Sibling rivalry

Sibling rivalry is natural and to be expected. Children want to be the centre of your attention and find it difficult to adjust when a new baby comes along. There can be plenty of conflict, particularly when children are close together in age, as your older child is unable to […]

The dangers of Helicopter Parenting

As parents, we want to protect our children and create a loving and happy environment to grow up in. However, sometimes parents can be too protective and supportive and, in these cases, can have a negative impact on the child’s development as they get older. When your child is a […]

Why should you read to your baby?

Reading to your baby during pregnancy and after the birth brings many positive benefits for their development. It also provides a positive time for you to connect with them emotionally. Here are some of the reasons I encourage you to read regularly to your baby (and obviously older children as […]

Why boredom is important

Allowing your child to be bored In today’s society, parents are often pressured into keeping their children busy all the time. This could be through attending groups and clubs or being kept busy at home. The words ‘I’m bored!’ often make parents feel uneasy and guilty which leads to that […]