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.
On average, most children begin learning to use a potty by around their second birthday, but, as with everything in children’s development, each child is different.
Up to the age of 20 months, toddlers’; bladders need to empty often, and their muscles aren’t always fully developed which makes it difficult for them to master holding on for the loo, coupled with their lack of dexterity as they haven’t yet developed how to master their clothing going to the loo is still a tricky and difficult skill to manage.
This guide contains useful information, tips and also my ABC Guide of Potty TrainingGet this guide
Your child’s teething timeline
Teething is full of old wives’ tales and horror stories but even before your baby was born, little tooth buds were developing under their gums.
This guide will help you to understand when your baby’s teeth will start to appear. But as in all milestones, growing teeth is NOT a competition so don’t get too anxious about the exact ages & stages.Get this guide
I am blessed to count Marneta Viegas amongst my friends too and Relax Kids is the UK’s leading expert in children’s relaxation. As seen on the Dragon’s Den Relax Kids offer a range of quality resources to help children feel calm and confident.
They have developed a range of children’s books, CDs, and relaxation products that are specifically designed to help children manage their stress, anxiety, and anger while promoting confidence, self-esteem and peaceful sleep.Get this guide
Deborah McNelis is a great friend and expert in early brain development. I highly recommend her wonderful Braininsights packs.
Deborah says that helping your child’s early brain development makes life easier for everybody. She gives you ideas about how to play and interact with your children while you are completing your everyday tasks… it just makes life easier so you can relax knowing you are doing all the right things!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
Amanda is one of my respected colleagues as well as being a close friend following our years of association and working together to combat Child Obesity and promote Physical Activity for children.
“I am a leading children’s fitness expert and founder of Amanda’s Action Club providing unique, stimulating, sensory and educational mini-workouts for pre-school children and their parents, through classes, parties and family fun extravaganza events. One in ten children starting primary school in England is obese and by the time they leave that figure has increased to one in five; that’s a statistic that fills me with horror! I am passionate about the health and well-being of children, so reaching them through my classes, parties and events provides me with the opportunity to teach them to be active and healthy” Amanda Frolich
To find out more about Amanda’s Classes, Parties and Events visit her website – Amanda’s Action ClubGet this guide
Most parents that I work with are fed up battling with their ‘Screenagers’ and trying to balance screen time with other activities. So when I discovered ‘Time Tokens‘ I gave a whoop of delight as Amanda has created a simply super new way to manage kids screen time. What I love about ‘Time Tokens’ is that it teaches a child how to manage their own time and that is brilliant, as that will empower and teach them self control. So that naturally & easily reduces battles and arguments.
But one of the best things about ‘Time Tokens’ as a former Deputy Head teacher, is that it also rewards kids with a Golden Ticket which encourages them to choose an ‘ING’ activity to do with family or friends every week – things like makING dinner, playING a game outside, going swimmING, dancING, or cookING.
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