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The Naming Game

The summer months are here…at last. This year will be different with the kids as we have already spent such a long time at home. It’s a hard time but a wonderful time. When will we ever get time like this time again to spend with our families and watch our [...]

The Naming Game2020-06-26T11:21:03+00:00

Showing respect for our child’s feelings

Last week Sharleen looked at racism and discrimination.  Respect for others is a willingness to understand each other. Understanding of how others feel.  By respecting each other's feelings we can develop rich, meaningful relationships.  So when and how do we develop an understanding of feelings for others? It begins early in [...]

Showing respect for our child’s feelings2020-06-19T10:27:59+00:00

Discrimination and Racism

As you are all aware racism/discrimination is at the forefront of all news and social media at the minute. But have you ever really thought about it? Is it something we are born with or is it something we are taught? We would all like to believe that we are accepting [...]

Discrimination and Racism2020-06-14T12:02:52+00:00

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