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    Fatherhood,  Parenting Advice

    Screen Time – How Much Is Too Much For Children?

    Children’s screen time. Are we educating our kids with useful information? Or are we just frying their brain cells? It’s a topic that is debated by pretty much everyone. Parents, professionals, non-parents who think they are professionals. Literally everyone has an opinion on how much screen time children should have. You won’t find a definitive answer though, it all comes down to personal preference. I decided to do some research into the topic to find out what other parents think, and to give an insight into my own views on children’s screen time. The reason that I decided to look into this topic came from a new study from the…

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    My Child Doesn’t Have To Share

    Sharing can be a difficult concept for young children to understand. We expect them to give something that they really want to someone else, just because they want it too. One thing I will not be doing as a parent is forcing my little boy to share his things. Most of the time, he will share his toys with me and with other children, which I want. I want him to be able to feel okay with the decision that he is making. If he doesn’t want to give me something though, I won’t be forcing him to. I’ve heard it many times, when an adult tells a child that…

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    How To Survive The Terrible Twos

    Babies are adorable. So well behaved. They cry when they want something and then go back to their calm state after their needs are met. UNTIL THEY TURN TWO. If your child is coming up for their second birthday, then hold on to your sanity, because the Terrible Twos are fast approaching, and it’s not going to be pleasant. In this post, I’m going to be explaining exactly what the Terrible Twos involves, and how you are going to survive it.   What are the Terrible Twos? The Terrible Twos is a normal stage of development that usually starts at the age of two. It can last for over a…

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    Putting Your Child Into Childcare Is Okay!

    Does your child attend childcare? Can you remember that very first day that they went? It was awful. You go through every single emotion possible. Guilt can often be one of these emotions. Am I a terrible parent for leaving them? Will they enjoy it? Is it the right thing for my child? These are just some of the questions that we ask ourselves as parents. Having worked in a nursery for the last 2 years, I feel I have an inside perspective on what it’s like to witness the dreaded drop-off, whilst also experiencing it myself as a parent. In this post I am going to be giving an…

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    Beating The Milk Ladder

    Austin has had a tough start to life. Right from birth, we’ve had issues. Silent reflux. A milk intolerance. Indigestion. We even had a trip to A&E with a chest infection and pneumonia. The poor little guy has battled through though and is thriving with his development. We have recently tackled the dreaded milk ladder in an attempt to wean him back onto a normal diet. Would it be a success? Or would he be once again struck down by his health? Lets find out… Back To The Start Let me take you right back to the beginning. The first few months of Austin’s life were hard. I remember the…

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    The Importance Of Timeout For Parents

    Mental health. It’s a topic that is widely discussed online and usually concerns the younger generation. But what about parents? Looking after a child can be the most rewarding experience, but also the hardest. We get told all the time to talk about mental health, and not be afraid to speak out when we are struggling. This is also true of parents. It’s okay to not be okay.  In this post I will be talking about the importance of having a timeout from parenting, and how we can achieve this. Feeling Guilty Guilt is an emotion that all parents experience at some stage. I wrote a post about it after…

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    How To Potty Train Your Child

    Potty training is one of the most feared milestones for parents. It’s messy, it’s stinky and it’s downright disgusting. Although this is true, it doesn’t have to be as scary as it seems. There are ways that you can assist the process and actually make it fun and enjoyable. I have been working in a nursery for 2 years with children aged 2 and 3. Perfect potty training age. It’s about time that I shared my knowledge with parents that may be struggling or afraid to even start. Here are some tips on how to potty train your child. Preparation The very first thing you need to ask yourself before…