A parent’s role is not to cotton-wool our kids from reality, but rather to equip them with skills to live it well. Children who can recognise their strong thoughts or feelings and respond to them in a safe way are more able to cope with the pressures of life.
I'm still reeling from the news of the Federal Government's commitment to provide all parents with 26 weeks of paid parental leave. Check out this document for details.
I nearly fell off my chair!!
It will surely be good for helping families make a strong start - and a fantastic boost for breast feeding success. Return to work for many new mothers signals the end of breastfeeding. Despite best attempts, juggling work and child care can place a strain on new parents, one that leads to breastfeeding being given the flick.
When I see a child with sleep problems, the first question I ask is; does your child snore? Many parents are surprised, not knowing the link between snoring and night-waking.
Let me explain. Snoring in small children is most commonly caused by swollen tonsils and adenoids. During the child's deep sleep when they are most rested...