Parenting Tips

There are only two things you need to be a successful parent
Parenting Tips

The only two things you need to be a successful parent

Is There a Secret to Successful Parenting? Over the years I’ve had more people than you would think ask me if there’s some particular thing they can do to ensure they get parenting right. They never used the word ‘secret,’ but that desire for a key or some other magic piece of information to unlock […]


by Annie the Nanny's Behaviour Intervention Services • November 25, 2016
Teaching Kids to be Nice
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Teaching kids to be nice

Everyone wants nice kids and as parents, we’re acutely aware of those moments of awkwardness when our child behaves in a way that makes us red faced and want to crawl under the table. You know, at parties when they nick the last cookie or when they have a temper tantrum in full view of […]


by Annie the Nanny's Behaviour Intervention Services • August 17, 2016
How you can save on energy costs by switching suppliers
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Keeping energy costs low – it pays to switch

Keeping your fuel costs under control isn’t an easy task when you are running a household; not least because sometimes you can’t quite keep a lid on those sneaky little costs that add up when you have small people around: Extra electricity for all the cups of tea you need to reheat, Higher lighting costs […]


by Helen • July 15, 2016
how to talk to kids about money so they will listen
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How to talk to kids about money so they listen

“And at the start of the fiscal year the economy retracted, which lead to a downturn in…” is exactly not how to talk to kids about money! Get on their level, make it interesting to them and relevant, and I promise you have made your job a whole lot easier. How to talk to kids about […]


by Helen • June 17, 2016
How to teach finance to your toddler. Make your children money savvy! Start today
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Teaching kids about money: Getting your toddler to understand

Teaching kids about money – make your toddler finance savvy It’s never too early to ensure your children appreciate the value of money.  Not that your child should know the ins and outs of your mortgage, but rather that most things in life come with a monetary value. When I was little my father played […]


by Helen • May 25, 2016
Nits in hair - yuk. There is nothing worse than finding nits in your kids hair. What can you do? We have the answer, and there is no washing, only one application and its totally natural too!
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8 reasons to use THIS way to get rid of nits in hair

We are far from shy in talking about nits in hair on KiddyCharts. We all know how rubbish it is getting them. Photo Credit: Christopher Campbell via Unsplash They are a fact of family life, and if your child has reached the age of ten and you haven’t experienced the joy of going through your kids […]


by Helen • May 20, 2016
Why it is OK to be a bad parent sometimes
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Why its okay to be a bad parent sometimes

I’m going to share with you a little something I’m not proud of: I bet you’ve never even heard of. It’s called the ‘parenting wobble.’ Having a parenting wobble might make you feel like you are a bad parent. But its OK for that to happen. It is OK to wobble once in a while. […]


by Annie the Nanny's Behaviour Intervention Services • May 18, 2016
Harry Potter is one of my favourite books, but I bet you didn't know that the Harry Potter magical stuff would be so good at helping parents everywhere did you? Time Turners would be life savers, and so would some of the others. What would Harry Potter give to you to help?
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Five Harry Potter essentials to make new parents lives easier

Reading and being a new parent, they don’t go together. When in god’s name do you ever find time to read books when you are looking after your little bundle of joy? Despite this well know fact, I managed to read Harry Potter all through breastfeeding my kids; while I was breastfeeding them. Harry Potter […]


by Helen • April 27, 2016
10 Things Your Kids Can Learn Online
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10 things for kids online to learn

It’s hard to find a household without internet nowadays, and having our kids online is part of everyday life. Kids learn to use computers, tablets and smart phones at a very early age. It’s not all just about fun and games; smart technology can be used for learning too. To prove it, check out these […]


by Helen • April 11, 2016
The article about hazards of democratic parenting
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Parenting Styles: Why giving younger kids a household vote won’t work

I love democracy. In fact I’m a huge fan. I cannot imagine not having any input in what goes on around me, even though that input seems to effect less social change over time. Democratic parenting is one aspect of those parenting styles that we hear about. In summary, it means that your kids have a voice in […]


by Annie the Nanny's Behaviour Intervention Services • February 10, 2016