Although we know siblings will eventually become pretty much best friends, beginnings are usually tough. Relationships between young siblings have everything an Oscar-nominated film needs: jealousy, drama, conflict, tears and some (easy to spot) manipulation. Continue reading “Helping Siblings Get Along: A Home Odissey”
We all want our children to start talking, and then, one day, they do. And they never stop. Not complaining, just saying. Thing is, sometimes we don’t know if they’re developing this skill at the right pace, or if they are struggling in any way. So let’s take a look at that. Continue reading “Starting to Talk: Speech and Language Development”
Maths are cool; unfortunately, most kids don’t find them attractive. Why? Mainly because, unlike reading or drawing –which are learnt through fun activities –, maths are usually associated with school and homework. So basically, to make your child love maths, you need to make them feel like they are a game. Continue reading “How to Make Your Child Love Maths”
So your toddler loves TV, huh? Welcome to the club. All toddlers do. And it makes sense, to be honest. There’s a lot going on: colours, cartoons, noises… it’s like a whole universe inside a box. So you might be wondering if it’s ok for your toddler to watch TV. And, if it is, how many hours a day/week you should let them do it. Continue reading “Toddlers and TV: Should They Watch It?”
Your toddler is a total crib lover and you don’t know what to do to make them use the beautiful and incredibly comfortable bed you bought for them? You are not sure if it’s already the right time to move them from crib to bed? Whatever your question is, we have the answer. Or maybe not, but let’s hope we do! Continue reading “From Crib to Bed: All You Need to Know”
Kids sometimes make a scene, it happens. The problem is it can happen anywhere: at the supermarket, at a restaurant, during a family reunion, at school, on a plane… And, well, you probably don’t enjoy feeling observed, or even judged. Because we know that happens, we’ve been there. Being judged, not judging, obvs.
But hey, we come to help, or at least to try! So here go some tips that worked for us, and we hope will work for you too. Continue reading “Parenting in Public: Humble Tips From Fellow Parents”
First of all, don’t panic. Bed-wetting –also called nighttime incontinence or nocturnal enuresis –is more common than you think: 20% of 5-year-olds wet their bed. This number gradually goes down: 10% of 7-year-olds wet their bed; and 5% of 10-year-olds still don’t fully control their bladder at night.
In fact, bed-wetting before age 7 is not a problem; it’s just that your child is still developing their bladder control. Continue reading “Bed-Wetting: Why It Happens and What to Do About It”
Oh… pacifiers. They do bring peace and happiness to the household, don’t they? However, many parents worry their child might become a pacifier-addict who won’t ever want to stop suckling. Well, let’s see what we can find out about pacifiers today! Should we fear them that much? Should we praise them? Continue reading “Pacifier: Yes? No? Until When? Find Out!”
Ideally, parenting would be super easy and every child would be driven, focused and would have a deep love for study. In reality, kids are not always like that, there are some unicorns, sure, but it’s not the most usual thing.
And, as parents, our first response when (or “if”) our child comes home with low grades, might be getting mad, punishing them or restricting their social activities. However, a study carried out by the University of Michigan has just proved this sort of approach actually just makes things worse. In this study, researchers asked the parents of 500 children what they would do if their kid got home with low grades. They sorted the parents’ responses into two categories: punitive and proactive. Continue reading “Low Grades: What to Do When Your Child Does Poorly at School”
Many kids see bath time as wasted time. This goes on until puberty hits them with “I like this kid from class, so I must smell good”. Been there, done that. So, as always, we want to help out. How? Well, by giving you some guidelines on how to bathe your kid by age! Continue reading “Bath Time: All You Need to Know to Make Your Kid Enjoy It”