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Special Time

Every minute we share with our children is special, but with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, how much of this time do we actually give our full commitment and attention. How many times has your child asked you to look at something like a wonderful Lego invention or a [...]

Special Time2020-12-04T13:34:47+00:00

Baby’s Feet

Baby’s Feet As you look at your child’s feet you may wonder if she has flat feet because you cannot see a long arch. In month 13 of the Growing Child booklets we look at your Baby’s Feet! Such an important part of a baby’s body. They can learn so much [...]

Baby’s Feet2020-11-20T16:30:06+00:00

2020 – A Year of Many Challenges!

Lifestart’s Partners and Shaping Ourselves and Our Children (SOOC) have adapted in so many ways to ensure that we can still work with parents and receive the support that Lifestart is renowned for.  We have captured some of our work through interviews and photos and would love to share this with [...]

2020 – A Year of Many Challenges!2020-11-13T18:02:26+00:00


How Labels can affect our Children                 There are many types of labels that we as parents/carers give our children, these can be terms of endearment or are said at times of huge frustration or stress. Nonetheless they can have a huge impact on a child, whether meant or not. Can you [...]


Lifestart’s Growing Child

We here at Lifestart love sharing some of the many wonderful topics covered in our Growing Child magazines.  These are the magazines we use in our Growing Child Programme which is part of our home visiting service.  This is certainly a service I  wished I had when I became a mother.  [...]

Lifestart’s Growing Child2020-10-30T17:29:05+00:00

Crying in the Night

Crying in the night Halloween is upon us. I love this time of year. The colours in the trees turning from green to brown, orange, yellow and red. I always find this time of year gives me inspiration on what to wear.  And lots of ideas for arts and crafts for [...]

Crying in the Night2020-10-24T12:26:21+00:00

Understanding Your Child

The best starting advice any one can give you to understand your child is to try and see the world through their eyes. You as a parent can see your 4-5 year old child is changing drastically; they are growing up fast and developing at a rapid speed, they are becoming [...]

Understanding Your Child2020-10-16T16:25:49+00:00


"I’m scared"! We all know the sound of little footsteps coming running or the sudden cry... ‘MUMMY/DADDY, I’M SCARED!’  This can be a typical occurrence at bedtime for children of various ages. Maybe it’s a way of getting an extra 5 minutes of your attention. Or it could be a genuine [...]


Let’s Read a Story

Let's Read a Story Reading to your child is one of the most precious things you can do.  It relaxes not just your child but you. You are connecting in an intimate way that helps your child feel safe and secure. Reading to your child also paves the way for effective [...]

Let’s Read a Story2020-10-02T18:21:15+00:00

A Positive Attitude!

A positive attitude A story we are all familiar with, two people look at the same glass: one sees it as ‘half full’, the other sees it as ‘half empty’. Hello again. Where are the weeks going? One minute we are stressing about the kids being off school the next we [...]

A Positive Attitude!2020-09-25T12:54:25+00:00