Are you buying the correct school bag for your child?

Yes, it’s that time of the year, back to school and the last minute running around getting all your children’s school things ready! Of course, on top of the list is choosing your child’s school bag, but how important is it, to choose the right school bag? As parents, we worry on how much weight […]

Video games and children’s safety

The main issue for parents with gaming-mad children (or just occasional dabblers) is that the devices which play games can connect to the internet and therefore can be played online. This means the same online safety rules that apply to internet use, such as social networking, should also apply to gaming ie your children should not disclose ...
Children and social networking sites

Social networking is a massive part of early 21st century culture. If we're all on Mumsnet, Facebook and Twitter all the time, how much bigger must it figure in the lives of our children, who have never known a world without it? Facebook says the minimum age for someone to start a profile is 13, ...
A Parent’s Checklist For Children’s Oral Health

As a parent, it’s only natural to want the best for your kids — and there’s no doubt that laying a good foundation for their future includes caring for their overall oral health. Even before your children have teeth, you can take steps to care for their mouths. From wiping your infant’s gums with a ...
What Is Auditory Processing Disorder?

Over the past years, there has been an increase in the awareness of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), especially at schools. Many children have thus been misdiagnosed with APD due to many misconceptions and misinformation. Auditory Processing Disorder is the process in which the brain uses information that the ears have heard (ie: auditory information). Due ...
Preschool at Nursery vs School, which is better?

Your child is finally settled at nursery.  They make friends, they are happy and confident to come to nursery, they are learning and developing wonderfully at nursery. Then they get a bit older, and your mind turns to big school.  Questions about keeping your child in nursery for FS1 (pre-K) or enrolling them in a […]

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of young people. Studies show that children with poor oral health have decreased school performance, poor social relationships and less success later in life. Children experiencing pain from decayed teeth are distracted and unable to concentrate on schoolwork. A pediatric dentist focuses […]

10 Back-to-School Hacks for Busy Mums

Whether or not you are prepared, kids need to go back to their classrooms. Don’t lose your sanity. Be a supermom with these life-saving hacks. When the schools are about to reopen, you can reimagine the morning madness. Are you trying to get over the vacation laziness and get into the usual routine?. Don’t worry; […]

6 Tips for a Smoother First Day at Nursery!

There is nothing more exciting and terrifying than your child’s first day at nursery or school! For most parents this day signifies the first time their children are away from them, surrounded by new faces and coping with new routines. Adapting to these changes can be stressful on children and so it’s only natural to […]

8 sure-fire ways to handle tantrums

Tantrums are your child’s way of indicating hunger, sleep or tiredness. For older kids it may be about their inability to handle big emotions. Lets see how we can tackle these episodes without losing out. When your child starts throwing a tantrum, it is often difficult not to have a meltdown yourself. It may seem […]