Tips for Surviving the Terrible Twos

Sebby

Although every child is different, there seems to be that one thing which every child has in common and that would be the Terrible Twos. As a parent, you feel horrible calling such a wonderful time in your child’s life ‘terrible,’ but there is no other way to describe the rapid onset of temper tantrums or your toddler’s stubborn resistance to being told what to do. While you, as a parent, know the purpose behind what you are instructing your… Continue Reading “Tips for Surviving the Terrible Twos”

Top Tips to make your bathroom baby proof

babyproof-bathroom

Your bathroom is a slippery area full of potentially dangerous items that can endanger your little one. Baby proofing your bath or shower room is just as important as baby proofing the rest of the house. Here are a couple of tricks and tips to keep your bundle of joy safe and out of harm’s way while in the bathroom: Door lock A small child should not be left alone in the bathroom without supervision. Objects such as detergents and… Continue Reading “Top Tips to make your bathroom baby proof”

Helping Your Teenager Find and Prepare for their First Job

An important transition that will have your teenager feel like part of the adult world is their first job. It allows your daughter/son independence, teaches them about responsibilities and money management and is a really good idea so long as they have the time to continue focusing on their studies and social life. Working through your teens also provides you with valuable work experience which can be invaluable for future job searches e.g. to help them through university and beyond.… Continue Reading “Helping Your Teenager Find and Prepare for their First Job”

What is the correct birthday party etiquette when you have more than one child?

Eliza Birthday

Phew! That was one busy weekend. Three birthday parties to attend, although thankfully one for each child and not all at the same time, otherwise that would have caused more problems. You would think that having six children I would have got this whole birthday party etiquette down to a tee by now: RSVP sent – √ Bought present – √ Wrapped present – √ Written card – √ Fancy dress sorted (if applicable) – √ My problem is what… Continue Reading “What is the correct birthday party etiquette when you have more than one child?”

Getting rid of Carpet Stains

Cleaning carpets

I am a firm believer that white wine should be drank and not poured onto problem stains whilst hoping for a miracle that it will get them out (it doesn’t work). Having children that love the great outdoors, whatever the weather, they are forever traipsing mud and grass through the house despite numerous requests for them to take their shoes off and wipe their feet. It is particularly bad at the moment as they insist on having water fights and… Continue Reading “Getting rid of Carpet Stains”