The 6 types of friends you make when you become a mum

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 […]

Helping your shy child make friends at preschool

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.