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How Parents Fail To Follow Their Own Advice (Part 2)

“Aw, nine years ago!” I exclaimed, looking up from my phone. “Facebook Memories just showed me your first day at ‘big’ school. You were...

What Time Should Your Child Go To Bed?

Knowing exactly when to put your children to bed is a skill many parents find elusive. We’ve all met the ones who seem to find...

Parents, Limit Your Screen Time – For The Benefit Of Your...

I've never really thought about limiting screen time until a few days ago, when I was sitting on the living room floor building a...

7 Of The Worst Things You Could Say To Adoptive Parents

Some years ago, one of my son’s schoolteachers learned she and her husband had successfully navigated an often-tortuous process and could become adoptive parents....

6 Signs That Might Mean You’re A Lawnmower Parent

We’ve all heard of ‘helicopter parents’ – the ones who hover over their child’s lives, paying close attention to every detail (especially when it...

5 Challenging Pre-Teen Behaviours And How To Cope

As a parent, we expect challenging behaviour from our kids once they hit the teenage years. We know they're growing up and testing their...

‘It’s Not You, It’s Them’ – What To Do When You...

You’ve been BFFs for years – since school, college, or maybe your first job. Even when the babies came along, you didn’t see why...

7 Ways To Get Your Kids To (Actually) Brush Their Teeth

As far as kids are concerned, tooth-brushing is a waste of good playtime. After all, there are so many more interesting things to do,...

Confession: How I Forgave My Mum For Her Emotional Abuse

“You know,” said my therapist, leaning forward slightly, “you could see that as emotional abuse.” Emotional abuse. The term felt right, somehow. At 29, sitting...

5 Parenting Techniques We Can Learn From Animals

Raising our children isn’t easy – successful parenting takes effort and patience, and there are challenges around every corner. There are always new parenting...

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How To Talk To Kids About Food To Promote A Healthy Body Image

Despite the fact that we live in a time where more people are encouraging body positivity, the topic of body image and food is...

Wow! Are You Ready For Some Incredible Approaches to Toilet Training?

Are two-year-olds too young to start toilet training? For many children, yes. Especially boys. At least, that’s what American pediatricians would likely say. Nowadays, only...
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6 Things You Shouldn’t Say To An Overdue Pregnant Woman

At first, you love pretty much everything about pregnancy. Even morning sickness can be exciting at the start - proof of the new life...

The Importance of Family: 6 Reasons Why Family is Essential

How do you describe the importance of family? That’s a difficult question to answer. To many of us, family is the most important thing...
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‘Dad, Don’t Be Angry – I Have A Terrible Confession…’

Dear Dad, When there’s a 'borrowed' screwdriver in my nine-year-old son Alex’s hand, and the plastic back of yet another battery-operated toy lies discarded on...
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10 Inescapable Truths Of Parenting

It's rarely a good thing when they’re quiet You know the feeling. You’re suddenly aware the house is silent. There’s no shouting or squabbling (if...

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