Setting limits with compassion

Should my teenager be using social media - group of teenagers smiling outdoors

When is it ok to set limits? The short answer is, when not doing so is likely to cause harm. Parenting can feel like a delicate balancing act, between being too loose and “anything goes” and keeping things tightly controlled like an angry general.  Sometimes one style can lead to […]

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When is picky eating a problem?

when is picky eating a problem

It is normal for toddlers to go through a phase where they are fussy about food. It often goes along with a healthy desire to assert their independence from us at around 18 and 24 months. If extremely selective or restricted picky eating carries on for an extended period of […]

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Supporting your child with sleep

full moon and tree - supporting your child with sleep

Sleep is amazing, it helps our immune systems and supports our bodies to rebuild and repair. It even allows our minds to process information we have gathered through the day and is therefore a critical part of learning and memory.   It can be a big source of worry for […]

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Education the Reggio Emilia Way

Bringing the outside in In Reggio Emilia Education there is a recognition that children interact with the environment almost as if it were a living being. Their classrooms are filled with natural light, plants, little jars of tempting objects, placed to enhance the child’s natural curiosity. The curriculum is not […]

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Parenting after divorce or separation

Nina Bambrey - Mother and child enjoying each others company - family workshop

Solo Parenting for Adventurous Souls I have been parenting solo for over a decade now. I think the biggest factor which has made this possible and enjoyable for me is community. I have over the years found creative ways to get support and provide my son with a rich variety […]

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