Fearful result of dressing up for Halloween!!



Halloween is near, and thought goes into your costume for trick and treat, the decorations, the pumpkin and above all we stock up on treats.  Whether you agree with Halloween or not and collecting lollies from strangers doors is a …
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Ins and Outs of Bedtime – Part 2



What next? After the door is closed for a while, how long? That depends on your child. If your child is very sensitive only a minute or two will do the trick. If they are on the other hand determined, …
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Ins and Outs of Bedtime Part 1



What’s a quick way to drive parents crazy? The ins and outs at bedtime. We are all familiar with the rush to get through the nightime routine, to finally give that goodnight kiss, turn out the light and exit. Only …
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My Baby falls asleep nursing then wakes up when I put them down



  Whenever I do a talk with a group of parents who are struggling with helping their baby to stay asleep, they often ask me for advice on how they can help their baby who wakes up once they put …
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Wanting Better Sleep is not Selfish



Oh no not again, you hear your baby crying out for you and part of you just simply wants to keep sleeping. Just a few more minutes your brain begs! On cue you are pulling back the covers and swinging …
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Family holidays & Sleep Arrangements



How do I manage sleep arrangements in one big bedroom for my family? We’re spending three weeks over the Christmas holidays at my husband’s family, which means four people to one rather large room. Our 1yo will sleep in a porta-cot …
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Just simply worn out from trying – what went right today?



Everyday in my clinic I meet parents. Tired parents. Often quite simply just plain worn out. This parenting gig is a pretty full. Yes we know how much we love our children. But we are ourselves greatest critics. Often asking …
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Understanding the silent reply from your Teen



  Teens are tricky. Whatever happens “don’t take it personally”. This has to be the one quote I tell myself again and again. Whether it be the ‘grunt’ in reply, or the silent treatment to a question or the overreaction …
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Holding on to number 2’s – What to do



  “I am sure he is just being defiant! He knows how much I want him to go and he’s just stubborn.” One of the most frustrating dramas a parent can face in toilet training is when a child just …
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Exhausted because your baby is waking a lot during the night?



Everyday I meet exhausted parents. Parents who have tried their hardest, responded to their baby or toddlers every need during the night. Crossing their fingers hoping that they will soon outgrow their night waking and start to sleep in longer …
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