the Usual Advice is Rubbish)
When my first child was a small baby I collected parenting books, convinced that one of them contained the secret to a full night's sleep and a miracle cure for colic. They mostly lay unread as I was too tired to read them, but occasionally my husband or I would pick one up and … Continue reading The Great Expectations Caused by Parenting Books
I know that by writing this post I'm in danger of being labelled "one of those" parents. I'm not sure exactly what that means, which colour coded bin that I'll be fitted neatly into, but it seems to me that as a parent every interaction that I have with my children in public is being watched … Continue reading 1-800 How’s My Parenting?
"It's hard having tantrums" a wise two year old consoled my three year old lately, when he was mid tantrum. "Yeah" he sobbed and nodded in agreement, tears rolling down his cheeks. And I realised that she was speaking more sense than most adults when confronted with a tantrumming child. Tantrums are hard. They're hard … Continue reading Tantrums: Two tales and a little advice to onlookers