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Make a Wish Foundation - Remember May
Charities

Make a Wish Foundation UK: Helping special children’s dreams come true

There are a few charities that are close to my heart, and the Make a Wish Foundation UK is one of them. They give families such wonderful memories that, no matter what, can be cherished forever. On the 31st August, 2010, a little princess lost her battle against a rare form of Cancer; Rhabdomyosarcoma. On the […]


by Helen • September 3, 2012
Security blanket: sleeping with bubbie comfort habit
Behaviour training tips for parents

Security blanket: When does a comfort habit become a problem?

This is a post from our guest blogger; Hollie Smith. So, who is she? Oh, well, I’m married, 42, have two daughters, Miss P the elder and Miss P the younger aged ten and eight, author of ten books including six titles for Netmums and four for White Ladder Press, the latest of which is First-time […]


by Guest Blogger • August 31, 2012
Mummys not shouting at children reward chart
Reward Charts

Shouting at children: Mummy reward charts – can they help?

I admit I am not a perfect mother, and occasionally I can be found shouting at children; usually they are my own children, which I guess is good, but I would rather not be doing it at all. However, if its been a long, hard day for us all, tempers are frayed and if listening […]


by Helen • August 29, 2012
Tired children: is laughing the right things to do?
Bedtime

Tired children: Not sure it was wise for mummy to laugh….

This is our regular guest post by Beckie Whitehouse from Be Confident Coaching. In our house in the holidays bedtimes can be something of a balancing act; and we can get some very tired children about… All 3 kids think they need far less sleep than they do.  Of the boys the oldest needs the least – […]


by Beckie • August 28, 2012
Preparing a child for school - Do your emotions effect them?
School

Preparing a child for school: Do your emotions drive your child’s feelings?

It’s that time of year when we are getting ready to prepare our children for any changes that will happen in September, preparing a child for school or nursery for the first time, moving up a year into a new class with a new teacher etc. For us parents we think of our past, how […]


by Helen • August 27, 2012
Lands End to John o Groats Cycle for the Make a Wish Foundation
Charities

Lands End to John o’Groats cycle: 1000 miles in 9 days – hubby’s gonna hurt!

I don’t talk too much on here about the fourth member of the family; Brad. That’s not because he isn’t important, its because he is a shy, retiring little flower; and doesn’t want me to mention his stunning personality and good looks on here any more than I really, truly need to. However, he is doing the […]


by Beckie • August 23, 2012
Chatterbox tooth fairy letter after *toothfairyfail*
Behaviour training tips for parents

Tooth Fairy Letter: another parenting fail…almost…

My daughter will be seven in October so we still believe in the tooth fairy, which is why we have a tooth fairy progress and behaviour chart design. She wanted to have it; and she said it so sweetly I couldn’t say no… A few weeks ago, she lost another tooth, to leave her with […]


by Helen • August 22, 2012
Fussy Eaters: How do you disguise your vegetables?
Healthy Eating Tips for Kids

Fussy Eaters: Disguise your food well!

This is our regular guest post by Beckie Whitehouse from Be Confident Coaching. I hope there are some fellow gardeners out there; as perhaps you have the same challenges with fussy eaters as I do? I am sure my family think I am slightly deranged; I was so excited when I found a recipe for chocolate and […]


by Beckie • August 21, 2012
Calming children displaying disrespectful behaviour
Disciplining your children

4 Ways to Calmly Manage Disrespectful Children

Sometimes it seems like kids feel entitled to talk back and be disrespectful children. They often don’t want to listen to parents, saying, “You can’t tell me what to do!” This causes friction in the household and makes mum and dad feel anxious and frustrated. To help, when you feel your kids aren’t listening; you […]


by Helen • August 20, 2012