Yes to crying!

We encourage crying in our family.  Not alone but with someone providing ‘love’ at the same time.  This might be a hug, labeling how they feel to show empathy or even just being there with them. Crying is a physical way of releasing the energy from...

I just wanted a map Daddy…

At our recent trip to Underwater World (see Man..door… – other adventures whilst there), Master 3 announced as we were arriving that he’d like an Underwater World map.  This was no surprise as even though we have an annual pass, he likes to collect...

Don’t wait to start listening!

[Womb into toddlerhood…]  Listening to your baby is very important.  We ‘listen’ to them whilst they are still in the womb – noticing what they are up to and wondering about them.  Studies have shown that it really helps a baby to grow well if...

A smile is just the beginning

A child’s first smile happens, on average, about six weeks after they are born and can certainly help to make up for the sleepless nights!  It is a very important milestone as it is the beginning of social interaction. 🙂  At first, it is more like a reflex but...