Separation Anxiety, What You Need to Know

Separation anxiety is something that all children go through at some stage as they develop, it is normal, and it is a reflection on the close relationship you have with your child. It is something that as a teacher I see all the time! Whilst it is normal for a child to experience separation anxiety ...
Don’t Forget About Dad!

Children learn and grow primarily from their first teachers – their family. We often place a lot of this pressure on mums but it is important that we don’t forget about dad! While there are many single parent families, there is often a supplementary figure who plays the part of ‘mum’ or ‘dad’ for a ...
Bubble Play – from Newborn to Pre-schooler.

Blowing and popping bubbles has delighted children across the world for many years. Whilst you know that bubbles provide entertainment did you know that bubbles can do so much more? Let’s start at the beginning, using bubbles with a new bub. Get yourself some baby safe bubble mixture (or make your own) and head outside ...
Learn Social Skills Through Picture Books

Picture books provide a wonderful opportunity for learning and exploring concepts, especially to help children learn about social skills and build on their character strengths. By using picture books in this way, it takes the direct pressure off your child and helps them to see things from other perspectives. Here are my top books picks ...
Using Your ‘Magic Words’ AKA Manners

I am sure you have come across someone asking a child for the ‘magic word’ or as we adults call it, please or thank you. However, these basic manners aren’t magic, and by referring to them as ‘magic words’ children are associating that when saying them, they will magically work get what they want. Please, ...
What to do When the Dreaded ‘Tantrum’ strikes

Nobody likes being in a situation with their child that becomes so overwhelming that it turns into a tantrum, especially in a public place; but there are things you can do to minimise and defuse the tantrum and to support your child, no matter where you are. The first important note about tantrums and dealing ...