A new study in JAMA Pediatrics suggests higher levels of screen time at two and three years of age predict poorer child outcomes at three and five years, respectively.
Encourage your child’s creative juices to flow when they become bored. Kids today hardly ever have the opportunity to get bored, they are always surrounded by a buffet of entertainment, but creativity comes from learning how to create your own entertainment.
Where is the goofiness, the fantasy of the kid’s TV shows of old? Where is the type of crazy that we grew up with in the 80s and 90s?
As one mom on Facebook, so eloquently put it: “People say ‘well what did people do before vaccines/antibiotics/pasteurisation?’ as if that’s an argument for going natural. They died, Carol. A lot of people died.”
How can a parent KNOW their child is safe with the people we employ to care for them when we are not there to do it ourselves?
The reason I have tried to breastfeed for as long as possible is that I believe in the amazing benefits of breastmilk, over and above just feeding and hydrating her. It really is miraculous stuff.

Toddler 6 ways to host a stress free party

Wow, what a busy couple of months we have had. As nature would have it our kids are born in November, January, 2 in March and one in May. Sometimes it feels like I’m planning parties non-stop for 6 months of the year!

Toddler My mothering style is lazy AF

I will always be is lazy – I will always lean back and let my child explore, experiment, fail, succeed, grow her imagination and discover her own boundaries.

Toddler Wake up, mommy, you are dreaming

At some point, I hope that the fantasy of parenthood that I retain will be replaced with the reality that I have come to know.

Toddler Were the good old days really that good?

There were many aspects of ‘the good old days’ that to label not great, is being quite kind. So, what can we learn from the past?

Toddler When motherhood becomes too much

You finally get a moment to look down and see this beautiful little face in front of you. Two closed eyes, a cute little nose and full pink lips. Wow, it takes your breath away. Absolute perfection.

Toddler OK, I will admit it, I lie to my children

Now, let me be clear, I am not advocating lying. Obviously lying is wrong! We were taught that as kids, and now we pass that lesson on to our children… But…

Toddler Why can’t they just go to sleep already?

I say they are my favourites, but are they really? Or am I just too exhausted to care?

Toddler 20 positive phrases our children need to hear

How we speak to our children, becomes their inner voice… Our fears, anger and disappointments become theirs.

Toddler Being a parent is hard work

Parenting can prove to be a bit more strenuous than a nine-to-five job, but being a parent is a labour of love.

Toddler Autism: A bane which blesses

Playgrounds are the only public spaces my son is free to be his weird self because the other children frankly do not care.

Toddler Find your kid’s talent

At times it is vital to silence what you think is the definition of success and embrace your child.

Toddler Be patient with your baby’s milestones

We have late bloomers and daredevils, but the trick is never to compare.

Toddler Things you should never say to your child

Being a parent has a lot to do with knowing what to say, and when and how to say it


 


 


 

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