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Home Menus: Unexpected Benefits for Parents of Fussy Eaters

People who read this, and know my lovely husband Craig, will know what I mean when I say he’s more relaxed than a sofa. He has a classic Tortoise temperament – solid, salt-of-the-earth and he never sweats the small stuff. … Continue reading

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Parenting Trick: The Power of Three

Often when people speak to me about their children’s non-compliance (over small reasonable requests), the dreaded word – consistency – pops up. Consistency is an ideal and probably not what most parents can realistically manage – we all have bad … Continue reading

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For Parents: Emotional Support v Emotional Indulgence

Maturity, as many of you already know, is the main aim Craig and I have for our children. We define maturity as having all the aspects that Daniel Goleman identified as Emotional Intelligence: persistence; delayed gratification; planning; organisation; empathy; impulse control; social deftness; motivation … Continue reading

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Two Temperaments + Two Power Tantrums = Mother with a Sense of Humour!

In order to keep me on my toes, our two lovely eldest sons decided to have Power Tantrums on the same morning. Luckily, I’d had a good night’s sleep and was in the right frame of mind to deal with … Continue reading

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Parents: Your Three Year-Old can’t Sleep for a Reason!

When our nine year-old Mr Hare was  the grand old age of three, and dropping his last daytime nap, he often couldn’t sleep at night. It used to do my head in. I remember getting extremely anxious for myself (surely … Continue reading

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Toddlers and their Understanding of Time

It was bound to happen. He’s the youngest by four years and four months. He seems to be older than he is. So, I assumed too much.  It was one of those moments: I was just talking for the sake … Continue reading

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Anger or Something Else: Emotional Intelligence – Part Two

Emotions are often misunderstood and misinterpreted. We seem to forget too easily that we are, biologically speaking, far more emotional beings than we are rational-intellectual ones or behaviourist-robots. And the programming in our brain – the sum total of our emotional experiences to date … Continue reading

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