As children grow more independent – off the toddler reins and onto their own two feet – they need your guidance more than ever if they are to feel good about themselves and happy in others' company. 

* Don't compare them to other children or siblings. Each child develops (walks, talks, skips, reads) at different times and they will sense your disappointment if you are constantly pushing them to do what everyone else is doing at the nursery or when you're out with friends. Remember, ...

How to reclaim your morning and have some fun with your pre-school kids

Do you wonder why you never make it out of the house before lunch? It can be a challenge with babies and toddlers, but you can transform your mornings and get the chores done when you're back (with happy, sleepy ready-for-a-rest kids in tow). Just take 10 minutes to plan your escape route... 

  1. Sort out what you're going to wear the night before, including a spare top (in case the first one doesn't ...

Now’s the time to make your kitchen more fun, and introduce your kids to some superfoods…

There comes a point in any parent and carer’s patience when those last vegetables on the plate don't seem worth the battle. Or the effort it takes to persuade the kids to try something different (it really is as tasty as ice-cream) isn't worth the trouble. In kitchens across the land, though, some experts (in food and in helping kids eat the right stuff) are putting the fun back into food. We ...