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Sleeping – And how to get some!

Good day all. Children’s sleep patterns change constantly during the early childhood years. In the first few weeks after birth, a baby seldom remains awake for more than 2 hours. They usually sleep for periods of four to five hours throughout the day and night. They normally spend a total of [...]

Sleeping – And how to get some!2020-05-30T10:56:18+00:00

Four Tips to Help Family Communication

Communication begins when babies are born as they start to communicate with their parents through movement, cries and facial expressions. Parents communicate to their babies by being responsive to those needs. This is the beginning of an ongoing communication process of giving and receiving messages that enables your child to develop [...]

Four Tips to Help Family Communication2020-05-16T10:19:25+00:00

How to be a Relaxed Parent?

Relaxed parenting is something we all strive for. We all worry about the mistakes we feel we are making.  I know I certainly did and still do!  Later I will share one of the many mistakes I made with my children.  This one was with my eldest a few years ago.  [...]

How to be a Relaxed Parent?2020-05-08T10:39:41+00:00

A Young Child’s Learning: An Insight for Parents

The Growing Child Team know just how important you are in your young child’s learning.  But do you know?  Sometimes when we think of our children’s learning we think this is something that they will start doing when they go to pre-school or primary school.  Well we here at Lifestart have [...]

A Young Child’s Learning: An Insight for Parents2020-05-01T10:36:43+00:00

Time to Start Toilet Training?

Happily we’re approaching the summer months, long evenings and better weather… what else are you thinking about when you have a 2 something year old in the home? What else but learning to toilet train and lose those nappies you are now fed up looking at and changing!! Toilet learning is [...]

Time to Start Toilet Training?2020-04-24T19:15:08+00:00

Safety at Home

Covid-19 – What did we talk about before it? We're all stuck indoors and enduring each other’s company.  Busy trying to keep our little ones out of mischief and safe in the home. I know it is a difficult time but we can make it a positive one. We're getting time [...]

Safety at Home2020-04-03T15:55:03+00:00

Not me – Why children fib!

For many of us we are spending lots (and lots) of time at home these days and somethings may push our buttons a little faster than normal.  Fibs and lies can be such triggers.  We can all picture the young child with chocolate all over their face denying that they ate [...]

Not me – Why children fib!2020-03-28T15:54:56+00:00