Discover These Top Secrets To Getting Your Child To Sleep – Updated

  Sleep, rest, renewal – the dream of every parent at some time in their parenting adventure! Here are some of the tips I pass on to the parents I coach. Blackout curtains or blinds. When my kids were little I bought some black out curtains and they worked like a magic blindfold. Will and […]

My 9 year old has started having nightmares. What can I do?

  Here’s a question that came through my Parenting Club. If you’d like your question answered by me on my Parenting Show click > here My 9 year old has started having nightmares. What can I do? Russ Robertson from Croydon   Nightmares: Practical Steps to Stop Scary Dreams Children of all ages get scared by […]

What should I do if my child says they are too scared to go to sleep?

All kids suffer from nightmares at some point or another so here are some simple tips to help. Simply listen & try to understand your child’s fears. Don’t dismiss or make fun of them. Just hold the space for them to tell you what they dreamt about. Reassure. It is important to reassure your child […]

Discover These Top Secrets To Getting Your Child To Sleep !

Sleep, rest, renewal – the dream of every parent at some time in their parenting adventure! Here are some of the tips I pass on to the parents I coach. Blackout curtains or blinds. When my kids were little I bought some black out curtains and they worked like a magic blindfold. Will and Molly […]

Why I’m now using Story Massage in my work with parents and children.

Story Massage from Meg Fenn on Vimeo. Yesterday I was delighted to attend a course on Story Massage as I thought it would be another useful addition to add to my toolbox of  ways to help parents and children. What is Story Massage? Story Massage involves the use of 10 simple movements (through your clothes), […]

7 Top Tips For Stopping Your Kids Jumping Into Your Bed During The Night!

Born Smart,  a wonderfully helpful website for parents focusing on the first 3 years in a child’s life, conducted a survey on marriage stress linked to children sharing bed with parents. www.bornsmart.org/ I work with lots of parents who can’t get their toddlers out of their bed and some much older kids of 8 or […]

The Importance Of A Good Bed For Children.

  Today I met an expert in mattresses and beds and it really got me thinking that deciding when to put your young child into a “Big Bed” is a BIG moment – a right of passage almost as your child moves from a cot into their first proper bed. But most of us ( […]

Fascinating ! Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent!

  I  was fascinated to read that  when  Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong. Nick Bilton was on the receiving end of a few  of those calls. Here’ s […]

With Kids’ Bedtimes, Consistency Is Key To Learning And Development

I read with interest, but not surprise this new piece of research on the importance of sleep. Parents have all heard, and personally experienced, how critical a good night’s sleep is for their children. But new research suggests that the consistency of kids’ bedtimes matters just as much for their developing brains as the number […]

Kids won’t sleep, can’t sleep? Try this.

Sometimes the reason for your child finding it difficult to sleep is that their room is too colourful, too stimulating and just too plain overwhelming.   One tip is to strip back your child’s brightly coloured bedroom and reduce the stimulating toys  in an effort to help them sleep. What do you think ? A good idea? Let me […]

Be Strong Enough To Be Gentle

Today I read this wonderful quote on the very delightful Victoria Chart Company Facebook page. “Be strong enough to be gentle. Too many parents equate being gentle with being weak or passive when nothing could be further from the truth. Gentleness requires great control, active connection, and intense calm. So, when your child needs discipline, […]

Why ‘Sleep Workshops’ really do get kids into bed!

  For many parents bedtime can be a daily battle, with children finding any excuse not to go to sleep. Today on the excellent “Sleep Workshop” in Bournemouth I heard stories of kids of 10 still creeping into their parents’ bed in the middle of the night, thrashing about, hogging all the duvet and giving their parents […]

Children who get a good night’s sleep ‘have better memories’

I read with great interest today an article in The Daily Mail around some new research that suggests that children who get a good night’s sleep have a  boosted memory! The findings could explain why children who  do not sleep well do not do as well in school. Children were more effectively able to convert‘implicit’ […]

7 Tips for Creating a Safe Sleep Space for Your Baby

Today I’m delighted to welcome Roxanne Porter  as my guest blogger who has been caring for families for over 15 years on her website called Nanny Jobs in an attempt to reach more qualified nannies looking for work in the United States and Canada.  She is  here to help people (women AND men) that love […]