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.
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
10 Simple and Easy Ways to Develop Your Toddlers Play.
There’s a great deal happening during playtime. Little ones are lifting, dropping, looking, pouring, bouncing, hiding, building, knocking down, discovering, exploring, and gaining dexterity and kinaesthetic experiences.
In this guide we look at the importance of play in your children’s developmentGet 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
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
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
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
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