When you’re raising a family you don’t always have the time, energy or head-space to really map things out and create all the useful tools you need. Between feeding the baby and hanging out the washing, doing the school run and cooking the dinner there’s precious little time left to start planning and designing a chart or schedule, no matter how helpful it may be.
But don’t worry. From cheat sheets to revision planners, bullying diaries to reward charts. We’ve got you covered. Here you’ll find all the resources you need to make parenting a little easier, free and ready to print.
Parenting can be hard work and coping with bedwetting can be exhausting, frustrating and difficult.
Experts don’t fully understand why one child continues to wet the bed and another doesn’t. It could be a matter of development. Sometimes a child’s bladder is simply not developed enough to store urine for an entire night. Sometimes a child has not yet mastered the ability to recognise when their bladder is full, wake themselves up, and get to the toilet in time.
Getting your child, the help they need can be made much simpler by keeping a Night Time Diary. This will help your child’s doctor understand your child’s bedwetting better.Get this guide
Lots of parents go through the same thing with their children as faddy eating is often a phase that young children go through to explore their independence, test you out and to get some of your attention
My Food Diary will help you relax as you keep a record of the food your child is eating over the course of a whole week! This daily diary will help you to plan your child’s diet, ensuring that they get just the right amount of proteins, vitamins, and carbohydrates that are so important.Get this guide
It can be really helpful to keep a record of the bullying that you’ve experienced as it makes it easier to remember what happened exactly.
This helps when you are talking to your parents, teachers or other adults about sorting it out. Write down as much detail as you can about what happened, where the bullying took place and who exactly was involved. This Diary can then be shown to someone you really trust.Get this guide
With Kids’ Bedtimes, Consistency Is Key To Learning And Development in a Nutshell
Like adults, children often don’t get enough sleep at night and unfortunately, not getting enough sleep and being sleep-deprived can have serious consequences for your child’s health, success at school and growth.
In this guide we look at Children’s Sleep needs dependant upon their ageGet this guide
Not all screen time is created equal.
It’s up to YOU to decide how (and how often) your child or teenager uses screens and whether their screen time is positive or negative. For instance, time spent on homework or other educational activities might not need to be as restricted as time spent playing video games.
For kids of all ages, screen time should not replace time needed for sleeping, eating, being active, studying, and interacting with family and friends.Get this guide
“Should I let my child go on a sleepover?”
I get asked this a lot. And frankly, it depends. I know some parents who simply make it their policy — “No sleepovers ever.” That’s ok because it’s your right to make the rules that you are
comfortable with for YOUR family.
In this guide I help you with hints and tips on the due diligence you can carry out to help you make your decisionGet this guide
Whether it’s your toddler who’s deliberately dumped their lunch on the floor or an older child who can’t stop whining for one more game on their ipad before bedtime…
It seems children repeatedly challenge the boundaries we as parents set for them. It’s what kids do who are growing up and becoming independent. This guide provides you with information and tips, as well as short checklist, on setting the rules …Get this guide
The most important gift you can give your child is the gift of self esteem.
Self-esteem is how you rate yourself deep down. It is a belief and a confidence in your own ability and value. However, where does this ability come from? I believe it initially comes from you – the actions that you take and the love and encouragement you give. Download this free guide to help you give YOUR child the gift of self esteem.Get this guide
Bullying is an intentional, aggressive and repeated behaviour that involves an imbalance of power or strength. It’s NEVER acceptable &; NEVER ignore it!
In this FREE Checklist, we look for the signs, how to deal with and support your child and how to get help.Get this guide
I simply love Kidlutions – a place to find wonderful resources for parents and educators that grow great kids!
From Wendy Young’s Anger Toolbox to her colourful colouring pages around handling grief Kidlutions is a simply wonderful place to explore.Get this guide
I am very lucky to count Gill Connell as one of my friends. Gill is from Christchurch in New Zealand and she is internationally recognised as an expert in movement and play.
Movement is at the very core of how children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, and of course, physically. At Moving Smart Gill foster’s children’s natural move-to-learn style while helping parents and teachers understand the comprehensive benefits of all that wiggling!
That’s why she says “A Moving Child is a Learning Child.” Download her book today.Get this guide
My great friend, world renowned paediatric psychologist, Lynne Kenney PsyD has created this wonderful book with Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD.
The first multi-media parenting book that that gives readers a new way to take a collaborative stance with children, improving their cognitive, emotional and social skills.
Written for real parents with anxious, angry and over-the-top kids, Bloom is a brain-based approach to parenting all children. Stop second-guessing the way you handle misbehaviors, and learn why they occur in the first place. Come to understand the developmental origins of behaviors and take a fresh look at how you can address them with skill-building techniques that produce real and lasting change.
Available from AmazonGet this guide
I’m happy to be recommending Kidslox, an app for parents to set boundaries for children using mobile and tablet devices. With the ever increasing use of mobile devices in the home, Kidslox is the ideal digital companion for parents to help keep children safe and limit their screen time. Once installed, the Kidslox app enables you to remotely control your child’s iOS and Android devices (including iPhone and iPad). Perfect for managing dinner time, homework and bedtime. Download the app here.Get this guide