Let me play (Trust me … I’m learning)

Oct 04 2012

A picture speaks a thousand words and this is one of my favourites. A shame it wasn’t around in 1999 when my 4 year old son was being constantly scolded, chastised and persecuted by his teachers. I’ve felt for a long time that children in the UK start school far too early and when this is compounded by being an August born child – the odds for a smooth ride in the early years, dwindle to virtually zero.

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Top tips for hiring an au pair

Jun 30 2012

Janey Fraser, author of THE AU PAIR, page turning read for families and perfect for busy mums/summer reading and fans of WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, has sent us great tips for hiring an au pair.

 

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Baby Sleep and Crying (by expert Alison Knights)

Apr 09 2012

Why do babies cry? If you’re having problems with baby sleep and need advice with you baby not sleeping, read on for help from Ali Knights.

Crying is nature’s way of saying, ‘I need you, I cannot manage how I feel on my own as I have not yet got the brain development to mange my distress, I need your help to make me feel calm again’. It is the most basic communication between baby and parent.

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