Separation anxiety is a normal phase for children to go through. Babies often experience it when they first realise they are separate people from their mothers. Toddlers may go through it, adding to the joys of the terrible twos. Preschoolers often experience it when they start spending extended periods of time away from their parents. […]
Parenting Older Children
While parenting in the early years can be physically exhausting, parenting older children can be emotionally exhausting. Once they’re at school they have a part of their lives that is separate to yours, with problems you can’t instantly solve for them.
In this section you’ll find posts about sleeping, eating, anxiety and the challenges of raising lefties when you’re both righties!
Pocket money is one of those issues that all parents do differently. Personally, I’ve always been very torn about linking it with chores because I feel that chores should be done as part of family life rather than being rewarded. On the other hand, I want my children to understand that money has to be […]
While most toddlers go through a picky stage, most come out of the other side to eat a fairy well rounded diet, albeit usually lacking in vegetables. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case for our youngest who, at 7, still eats a very restricted diet. In my mission to help her expand her diet, I’ve […]
We have two children, Boy Child, who worries about nothing, and Girl Child, who worries about everything. Much of her anxiety is focussed on separation but despite us being together all the time, she’s finding lockdown tough. Previously, a lot of her anxiety has expressed as tummy aches, now they seem to have been swapped […]
When you have a child that eats only a very limited range of foods, it can be very, very stressful as a parent. Especially if that range of foods seems to be shrinking by the day. Mealtimes can become torture and you may spend all your time cooking things that end up in the bin. […]