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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

Toddler potty training – 8 things you need to know and 4 things toddlers need to learn.

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I find little in parenting more controversial and competitive than potty training.  After baby sleep, there are more websites and web pages devoted to telling parents how to potty train their toddler than any other subject.  If it is not websites telling you how to potty train your toddler, it is older relatives and complete […] Read More

toddler recipe – Wholewheat cheese Straws

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Whole wheat cheese straws are a great handy and healthy snack for toddlers.  They are quick and easy to make and are a great healthy homemade alternative to crisps and biscuits. Prep time 15 mins Cooking time 15 mins Makes about 20 Ingredients 30g butter 100g Grated mature cheddar Cheese  75g Wholewheat flour A pinch […] 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

Parents of toddlers: 4 tips for putting away your helicopter arms while parenting at the playground.

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I totally passed a parenting milestone at the weekend. My son is still quite young at 2 1/2 years old, so I still help him at the playground, but I realised at the weekend that if I don’t just let him play, I am in danger of becoming a playground helicopter parent. We were on holiday […] 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

Positive Parenting: Focus on what your child does well and let them strive to achieve it.

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Positive parenting does not involve only focusing on the positive it goes a little further than Simple pollyanna parenting is also sometimes referred to as helicopter parenting which is a great metaphor which brings to mind parents with wings swooping in to save their child at every whimper and sign of discontentment. It is important to […] Read More

What is the point of postive parenting affirmations?

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What are positive affirmations? Positive Affirmations are statements you declare to yourself and repeat, of how you want to be. They are declarations of intentions.  Intentions like goals need to be specific. I am confident When my body asks, I take it slow. I nourish my body, and it nourishes my baby. I crave only […] 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

Character Strength of the Month – Curiosity

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There are several important elements of the character strength of curiosity.  To begin with it is a strength most children are high on they are intensely interested in this new world they are discovering through all the senses.  Remember everything is new for them particularly when they are toddlers.   It is important to recognise […] Read More

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