Blog Category: Parenting Ideas Magazine

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Potty Mouth Kids

Recently a mum was telling me how her 5-year-old daughter, in a casual kitchen setting,[...]

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The Importance of Bare Feet

Surely one of the cutest parts of newborn babies is their feet. They are like[...]

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Parenting with the Brain in Mind

Over the past 15-20 years there has been a massive outpouring of research that explores[...]

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Let’s Take it Slow: The Importance of a Go-Slow Childhood

Stress is a new challenge to children’s health and social wellbeing in our modern world.[...]

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Expectations vs Real Life

Recently I read an article on The Conversation about labels, written by postdoctoral research fellow[...]

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Making Memories that Matter

When my sons were at school, we got to the end of this particular term[...]

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Helping Children who Struggle with School

This article was first published in Parenting Ideas magazine in November/December 2013. More and more in[...]

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Childen’s Temperaments – Roosters and Lambs

Something we don’t talk about much anymore is that children are born with a certain[...]

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In praise of a dangerous, dirty childhood

Originally published in Parenting Ideas I think there is something missing from the average modern[...]

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Helping kids’ develop self-regulation

Even with our fully developed brains, we adults still struggle with managing our moods, energy[...]

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The Nightmare of Adolescent Sleep

“One clear casualty of sleep deprivation is learning. That’s a tragedy—a recent tragedy.” — Professor[...]