Bite back?

Should you bite back, when your child bites you or someone else? I thought I would post an open question, and see what thoughts were, on biting. After my post last week, on the incident at the soft play, I have been chatting to lots of people, about young children biting and how to handle […]

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How to make yourself into the playground pariah…

So a few weeks ago, I apparently committed a massive parenting faux pas. I offended someone, and it seems like this has made me somewhat of a pariah, in the nursery playground. Unfortunately, the school playground is not just for the children to learn how to get along, relate, communicate and build relationships, or for […]

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Embracing technology

 We are embracing technology, there is finally an iPad in the house… We wavered for ages, about getting more technology. I am a bit of a geek, I do like gadgets and things that make life easier are great but we hadn’t purchased an iPad, mainly because they are SO expensive. However, we took the […]

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My child bites…

So, yesterday, I am sitting, drinking coffee, chatting to another mother, in a very busy, but surprisingly harmonious soft play. It is half term, it’s pouring with rain, and I had offered to babysit a friends two children, who are good friends with mine, for the morning. We opted to go for a soft play […]

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Choosing a bicycle helmet for your child

It’s no secret that after LSH’s bike accident, where he came off his bicycle on a dark, wet road, almost 4 years ago, and was badly concussed, after hitting his head, that I am PASSIONATE about everyone wearing a correctly fitted helmet when cycling, no matter what age they are. Thankfully LSH was wearing his […]

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My kids don’t listen!

 My kids don’t listen… I am sure is something LOTS of parents say, to themselves, their spouses/partners, other parents, friends, and occasionally, if you are me, to any random cat that happens to be within earshot in the house… I have even phoned my OWN father and moaned about it, of course he’s sympathetic, but […]

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Creative kids – keeping a busy little mind occupied!

Small Boy is now 4, and I am continually amazed by what I can see in terms of development. I remember Big Girl at this age, it seemed to me like there were days when if I looked inside her head, the whirring, whizzing, and spinning of lots of little cogs, processing, learning and storing […]

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Free school meals? No thanks.

(Image source) So, the UK government, has decided, after much umming, and ahhing, to offer free school meals to all children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 of Primary school from September. Currently only families who fall below a certain financial threshold receive school meals for their children. We are not entitled to free school […]

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When the stomach bug makes you anxious…

(This is what the virus that causes most stomach bugs looks like. Fairly innocent and innocuous until it hits your system and makes you ill!) No one likes the stomach bug. No one enjoys when it lurches it’s nasty way into your system, and makes you ill, and spreads to your family. It’s unpleasant, and […]

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