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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

Coronavirus: Is your child concerned?

Fear and concern for our love ones around the issue of the coronavirus is everywhere.  Schools closing (depending on where you live). Panic buying in shops.  TV and radio continuously talking about rising statistics on how many have the virus and rising death totals.  This is indeed a frightening time not [...]

Coronavirus: Is your child concerned?2020-03-13T13:52:08+00:00

Who Is the Typical Baby?

My name is Deirdre and I joined the Lifestart team in 2017, as a Family Visitor working within the Tinystart programme. A joint project in conjunction with the charity, Tinylife who support babies born prematurely. I work within the Western Trust providing practical advice and emotional guidance to parents and their [...]

Who Is the Typical Baby?2020-03-06T15:35:03+00:00

Today’s lesson is Play!

Have you ever wondered where your little one gets certain sayings from or how they react when something doesn’t go their way or how they walk or act? Well a lot of it comes from – YOU! You are the most important teacher in your child’s life (no pressure eh!) and [...]

Today’s lesson is Play!2020-02-28T20:46:42+00:00

Perfect Parent – We wish!

‘There is no such thing as a perfect Parent. So just be a real one’. Most of what we talk about we take from our online ‘Growing Child’ which focus on the development milestones on a month by month basis.  Today I am going to look at topics covered around the [...]

Perfect Parent – We wish!2020-02-07T23:24:16+00:00

No, no, no! What children hear!

What to do when your young toddler who now has lots of words but just says NO, NO, NO!   It seems to be their new favourite word.  Well, this may be because to them it seems to be our favourite word.  I certainly remember when my daughter turned 2 going through [...]

No, no, no! What children hear!2020-01-18T01:41:47+00:00