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.

Dear Mum and Dad, A Letter From Your Newborn

Dear Mum and Dad,

I’m finally here! You waited many, many months for my arrival and now I’m just a few days old. I probably weigh between 5lbs and 9lbs,. My tiny body is between 18 and 20.5 inches long, and my head measures between 12.5 and 14.2 inches in circumference. I can tell that you love me so much because of the way you snuggle me, kiss me, and take gentle care of me.

You’ve probably noticed that I like to eat every 2-4 hours for a total of 8-12 daily. I know that’s a lot, but my tummy is growing bigger every day! I like to nurse frequently, or will eat 2 ounces from my bottle ever few hours. Make sure my bottles are clean and sterilized. It’s okay if I fall asleep while nursing, simply feed me when I wake up next.

Results versus progress orientated parenting

“A little progress every day adds up to big results”
It doesn’t matter whether you are the CEO of a multi-national company, the manager of a successful sports team or just a parent trying their best with a child, the above quote applies to you.
Of course, it’s easy to become obsessed with instant results when it comes to your little bundle of joy, but that’s not how life or parenting works. As every father and mother knows, sometimes parenting isn’t easy and the results don’t turn out quite as you had hoped.

Preparing For Parenthood in 5 Easy Steps

Congratulations, you’ve decided to become a parent. You now have nine months to prepare for the hardest yet the most rewarding, roller-coaster job you will ever have. If you’ve read all the parenting books, attended all your classes, and consider yourself a method actor, here 5 (tongue-in-cheek) things you can do right now to really immerse yourself in the experience: