For A Minute! The Technique That Will Change Everything

    I bet you’ve had your child ask you many times  to read a book or play a game and I bet you’ve said, “In a minute.” This usually sets you up to forget the request and you may end up not doing what you told your child you would do, which damages your […]

8 Reasons Why Rough & Tumble Play, Roughhousing or Horseplay is Good for Kids.

    I was sent in this question for my ‘Don’t Stew- Ask Sue’ feature on  The Sue Atkins Parenting Show podcast. My husband plays very rough with my 3-year-old daughter, but when they play, my husband hangs her upside down by the ankles at some point surprising her, for example, they are playing wrestling, […]

10 simple and easy ways to develop your young child’s play

The importance of play in your children’s development 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. They are learning key scientific concepts, such as what sinks and floats; mathematical concepts, including how to balance blocks to […]

Paying The Price For Our Parental Panicking.

Paying The Price For Our Parental Panicking Anxiety and depression; even suicide is increasing and it’s all because children feel their sense of control over their lives has decreased according to Peter Gray, a psychologist at Boston College and author of ‘Free to Learn.’ His research links the rise of emotional and social disorders with […]

Let Our Kids Be Kids

On Tuesday 3rd May tens of thousands of parents are going to keep their kids at home and do fun educational activities to make the Government aware of how children are being robbed of the joy of childhood & their right to play. I can only say that I am so glad I left teaching […]

CHANGE YOUR FAMILY LIFE IN 5 DAYS !

For less than a haircut and highlights I will make you a positive, relaxed and confident parent in 5 days 🙂 Family success, happiness and parenting confidence are not accidents that happen to some parents and not to others. They are created by specific ways of thinking and acting in the world. Learn how to […]

Combating Nature-Deficit Disorder!

  Here’s a great article from TweenParent.com about getting out in Nature more. “With exceptions, we are raising a generation of children that don’t embrace nature in the same way that past generations have. There are logistical reasons that are beyond our control and there are others that we can impact. In general, our tweens […]

What’s my imaginary friend, Lego and building memories got in common?

I’ve been in London all day at http://www.markettiers4dc.com/  speaking to about 20 different radio stations around the UK as I was asked to give my opinion on a new survey by Lego. This new survey discovered that over 80% of parents admitted that their children would rather actively play with toys and games than sit […]