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TODDLERS NEED TANTRUMS!

Toddlers need tantrums. They get so overwhelmed with their big emotions and are only just starting to learn how to handle them. What we forget is that we too had to learn how to handle our big emotions and it took a long-time! Toddlers don’t have the words or the brain pathways to cope like…

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The Parent Path

The parent path is long and winding, undulating and spinning. We enter this job so naively, with no idea of how difficult it is going to be. The responsibility is immense and overwhelming at times, a mixture of joy and pain, so proud and anxious at the same time. It’s the hardest and best job…

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ARE YOU THE ADULT YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO GROW UP TO BE?

I’ve been reflecting on academic Brené Brown’s thoughts in the Guardian today that you can’t give your kids something that you don’t have yourself. From a psychological point of view, this concurs with social learning theory which states that children absorb everything from the people closest to them. Unfortunately, when they absorb everything I mean…

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NEVER LEAVE YOUR BABY TO CRY, SAYS EXPERT

When my daughter was a baby, people told me “don’t pick her, you’re just making a rod for your own back” but somehow it just didn’t feel right for me. So I’m really happy to see that the research evidence it beginning to show that when babies are left to cry they experience high levels…

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