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Black Friday – Ideas for Santa!

Oh my isn't Christmas approaching so quickly. Christmas lights being turned on, Christmas Trees appearing at every window… and the sheer panic is starting to set in about presents and the shopping rush. You go into local supermarkets/toy shops – there is toy after toy in front of you – one [...]

Black Friday – Ideas for Santa!2019-11-26T17:28:06+00:00

Blogs for mums and dads!

We are delighted to let you know about our blog on Parenting Tips! Veronica, myself and Emma will be sharing this with input from other members of the Lifestart Team.  Lifestart has over 30 years’ experience in helping mums and dads (and others) understand how children develop. We think it is [...]

Blogs for mums and dads!2019-11-14T20:35:16+00:00

Watch this Space!

Sensory play - autumn leaves smell and feel amazing. Crunch and throw for some outdoor fun! We are delighted to let you know that the Lifestart team will soon start blogging on all things to do with child development.  Hopefully you are looking forward to this as much as we are!  [...]

Watch this Space!2019-10-29T12:01:17+00:00

Some myths about crying

Many parents feel helpless and frustrated when they are unable to comfort a crying baby. Babies generally have a reason for crying. It is their way of communicating when they are hungry, or in pain, or tired or when they experience some other kind of discomfort. But sometimes a baby will [...]

Some myths about crying2017-05-30T08:54:49+00:00

Nature or nurture?

There is an age-old argument about whether people are born with all their intelligence and abilities already there, or do they pick them up from the world around them. And the simple answer is: both. Before your baby can learn to do something, her muscles and nervous system must grow to [...]

Nature or nurture?2017-05-30T08:52:07+00:00

Parenting tips

Tummy Time enhances head and neck control, muscle tone, body awareness and encourages the correct progression of physical development from the head down to the feet and from the centre outwards Responding to your baby teaches your baby about trust. Repetition of events shows them what to expect and what will [...]

Parenting tips2017-03-14T10:43:46+00:00

Every child is different

(From the Growing Child Issue 15) Not all children develop at the same rate. Nor does any one child develop evenly in all areas. Any single child may vary a great deal at different periods in her rate of development. For example, she may have gained control of her head at [...]

Every child is different2017-03-14T11:04:04+00:00

Raising a confident child

(From the Growing Child Issue 36) By giving your child some work responsibilities within a loving home environment, you are helping to promote your child's self-confidence. At 3 years of age your child is capable of performing many tasks around the house. Instead of inventing "busy work" for him, invite him [...]

Raising a confident child2017-03-14T11:04:31+00:00