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Great giveaways for kids & parents

Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester Free Family Ticket: Saving YOU £40

NOTE – THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND A WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN. Are you ready for a free family ticket to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester? They are usually £40 you know (if your kids are over two)… If you are in the UK, you can enter using the widget below and then your family are […]

by Helen • September 10, 2012
Back to School after a great summer holiday - what did you do?

Back to school: ABCs for the summer holidays

So that 6 weeks went by in a flash and its now back to school… And as many will have started school for the first time, I thought I would go back to my own ABCs…here are the holidays for the KiddyChart Clan in 26 letters and a few pictures…. Back to School ABCs Austrian […]

by Helen • September 7, 2012
Bottle Weaning: from a bottle to a cup
Parenting Tips

Bottle weaning: How to move from a bottle to using a cup

This is another guest post from Maria Albertsen as part of our series of Thursday Thoughts for Parenting Behavioural Challenges. We hope it gives you out. When we are pregnant we are often given so much advice on how to deal with being pregnant, labour and the first few weeks of life with a new baby and […]

by Maria Albertsen • September 6, 2012
Mad Bloggers award yacht reception

A favourite summer moment: host MAD bloggers on a yacht

It’s seems ages ago…and I guess it is now, thanks to the two weeks holiday I had immediately afterwards. Sitting and drinking Pims on a Yacht isn’t something I want to forget, but as usually family life has got in the way! On the 17th August, I had the pleasure of meeting fellow MAD bloggers […]

by Helen • September 6, 2012
Make a Wish Foundation - Remember May

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?

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?

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