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The Dummy Tree, The Tooth Fairy & other quirky family traditions around the world !

I'm always encouraging my parents to create their own family traditions from bike rides to bowling, from having a film night in with popcorn to having a Sunday Lunch together as it builds memories…

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How To Nurture A Can-Do Kid

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The Dummy Tree, The Tooth Fairy & other quirky family traditions around the world !

I’m always encouraging my parents to create their own family traditions from bike rides to bowling, from having a film night in with popcorn to having a Sunday Lunch together as it builds memories that last a lifetime. I also love exploring and I came upon this really interesting article about […]

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Vampires at the Nursery! Why Do Toddlers Bite?

  Biting! Vampires 🧛‍♀️ at the Nursery ! Biting amongst little ones is a distressing but common problem for parents. But why do toddlers bite and how can you prevent it? Why toddlers bite. I think it’s really helpful to understand why your toddler may start biting […]

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Getting your kids to help around the house – made easy of course!

I’m speaking on BBC Radio Kent about the importance of giving your kids chores to do in the house. I believe it makes them feel part of the family team, it teaches them independence and gives them the feeling of competence and capability. If it feels like […]

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In need of some quick tips? Here’s my Traffic Lights, Pause Button and Scales Techniques

                The Traffic Lights, the Pause Button and the Scales Techniques We all get some physical signs when we are getting wound up or stressed, so it’s helpful to teach your kids to recognise their own signs. I use the […]

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What to do when they say “I’m BORED!” – let the BORED JAR do the talking!

  I get asked a great deal about what to do or say when the kids moan ‘I’m bored’ & I always suggest making a ‘I’m Bored Jar’ With lockdowns, holidays, working from home & hybrid working – it’s is the perfect time to put together […]

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Try This Simple Technique – A Smile Is A Curve That Puts A Lot Of Things Straight !

            I was reading an article on LinkedIn by Jonathan Phelan a Wellbeing & Resilience author & speaker who was listening to a fascinating programme on Radio 4 about communication. The interviewee reflected on how she trained police negotiators. One point she made […]

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The Power of the Sleep Fairy!

  The Power of the Sleep Fairy! Do your children wake you up multiple times in the night? Do you lay down with your children in their bed until they finally fall asleep? Have your children’s sleep habits driven you to the point of madness and exhaustion? […]

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The Sue Atkins Camcorder Technique

I’ve been coaching a lovely Mum who’s been finding her 13 year old daughter very challenging recently with her attitude and it got me thinking about the power of our emotions which can either create or break the connections of family harmony. As a parent you probably […]

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BEST TODDLER BOOKS ABOUT FOOD

  As part of my TODDLER Roadmap I talk about fussy eaters, faddy eaters or picky eaters – depending where you live in the world, but what is certain is that parents around the globe worry about their toddler’s eating habits! So, reading about food is one […]

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Tick Tock: It’s time to turn the clocks back. Here are my tips to make the adjustment easier for your kids.

            I’m delighted to collaborate with Care.com this week sharing my top tips for adjusting your children’s schedule and sleep routines in time for the clocks going back. You’ve worked hard to get your baby or toddler sleeping through the night but the fact […]

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The Top 5 Benefits Of Using A Positive Parenting Profile in Divorce.

MARY HUGHES one page profile   I’ve used Positive Profiles in my work for many years and can’t rave enough about their usefulness for improving communication, relationships, a child’s self esteem and self confidence More recently I have been using positive profiles posters to help children and […]

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‘I was smacked as a child and it didn’t do me any harm’ – is a MYTH. Read WHY!

  There is a “definitive link” between smacking children and behavioural difficulties, a new study has found. Researchers at University College London, who reviewed 20 years of research on the topic, found that physical punishment is not effective in improving children’s behaviour, and instead makes it worse. I have been on Channel 5 News, GB News, TalkRadio and interviewed […]

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Helping Children Develop Emotional Literacy & Self Regulation

  There has been much talk and research around emotional intelligence and emotional literacy that suggests they lead to better health, higher academic achievement and stronger relationships. I believe the skills of emotional intelligence are learned — and parents are the best people to teach them to […]

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Teaching Tolerance – an important value in an angry world. Race, class, gender and kids’ conversations.

              This is a tough subject that many parents are shying away from, and it’s not about the birds and the bees! A new study by the researchers at Sesame Street indicates a majority of parents may not be having a […]

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8 Must-Have Toys and Activities for Increasing Your Infant’s Developmental Skills

  Here’s a great list of appropriate activities that will help to increase your little infant’s developmental skills around all the major skills from motor, social, emotional and language skills as recommended by Kevin Zoromski from Michigan State University. ‘Whenever you are looking for comfort objects and […]

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