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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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