Why We Shouldn’t Force Our Kids To Say Sorry

March 29, 2016

One of the most embarrassing things to happen to a parent is when their child hurts another child. We are instantly mortified and the child will pick up on this dismay before they can even understand how they feel about it. Then we really hope our child will apologise and just say “I’m sorry.” Those two words will make everything better and help us save face with the parent of…


A Letter To My Second Child

March 26, 2016

Dear Munchkin, Mommy and Daddy love you. Sure, we tell you this all the time. You’re probably sick of hearing that, but I want to be sure you know it. And I want you to know we’re sorry too. Not because we love you. But rather, because we know your older sibling can be a bit of a dramatist. And someday when she’s a famous actress, we can smear Doritos…


Is Five Years Old Too Young To Start School?

March 20, 2016

Children in England start school much sooner than children in other Western European countries. Compulsory education starts at 5 in England, and many children begin education at 4, but in other European countries such as Sweden, Denmark, and Finland, school starts at 7. Children in England are making their way through the curriculum while their European counterparts are making their way through the sandpit at Kindergarten or enjoying time at…


5 Easy Steps to Weaning Your Toddler

March 12, 2016

Your child is getting older and it’s about that time to retake ownership of your boobs. Weaning is never fun for either party. The guilt of having to tell your precious little one no more and having to deal with their cries of injustice may be hard to start this new weaning process. While in a perfect world, your child would ideally wean themselves that is just not really realistic….


Why It’s So Important For Kids To Take Risks

March 5, 2016

The other day, I took my kids to the zoo. We bought an annual pass because we live just five minutes away and it turns out to be one of the best investments we’ve ever made because it’s an easy way to take the girls to do something educational and fun outdoors. It also has a lovely playground, which my eldest loves. Every time we go, she wants to play…