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Giveaway and Book Discount

          This competition and discount offer are now finished. The draw for the handmade chocolates and bone carving will be carried out tomorrow and the winner announced here. Many thanks to all who have supported me … Continue reading

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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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Mindful Disconnection – A Story

Yesterday, at around 3.35pm, we began our usual walk to the bus-stop to fetch Mr Hare. Mr Butterfly was in the buggy and Mr Owl was walking beside me. After around five mintues of walking Mr Owl said, “Oh no! … Continue reading

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Parents: Listening *is* Connecting Part Two – Pre-Verbal Children

Parents often don’t think about the need to ‘listen’ to their pre-verbal children. They can’t talk after all! And even the ‘experts’ often don’t understand the dynamics of the communication which takes place between pre-verbal kids and those around them. … Continue reading

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Tantrums: Different Kinds need different Strategies

Both Margot Sunderland (The Science of Parenting) and Diane Levy (Of Course I Love You…NOW GO TO YOUR ROOM!) and probably lots of other people too, have identified that there are two different kinds of tantrums. The first sort identified … Continue reading

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Mr Owl Turned Six

I feel like I’ve been saying, the Owl is nearly six, for a long time. And now here we are, the big event has now been and gone. He had an Almost Overnight Party. I got the idea from Carrie at The … Continue reading

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Right Behaviour – Wrong Place

Toddlers don’t excite me. Yes, I know they’re very cute and there’s nothing so lovely as those little arms sneaking around your neck for a snuggle. They’re highly entertaining, I’ll grant you that. They’re learning a heap and changing every … Continue reading

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