Studies and experts now recommend holding children back rather than sending them to school early, but what happens when all their friends are off to kindergarten and they’re not? Upsetting for kids and challenging for parents; here are our tips for how to handle this tricky situation.
I’m celebrating mum friends this week after a great night out with one of my faves. Mum friends are just the best! Not only are they people we click with, but they also get our chaotic, wonderful, crazy life — because they’re living it too. Her baby is teething, yours just cut a tooth last week. […]
Before children, most of us have a nicely curated circle of friends with very solid backstories: we met them at school, university, work, play. But when our children come along, new people come into our lives and that little circle turns into more of a tribe. And thank goodness, because we can’t do this parenting thing […]
For a little person who’s best friends are typically called ‘Snuggly’ or ‘Broom Broom’, the first experience at a new daycare centre can be a mix of bewilderment, fear and uncertainty. This behaviour is often interpreted as ‘shyness’, a word that unfortunately carries somewhat negative connotations.