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Where do babies come from, Mummy?
Parenting Tips

How the hell do you answer this one? On a postcard please…

My little Chatterbox comes out with some stuff sometimes… Most of the time, its wonderful, and occasionally its actually quite helpful. But…every now and then, there’s a bit of a weird one, questions she asks to keep me on my toes, make sure I am not nodding off in my motherly duties: Mummy, how did […]

by Helen • June 15, 2012
How do you stop aggressive children?
Disciplining your children

Sibling Rivalry: My kids are arguing all the time, what can I do?

This is a post from Maria Albertsen, the KiddyCharts resident agony aunt in response to the Kate Takes Five Oracle post on Sibling rivalry. We hope it gives you food for thought, and possibly even helps! Does your kids behaviour towards each other leave you feeling like you want to pull your hair out, like […]

by Maria Albertsen • June 14, 2012
Having a blog is like having kids
Parenting Tips

12 reasons why blogging is like having kids

I have been blogging for five months. Not a particularly spectacular anniversary, but nice to take note of. Despite it’s young life, my blog has poked its way into my world quite successfully. Its taken over a little bit. Rather like a third, unplanned child. It also happens to be a bit of a demanding […]

by Helen • June 13, 2012
Road Safety - where would it be safe to let a child walk
Disciplining your children

Tuesday Tip for Parenting: Children need to understand consequences – Kick them out the car!

This is our regular guest post by Beckie Whitehouse from Be Confident Coaching. Last night, I was out for a drink at the pub for a friend’s birthday. It was all Mums, so naturally we did get to chatting about the kids and consequences from behaviour. Someone had heard a suggestion that if the children misbehave in the […]

by Beckie • June 12, 2012
Patience before kids is all about being good at waiting
Parenting Tips

Patience with kids: I used to think I was patient: then I had kids….

There are many things that you don’t get warned about before you have kids; its an un-spoken pact amongst parents that if you meet a pregnant lady, you never, ever tell her how different her life will be when she has had her child. She is probably worrying about labour, which is great, because it […]

by Helen • June 11, 2012
Parenting Tips

Can we catch the clouds, mummy?

My son said something wonderful last week. He thought that the man cutting down the tree in our garden would get to the top by: Throwing a rope into the sky and catching a cloud so he can pull himself up. What a beautiful idea. I do so wish that were possible. Haven’t we all […]

by Helen • June 8, 2012
How to Beat Fussy Eating
Healthy Eating Tips for Kids

8 top tips to encourage your child to beat fussy eating: Thursday Thoughts for Parenting

Maria is back with another guest blog.  This week, she asked her Facebook page “likers” to give her some problems around fussy eating.  She then created a hypothetical question to answer from all their responses!  Let us know what you think. I have a 3 year old daughter who just refuses to eat much at […]

by Maria Albertsen • June 7, 2012
Garden at Buckingham Palace
Parenting Tips

This Diamond Jubilee we have mostly been…..singing silly songs

Its the last day to vote in the MAD Blogging Awards, so please VOTE FOR KIDDYCHARTS in the Small business category; you have until 5pm today to make me smile!   Not sure about you; but I had a strangely patriotic weekend – wasn’t expecting it, but it just crept up on me.  I am […]

by Helen • June 6, 2012
Longest Chococlate Cake
Healthy Eating Tips for Kids

Tuesday Tips for Parenting: Jubilee parties galore so let them eat cake…

Honestly I am exhausted… It has been a lovely weekend despite the rain. Our village organised Diamond Jubilee events all weekend and its still not finished. Tonight, I will be accompanying the Brownies singing in the talent show – and no, before anyone asks, I will not be wearing my old uniform! Last week, I […]

by Beckie • June 5, 2012