Archive for the ‘Child Development’ Category

My Girl Needs Me as much as ever

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Every parent knows how time flies, how our little ones grow up way too quickly. One moment you’re in the newborn baby bubble, the next you’re waving to your child through the classroom window. But what a privilege to be part of their journey as they shape and develop. My little girl is going to be […]

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“Monsters in My Bed!”

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

You’d think we’d be prepared for this phase of sleep disturbance, as little M had the same phase not even three years ago. But it’s funny how quickly we forget. Little T is very soon 3 years old (how did that happen?!), and sleep did not come easy the first 18 months of his life. But then, […]

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What Every Child Needs, Royal or Not

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The news lately has been brimming with stories about the birth of gorgeous little Princess Charlotte, with opinions on her name and Mum Kate’s beautiful glow bringing on the biggest headlines. Royal or not, though, that little baby girl has the same needs as any other baby out there, and Prince George will also feel the same joys and challenges […]

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The Power of Personality for Parents

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

We love the unique, wonderful and quirky personalities of our children. It’s what makes us smile and what makes us so happy and proud we could burst. At times, it’s also what makes us wonder what on earth is going on! Who is this little creature, where did we go wrong to end up with […]

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Mindful Parents & Children – the gift of presence

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Today has been one of those days when I can say that I’ve had a calm, happy, simply perfect day with my children. Yes, I know – I should be saying that every day and every moment with them is perfect, but then you’d be sure to stop reading right now as no parent would believe such […]

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Be Happy & Healthy with Paediatric Chiropractic

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

When I was pregnant with little M, I had acupuncture for morning (read: all day) sickness and later on to help induce labour. Acupuncture is brilliant, and it was at this clinic (The Wellbeing Clinic), through my lovely acupuncturist Claudia Smith, that I was told about Dawn Akers and the benefits of Paediatric Chiropractic. So when my daughter […]

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Walking Age not a “Sign”

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

As parents we look at our children’s development from the moment they enter the world, proudly and lovingly observing the little ones’ constant learning and blossoming. Physical development is about all your child’s “moves”, from rolling, crawling and walking to shaking a rattle, eating a biscuit and using a crayon to doodle. The exciting time […]

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“Praise the Way” to Your Child’s Success

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Our Discover article “Praise the Guide to Praise” talks about how the right sort of praise is incredibly important to supporting your child’s development. Young children learn through positive feedback, and praise contributes to making your child feel important and noticed. Importantly, praise works best when we “praise the journey”, i.e. praising efforts rather than just the results. A new study now confirms […]

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How is Your Child Really Feeling?

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

In Mayamin’s previous post “That Loving Feeling” I talked about the amazing and hugely important bond you create with your little one. You are creating a loving, trusting relationship that ensures your child feels safe and supported through the development of positive behaviours and dealing with emotions. Today I came across a study that further […]

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That Loving Feeling

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Of course, you know this already: bonding with your little one is incredibly important. Your baby will feel safe and loved, and it’s the spring board for future healthy development. A recent study is confirming just that – a warm, secure and positive bond with you developed during the first two years of life is the key to […]

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