Three Cheers for School

Three Cheers for School

Three cheers for September when the kids go back to school! “Hip hip” get jobs done in the house; “hip hip” get them to bed early; “hip hip” recovery time for parents! Joking aside, it’s a good opportunity for parents to think about what they want to achieve or change...
“Just-a-Minute” Parenting

“Just-a-Minute” Parenting

There’s a new trend in parents’ conversations which has come into fashion in recent years. It seeps through the cracks of parents’ resilience to deal with their daily time pressures and children’s fundamental need for attention. It can become their ‘modus...
Time-In For Bad Behaviour

Time-In For Bad Behaviour

When a child behaves badly, parents have typically sent them to their room in time-out, taken away a favourite toy or told them off. It made sense to punish their behaviour to train them be good; “spare the rod, spoils the child.” Developmental science has shown us,...
Gut Bacteria Affect Kid’s Behaviour

Gut Bacteria Affect Kid’s Behaviour

Parents can never be too complacent. Just when you think you have everything covered..…there’s always more! If you have a screaming toddler, an unhappy child, or one that seems to go off the rails at the drop of a hat, consider this: 1. Microorganisms swimming around...