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Kids seem to want to grow up too soon - getting excited about going in the bog boy playground
Behaviour training tips for parents

Parenting: Please stop your growing up -RIGHT NOW!

My little stuntboy is five in a month… Will you PLEASE just stop growing up? I remember him being tiny and it seemed like only yesterday. Now he is just huge… And the scarey thing is, he wants to be even older, and even more enormous. So this is just a plea to my son, […]


by Helen • April 30, 2012
The moon is up - time to use that iPhone!
Parenting Tips

Working Mums: 10 reasons why we should sleep with our iPhones…

Last week, the lovely Ally Pinney from Mumsclub challenged her blog readers to do without their iPhone for a whole weekend…and I wimped out. I am seriously sorry. I have only really had it for a year. Be it appears to have taken on the significance of a third child in my family. A slightly […]


by Helen • April 27, 2012
Seven Secrets about the Behaviour Charts guru (ahem)
Blogging

Seven secrets about myself: including the one about the knickers…

I was using the wonderful LoveAllBlogs site to dip in and out of blogs the other day and I came across this great post from Chez Mummy about her Kate Winslet/Gwyneth Paltrow moment where the lovely Mother Venting, From Fun to Mum and More Than a Mum Blog had bestowed upon her a fantabulous award. The post was a few months ago, and was […]


by Helen • April 18, 2012
Party on with KiddyCharts Behavior and Chore Charts
Reward Charts

Behavior Charts Arrive Fashionably Late!

Hi there, we have launched our behavior charts service now… …so to celebrate, we decided to pop along to the Ultimate Blog Party Blog Hop on Five Minutes for Mum – apologies for the late arrival, but that is fashionable isn’t it? Standing in the corner… We are a VERY new business – kind of like […]


by Helen • April 17, 2012
Parenting Tips

Working Mums: Eight reasons why chocolate should be in your business plan

A week or so ago, I worked in the coffice. For those of you who haven’t encountered that yet, it basically means sitting in a coffee shop with a WiFi connection pretending to work, but in fact eating chocolate brownie. While I was doing this it made me realise how important chocolate is to working […]


by Helen • April 16, 2012
Kids toy reviews

KiddyCharts Printable Reward Charts: Bonus story book reviews

We ALWAYS use stories as a reward with behavior charts in the KiddyCharts household. Books as Rewards on Behavior Charts Why?  Now that’s easy: Reading doesn’t cost a thing It encourages my kids to learn, and helps them to grasp the concepts around learning to read Its great one on one time with them; particularly […]


by Helen • April 12, 2012
Parenting Tips

Working Mums: World business domination or rowing?

  I am still losing my baby weight. In all honesty, that’s not great…. Why am I still I size 16 six years after my first child? People said when I had Chatterbox, “Don’t worry, you’ll lose the baby weight soon enough.” But then about five minutes later – I was pregnant again with Stuntboy. […]


by Helen • April 10, 2012
How do you stop aggressive children?
Disciplining your children

Toddlers hitting – what can we do?

I read an article a week or so ago about a very pretty little girl who had started hitting other children, and it got me thinking… I remember when my two both went through this phase. Its not an easy thing to deal with, but it’s also critical to get it right. How you deal […]


by Helen • April 6, 2012
Behaviour training tips for parents

And the Award for Best Supporting Actress goes to….

Little people have this un-canny knack for melodrama. I am presuming that its not just my little people, or at least I am hoping it isn’t. And the Oscar for best supporting actress goes to…. Performances seem to be at their best when someone is about to be told off. Sort of like Julia Roberts […]


by Helen • April 4, 2012