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Avoiding toddler tantrums

Meltdowns are common among toddlers – feeling intense emotions like fear and anger can be overwhelming. Without the words and strategies to express them, toddlers often respond with tantrums to help manage their feelings. There are great strategies that parents can work into their family routines that not only reduce the likelihood of tantrums, but … Read more

Dealing with toddler tantrums

What is a tantrum?   A toddler meltdown is a child’s way of communicating when they don’t yet have the words and skills to manage their own feelings. Tantrums are a normal part of development and most children have them. Children who have more of them are not ‘bad’ or the product of poor parenting … Read more

Covid-19, Corona, support children

Covid-19 – How to support your children

There is a great deal of worry and concern being expressed about the Covid-19 Virus and the impact it is having on our usual routines and lifestyles. While this can be challenging there is also a great opportunity to show our children how to stay steady and calm in the face of these unexpected circumstances.    Navigating our way through uncertain times  Here are … Read more

Do you know your Parenting Style?

Research by Diana Baumrind, a development psychologist, showed that parents fall into four main categories or styles: Permissive, Authoritative, Uninvolved and Authoritarian. This refers to the overall climate in which they raise their children, rather than the actions they take. So, with-in each parenting style, the parenting practices will differ. For example, each family will … Read more

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