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The terrible twos

So Poppy is almost two and a half now, and in full swing of the terrible twos. I used to joke when she turned one, that she had started the terrible twos early, she started having what I thought was tantrums. 792 more words


“The Roots of Childhood Aggression, and How to Handle Them With Compassion”

In my experience, connecting before correcting has been huge in helping a child over a hurdle. This is a great article about handling aggression with compassion and trying to get to the root of what the child needs. 59 more words

Social Emotional Learning

When one child says 'Yes' and the other says 'No'!

Several years back hubby and I lovingly nicknamed our young boys ‘Pig Will’ and ‘Pig Won’t’ (thank you, Richard Scarry).  It seemed if one child was game to do something, the other was definitely against it, ughh!   511 more words


Screen Time... Sometimes It's Needed

Picture the scene. You’ve been up several times feeding the baby that night. She enjoys her final feed (phew) at around 4:30. You drift back off to sleep, hoping to get a few extra Zzzzz, while also being mildly relieved that the night is almost over. 1,196 more words


Ella strikes again!!

Regular feature #1

Ella is my third and most spirited child. She learns quicker than my other two children and also losses her temper alot quicker than my other children! 204 more words