Guilty

I think guilt is something that comes when you become a parent. Dealing with the “why I am doing this?” “What did I do wrong?” “Should I or could I have done this differently” and “other people seem to manage or do this better, why can’t I?” are things I hear other parents say, when […]

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I don’t think that it should be “normal”…

Last week, I was chatting to my son’s teacher, about how he was doing at school, generally. The conversation, and what she had to say about him sounded great. He’s doing well, managing to achieve all the goals set for him, as a child in a reception class, excelling in some areas and managing to […]

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Four is Fun…

Four, I am rediscovering, and also remembering, is a fun, fantastic and also frustrating age. I remember, when Big Girl was turning two, being told “oh, you have the terrible two’s ahead of you, good luck with that, just you wait” because she was an easy toddler, but the expectation was that she would turn […]

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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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No one told me about the testosterone…

“Hormones play a large part in that much loved phase in the life of so many four year olds boys when activity levels surge, and vigorous physical play, and a fascination with super heroes becomes the main stay of the boy’s play. Around the age of four, boys’ testosterone levels in the blood, suddenly double […]

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