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Raspberry and Banana smoothie

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  This is a great way to get toddlers to eat more fruit.  Or you can also give it to weaning babies.  It is so quick and simple to make and tastes amazing. 3 frozen very ripe bananas, cut into chunks, 1/2 cup raspberries sugared ready to eat 250 ml milk 2 tablespoons yogurt 5 […] Read More

Sugar free Banana and Oat Loaf for babies led weaning and toddlers

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Feeding your baby or toddler can be a minefield especially if you choose baby led weaning, it is a challenge to find a large variety of finger food.  This Banana and Oat Loaf is a great healthy and sugar-free treat which can add fruit to a toddler who has started to resist eating fruit. Banana […] Read More

New parents: 3 steps to develop a secure attachment with your child.

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As a new parent you want to do the best for your new infant, but they do not come with a manual. It would be impossible to read every parenting book ever written currently on Amazon under, raising children there are 45,649 possible options. Not only as a parent but as a researcher of the […] Read More

Parents: 5 Steps to cultivating emotional intelligence in babies and toddlers.

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What is emotional intelligence? “Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically” (1). In a move away from the concept of intelligence being IQ towards a model of individual differences in intelligence Howard Gardner in 1983 suggested there are multiple intelligences, when he outlined […] Read More

The importance of social support and positive relationships for parents.

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Social support is a fundamental human need, after the basic physiological needs of feeding, warmth and safety.  Belonging and love is the third area of need on Maslows hierarchy of needs. Parents are suggested to have lower levels of happiness and life satisfaction as compared to childless couples (Seligman, 2011) or single persons, (Nelson, Kushlev, & […] Read More

New mothers: 6 positive activities to reduce your risk of PPD (Postpartum Depression)

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Life as a new parent can be overwhelming, and your needs can be left behind so here are 6 beneficial activities designed to keep Postnatal depression at bay. 1, Take some sleep when your baby sleeps – this can not be emphasised enough.  Lack of sleep can amplify the effects of stress, anxiety and a crying baby. […] Read More

What is Positive Mindful Parenting?

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Positive parenting doesn’t imply everything else is negative, but rather it is the application of positive psychological research to the practice of parenting to promote the flourishing of both parent and child.   Some areas of positive parenting: Adaptation of an authoritative parenting style which on a parenting spectrum is moderate. Adapting the parenting practise […] Read More

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