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Parenting Tips Linky – Instructions not included #1: Starting School



Visit our other Parenting Tips Linkies if you would like too! We are just starting out, so do be patient.

A long time ago when my son was born I struggled to understand what was happening to him – he kept being sick, really sick, like hitting the walls sick…

I didn’t know what was going on…so I turned to the internet for advice, and discovered that he might have reflux, and that I should go to the doctor for advice and help. I kept on going until they listened.

Our kids come in tiny packages, but without those dam useful instructions included! I needed advice, and bloggers seemed to be there to help. It saved me – and made me persevere, and, at this time, I didn’t even blog.

Now I know what our blogging community can do to provide help and advice, and even just to sympathise with other mums and dads going through the same parenting challenges.

I am therefore introducing the Parenting Tips Linky: Instructions not included on KiddyCharts as a permanently open resource to post links about particular parenting topics that we all need help and support with from time to time.

Come and join in – we are starting with your starting school posts


These are simple:

1. Link up your posts, or other post from other blogs and websites that helped you, that are relevant to the topic offering help to parents just like us – they can be old or newly inspired by the linky

2. Read some of the other posts, and comment on at least two of them

3. If you can, do share what you find most helpful on social media, putting in relevant hashtags so other parents can find these wonderful resources and use them from now and forever

4. For the two I like the best and find more pertinent to that week’s topic, I shall feature when we will start all over again with a new topic.

You can grab my badge for the posts that you link up if you want, but its not necessary – this is all about helping each other by sharing what we know.

This is a blog hop, so the code is below as well if you want to display it on your blog.

And just so you know, my daughter didn’t really come in a box, I promise – but she seems to like climbing into them *lost the manual*

What are you waiting for – grab those old posts, write a new one and help other parents :-D

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Rebecca English

Sunday 29th of September 2013

Oh I have an old one. Is that ok if I link it up?


Saturday 5th of October 2013

Sorry my dear - just found you in spam - would love it if you linked up :-D

Verily Victoria Vocalises

Saturday 28th of September 2013

This is such a great idea and really great area for resources if anyone is struggling. I don't have anything at the moment but shall be sure to pop back when I do - or if I need any advice of course! Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x


Friday 27th of September 2013

What a fab idea. Mine aren't parenting tips they are more for the school. Shall remember to pop back though.

Steph - I'm Counting UFOs

Friday 27th of September 2013

Oooh what a good idea!


Friday 27th of September 2013

ooooh what a great idea, and wouldn't a manual be great :-)

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