Advice

Step by step potty-training tips

Made it to that amazing stage where you’re counting down the days until you don’t have to change any more nappies? We’ve got you covered with some super easy potty-training tips for boys and girls right here! How do you know when to potty train?  According to the NHS a child of one should have […]

Parent like a Triplet – book review

Written with humor and honesty,  ‘Parent like a Triplet’ by Norwegian identical triplet Kari Ertresvåg is out on Amazon on 20th Feb 2020. The book is a rare first person glimpse into what it’s like to grow up a multiple and an A-to-Z on parenting twins and triplets. Parents who have already read it say it is “a […]

A guide to buying your first dog

Dogs aren’t called man’s best friend for nothing. They offer so much love and joy, making them a welcomed addition to any family. They can also be a lot of work and there are many factors to consider so we’ve put together some things you need to think about when buying your first dog. Deciding […]

Benefits of Outdoor Living

The therapeutic value of gardening is becoming more and more recognised, according to the Royal Horticultural Society, which promoted the positive impact of horticulture and green spaces at the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show, with two Chelsea gardens pledged to NHS patients. Getting the family outside seems easier in the summer, but the autumn is when all […]

Healthy sleep habits: Recommended hours for every age

Babies and children need a lot of sleep. Their brains need time to develop, their bodies need time to grow and rest – and their parents need a break! Developing good sleep habits in childhood has countless benefits for later life. New parents are often surprised by how much newborns sleep. As babies move beyond […]

The importance of play time for kids

If you’re contemplating cutting back on your child’s free playtime indoors or outside because of your concerns about safety or because of scheduling purposes, think again. As an adult, it might not look like it’s a top priority that your child is finding time for playtime. But it’s actually an important time of the day […]

Survey shows handwriting is losing valuable time to other subjects

TES recently surveyed 1,008 parents of primary-aged children and 251 primary school teachers and found a shocking 37% (over a third) of children aged between seven and nine, and 28% of children aged 11 or under are not able to use joined-up handwriting. Angela Webb, the chair of the National Handwriting Association, said: “If children learn […]