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Along with just about everything in 2020, Halloween is going to look different this year. But it doesn’t mean that we have to “cancel." Truthfully, we all need a little fun in our lives right now, so we just need to approach it differently than in previous years. Halloween is an event where we tend…
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1. Be gentle at bedtime If your child is acting up at the moment at bedtime, seems a little more demanding, is taking longer to settle, wants to sleep in your bed with you, or is asking for an old comforter back, try not to get frustrated - this is their way of showing you…
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1. Know what you are up against  You will feel stronger and more confident in managing your child's screen time if you know what you are up against. Most of the shows, games, subscription services, social networks and gadgets that your child is using will have been designed to be as addictive as possible. Tech…
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1. Talk about school in a positive way  Talk about school regularly using positive language and a cheerful tone of voice. You and your child are probably both feeling anxious and nervous about school, but try to set a good example for your child by talking about school in a positive way. Talk about all…
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With the change of season and most children getting ready to go back to school, we think it’s the perfect time for a good deep clean of your home. So we teamed up with Clean Living our latest brand to join the Collective, to give you some tips on how to give your home a…
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1. Use Empathy Tantrums are a very normal part of personality development in young children and are also a very normal way for older children to release a build-up of tension and emotion that they have bottled up inside them. It is important not to take these outbursts personally. Your child is releasing their tension…
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Self can always and us Mums are no exception with needing their "me time" to be able to feel happy, calm, and positive about themselves, both as individuals and as parents of little people! This is true at the moment more than ever, when we are restricted by perhaps working from home, changing lockdown rules,…
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1. Make sure your child is ready. Your child is probably ready to start potty training when they are: - Between 2 and 3 years old. - Aware of when they have done a wee or poo in their nappy. - Able to say when they need a wee or poo or have done one. -…
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1. Understand that it is normal If you are worried about your child being a fussy eater and are struggling to get them to try new foods, take a deep breath, and try to relax. This is normal, don't worry. Take your foot off the gas, slow down, and take a break from this for…