Parenting


Raising Responsible Children

Raising Responsible Children


Ideas to help raise kids with great manners and who take responsibility for themselves.


7 Ways to Cope with a Toddler Tantrum

7 Ways to Cope with a Toddler Tantrum


Ease the stress with these tips.

Toddler tantrums are stressful on all involved. Here are ideas to see you through. 


Ideas for creating an indoor tent for kids

Ideas for creating an indoor tent for kids


Amazing ideas for creating an indoor space

Be inspired to create a delightful indoor tent for kids with these ideas.


How to motivate your child to do chores

How to motivate your child to do chores


6 ways to get your child to help around the house.

If you find that you're often nagging your children to do their chores, try these tips to keep them motivated.


Summer Baby and Toddler Essentials

Summer Baby and Toddler Essentials


It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sun – and with a baby or toddler in tow there are a few more essentials we need to have with us...


How much is too much? Calling time on computer games and smartphone apps

How much is too much? Calling time on computer games and smartphone apps


We talk to two mothers who hold completely opposite views: Anya, who allows her children unlimited time on their iPods, and Ricky, who doesn&rsquo...


Waving a teary goodbye to morning naps

Waving a teary goodbye to morning naps


So you’ve managed to go to the loo without an audience, made a lovely cup of tea and logged into Facebook in the hope of enjoying a good hour...


“What did you just say?!” When kids start swearing

“What did you just say?!” When kids start swearing


What do you do when your cherubic 5-year-old daughter comes home swearing like a sailor? Check out these useful


Magical Moments: Our most memorable toddler playtime experiences

Magical Moments: Our most memorable toddler playtime experiences


We asked some mums and dads of toddlers to tell us their most memorable playtime experiences. Here are the ones that made us laugh, cry and cringe...


Are we putting our children at risk of bullying?

Are we putting our children at risk of bullying?


If we jump in to protect our children’s feelings, could we actually be making a situation worse?


Top 5: How to make the most of a rainy school holiday

Top 5: How to make the most of a rainy school holiday


The Swedes say there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. Which is why you’ll find them happily playing outside in -12...


Cold Weather Alert DIY - how to make a draft snake in 3 easy steps

Cold Weather Alert DIY - how to make a draft snake in 3 easy steps


Keep your home warmer this winter.

Step-by-step instructions about how to make draft snakes to keep the house warm.


What’s Your Favourite Children’s Book?

What’s Your Favourite Children’s Book?


Is it your child’s favourite too?

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 What Age Should Your Child Start School?

What Age Should Your Child Start School?


There are often quite a few tears on the first day of school


Check Out These Fantastic Free Apps for Kids

Check Out These Fantastic Free Apps for Kids


We trawled the web for the best animation apps.


Hot Drinks and Small Children – A Warning

Hot Drinks and Small Children – A Warning


Hot water burn facts


Vomit: A survival guide

Vomit: A survival guide


After a generous friend left behind norovirus after a short stay...


Top 6 Paid Educational Apps for Preschoolers

Top 6 Paid Educational Apps for Preschoolers


By Jenae at www.icanteachmychild.com

I’m a firm believer in real-life, hands-on experiences to help young children grow and learn


Fun Activities For Kids And Pets

Fun Activities For Kids And Pets


Got a new pet for Christmas?


How Kids Respond to Pets: What to Expect from Your Child

How Kids Respond to Pets: What to Expect from Your Child


Children and pets just go together.


5 Useful Discipline Techniques

5 Useful Discipline Techniques


The discipline techniques you choose may depend on the type of inappropriate behaviour your child displays


 Top 5 Christmas Family Movies

Top 5 Christmas Family Movies


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

Raining outside or just sick of reapplying sunscreen? 


What Do You Say When Your Child Asks

What Do You Say When Your Child Asks "Is Santa Real?"


By Amanda Rock

Is Santa Real? What do you say if your preschooler asks?  


Creative Car Games for Long Journeys

Creative Car Games for Long Journeys


Banish I Spy for good with these simple and creative car games.


5 Steps to Organising Your Kid’s Room

5 Steps to Organising Your Kid’s Room


By Gigi K. Miller

Organization in your kid’s rooms is one of the most important areas to organize in your home.


What Behaviour To Expect Of Young Children

What Behaviour To Expect Of Young Children


 Tips for understanding your child at key ages.


Water Safety for Under 5's

Water Safety for Under 5's


Supervision without any distractions is the single most important precaution you can take


Helping your kids get the most from their holiday

Helping your kids get the most from their holiday


So, you've forked out the year's savings on taking the kids on holiday


Stop the Swearing!

Stop the Swearing!


Don’t panic, we don’t mean you! 


 Toilet training advice urgently needed!

Toilet training advice urgently needed!


 My 3-year-old daughter absolutely refuses to use the potty or toilet


 What’s the difference between 1 and 3?

What’s the difference between 1 and 3?


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

Ever wondered what it’s like to have three children? 


 6 Things Grandparents Tend to Forget

6 Things Grandparents Tend to Forget


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

We love our grandparents and know what a special place they have in our kids’ lives.


It’s Okay to Ignore the Kids

It’s Okay to Ignore the Kids


TALKING to your kids is important but there's no need to overdo it


Thanks (but no Thanks) for the Baby Advice

Thanks (but no Thanks) for the Baby Advice


 Here's how to politely brush off your know-it-all friends and family.


Defiance: Why it happens and what to do about it

Defiance: Why it happens and what to do about it


By Karen Miles

 Why preschoolers defy their parents


What sort of disciplinarian are you?

What sort of disciplinarian are you?


By Vanessa Beddoe-Sandstrom

 No, I’m not talking about 50 Shades (I couldn’t get past the multi-orgasmic deflowering)


How Safe is Your Baby’s Car Seat?

How Safe is Your Baby’s Car Seat?


Your baby’s safety is paramount. Check out the top 10 car seat errors.


Starting Kindergarten

Starting Kindergarten


How to Prepare Your Child

 It's hard to predict how a child will handle separation on the first day of kindergarten. 


Angry Child Outbursts: The 10 Rules of Dealing with an Angry Child

Angry Child Outbursts: The 10 Rules of Dealing with an Angry Child


by Carole Banks, MSW

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Kids and Books

Kids and Books


9 Genius Ways To Help Kids Learn To Read (And Love It)

9 Genius Ways To Help Kids Learn To Read (And Love It)


10 things babies should know about their first year

10 things babies should know about their first year


There’s no question that plenty of moments from our baby’s first year need to be erased from our minds and their psyches (hello, when they rolled off the bed?)

The first year of life is so precious, and wow it goes quick. Here are ten things that your new bundle needs to know.