Dear Mum and Dad, A Letter From Your 4 Month Old

Dear Mum and Dad,

With my 4 months of life experience I have come to 2 main conclusions:
1. You guys are expert parents. Seriously, you know just how to love me well!
And 2. Being a baby is a lot of work. It’s a full time job for me, but thankfully your support and encouragement makes it feel less like work and more like play!

You see, I have been a detective this month. There are these things called hands, and I can’t figure them out. They wiggle and squeeze and sometimes even scratch. But every once in a while I can wrangle them up and hold them captive in my mouth. I am not too worried about those hands though; they can’t be dangerous if you touch them and hold them. Mum has even named them “Piggie” and sings me a silly song about them. “This little piggie went to the market, this little piggie went home…”

Why

‘Daddy can you play with me?’

‘Not now caca. Daddy is working.’

‘Why?’ (Uh-oh)

‘Because Daddy has some emails to read so that I can reply to them.’

Why You Should Teach Your Child to Meditate

Meditation isn’t what many imagine. It doesn’t necessary involve sitting cross legged under a tree chanting. Meditation is simply giving the brain chance to rest. The world is a hectic place and there are plenty of reasons to be anxious. Giving children the skills to find peace in all the madness is an amazing gift.
With the information overload that modern children have to manage daily, the idea of meditation may seem too difficult but like anything new, it just takes a little practice.

Dear Mum and Dad, A Letter From Your 2 Month Old

Dear Mum and Dad,

You’re so good at this parenting thing! Your overflowing love has been evident through our snuggles, playtime, and conversations over these past 2 months.

Have you noticed some of my latest tricks? One is that I can smile at you! Good thing Dad is an expert at silly faces and Mom gives the best baby tickles. Another trick is that I can open up my hands! Instead of keeping them clenched, I have begun to to relax them more, which will help me grasp your fingers even better.

Opt in Talk so your kids will listen

Talk so your kids will listen

Do any of these sound familiar?

Stop crying.

Calm down.

Knock it off.

When Will the Toddler Tantrums End?

The term toddler tantrum is deceptive. It suggests that children only tantrum when they are between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old. Any parent of a teenager will laugh in the face of this preposterous suggestion. Even adults have been known to have a strop when things don’t go their own way. The truth is if your child has started to tantrum, you might as well get used to it because in some form or another tantrums are here to stay.
That said, it isn’t all doom and gloom, from the moment your bundle of joy is born they will go through various challenging stages and no matter how frustrating each stage is; it will end. The problem is this just tends to make way for a new one!

Dear Mum and Dad, A Letter From Your 1 Month Old

Dear Mum and Dad,

Can you believe we’ve been together for one month already? I bet you hardly remember what it was like without me in your life!

I love to listen to your voices. I’ve been listening to both of you since before I was born, so it’s easy to recognize the sound of your voice. I like it when you talk to me before you pick me up from my crib or when we lay on the floor to play. My body goes still so I can concentrate on your voice. I also like to hear music or musical toys. It really helps when you talk and sing to me while I’m crying. Hearing your voice assures me that you are going to make me feel better. I trust you so much!

Just 1 new habit can change parenting hell into parenting bliss

Just 1 new habit can change parenting hell into parenting bliss
I know what you are thinking, ‘1 new habit? Give me a break’.
I don’t blame you, in a world with ‘get your baby to sleep within 10 minutes or your money back guaranteed’ it is easy to suffer from advertisement fatigue.

Why Laid Back Parents Raise Happier and Healthier Kids

Much like releasing chickens from their coop, as a child, my siblings and I were routinely banished from the family home during the day, and encouraged to roam free for hours on end. With the family home surrounded by bushland we were quite safe, but such laid-back parenting style is quite rare these days.

Instead, years devoted to play and joyful learning are replaced with a round robin of scheduled activities, making childhood a stress-filled time of striving and competing.

The Effect of Music on Your Child’s Brain

Music is powerful; we have all experienced a time when music has altered our mood and that in it-self is evidence of its effect on the human brain, but if listening to it has such an instant impact, then how much more influential is it to learn to play? Scientists are still examining this but some interesting studies have already been published and it seems that children who have had music tuition have actually improved the way their brain works.