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Beating Morning Mayhem

While we learn very quickly how helpful a calming bed-time routine is to encourage restful sleep, we don’t always consider that waking is also a major transition. And if we are staggering around in a morning stupor, struggling to get kids out the door, it could be the last thought in our minds to worry how the sensory experience of waking affects…
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Why didn’t I just say ‘yes’? By Becci Nicholls

Sometimes we get into such a routine of saying ‘no’ to our children,  not out of being a bad parent but just because we condition ourselves into having this response. D1: “Can I tip this tub of trains out Mummy?”
Me: “No, it’s too messy, you don’t need to!” I say no because it’s convenient for me. Surely he can play without tipping them all…
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The Chemistry of Dad and Baby Bonding

Bonding with your baby isn’t just a ‘mum’ thing. It’s true that mums have a bit of a head start because they are the ones growing the baby and they have all sorts of amazing hormonal changes that prepare them to birth and breastfeed and nurture babies. However, new research suggests that expectant and new fathers actually experience…
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Attachment Parenting – what does it really mean?

Attachment parenting or 'AP' as it's often referred to by more devout proponents, is a label that can arouse strong emotions and create  divisions among mothers. For some, it conjures up visions of latter day hippies with bare bottomed babies strapped to their bodies  around the clock and seems too 'out there' to contemplate. For others, it can…
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