Jo's Editorial

I think it would be fair to say that sleeping problems send more parents in search of advice than most other childcare issues. Families face evening battlegrounds of difficulties at bedtime that can potentially cause a lot of stress for everyone. From your baby crying on and off all night to your toddler who thinks it’s fun to stall bedtime until mid-night, to your pre-nursery schooler who creeps into your bed in the early hours before sunrise, do you remember the last time you were able to peacefully sleep through the night?

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For some parents, nursery cannot come quick enough. Their children are ready at the front line to excel at everything nursery has to offer. Then there are those children that find it slightly more challenging. A new place, new friends to make, and the non-existence of a familiar face by their side.

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In honor of Prince George’s birthday on 22 July, Jo wrote this post about what his parents, and all parents heading into the toddlers years, can start to expect once their child hits the one year mark.

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Never in all my years of practical experience in the parental arena have I ever seen such a huge increase with eating disorders and the challenges surrounding children who are not eating…or what we tend to nickname “picky eaters.” Parents are consistently baffled with how to encourage their kids to eat healthy and how to maintain those healthy eating habits. How did we become so obsessed that we have now created the problems ourselves?

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Dads come in all shapes and sizes whether you’re divorced, widowed, blended, adopted, foster, younger or more mature, and so on. Encouraging relationships with other father figures and role models if your own biological father isn’t present is very important, as the influence is equally effective to children as is mother’s.

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