Finding a movie that’s suitable for the whole family can be a challenge and often a movie preview may look appropriate for your 4-year-old but include some unexpected nasties along the way.
It’s easy to be stupidly nostalgic about toddlers once your kids are grown, but as my children move into teen-hood I find myself wistfully eyeing off those harried young mums herding toddlers. Worse still, I find myself wanting to say that MOST ANNOYING of sentences: ‘Enjoy it, they grow so fast.’
While there are a lot of things to love about holidays, a long stint in the car with small children doesn’t rank high on the list. But unless you live within walking distance to all your friends and family (I wish!), Christmas car trips are pretty much unavoidable.
Hands up if you’ve ever watched your child open a gift from someone and felt nervous about how they will react if it isn’t something they were hoping for? Children are unpredictable and often unaware of the cost or effort behind a present but there are simple ways we can begin to teach them about gratitude and appreciation. Now […]