Undue Praise

Good job! Well done! Nice work! I myself use these words often. It is something that we have all done and we will no doubt continue to do through forces of habit, but just how useful are these words? GoStrengthsOnline recommend 3 ways to praise children without using these terms and why it is so im

Underestimating your child

Wherever I look these days I see articles and commentators making a big thing about not pushing children and that they should be free to enjoy their childhood rather than being thrown into formal learning. I couldn’t agree more, however, it is a shame that so many of these arguments and articles a

The Benefits of Reading

One of the easiest and often most overlooked aspects of child development is simply just taking the time to sit and read together; the emphasis lying with the word “together”. Reading should be a shared experience and not just one way. When we say one way we mean either by the parent reading and

How Can I Stop My Child From Biting ?

How Can I Stop My Child From Biting
Most parents will at some point have the experience of having to respond to their child having bitten another playmate. It is very common and something that new parents should prepare for. In my experience, when a child bites once, you can sure enough bet that they will bite again. And it is often t

Why Does My Child Bite?

Why does my child bite
  1.Teething The first time that a parent might expect their child to bite will be between the ages of 1-3 and this will be something that they will naturally grow out of. This is because they are in pain and biting and chomping on things gives temporary relief. It is something that still needs

Does my child have ADHD?

Does my child have ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that can affect how people interact socially. The condition can make school life and friendships hard for children but because a lot of the symptoms surround and focus on early learning processes, the term ADHD is used all t