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Help Your Baby Sleep Better with Play

It’s 6pm and my 8 month old is having a great time!  He’s crawling all over the bed laughing.  I’m kneeling at the end of the bed laughing with him.  He crawls towards me and I lift him up into the air, both of us laughing together.  I’m delighting in him.  I’m not distracted by […]

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Why your child gets upset about seemingly insignificant things

LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or SpotifyEver wondered why your child has the biggest upsets over the tiniest of things?!Why they become so fixated about a particular coloured plate, or a particular toy, or to have something in a particular way.  Why they have a massive cry that’s disproportionate to what’s actually going on […]

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What to do Instead of Time Out

Do you use Time Out when your child is repeatedly being challenging?   I know it’s a popular method and it’s certainly better than smacking (which is probably what your parents did to you), but is it ultimately helpful & could there be a better strategy to use instead? That’s the topic of this video where I […]

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#18: When You Don’t Like Your Child

LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or SpotifyIt’s a hard thing to admit that you currently don’t like your child.  There can be a huge amount of shame associated with it, and strong feelings that you “shouldn’t” feel that way.  After all, you’re their mum or dad – you’re the one person in the […]

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#15: Reframing Tantrums as Beneficial

LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or SpotifyWhen your child is having a tantrum or an emotional outburst it’s easy to feel irritated, frustrated, worried, embarrassed, overwhelmed or angry. But when you see just how beneficial tantrums can be, you can start to see them as healthy ways for your child to offload their stress […]

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