Play is the universal language of childhood, fostering joy, imagination, and learning. When parents actively engage in play with their children, magical things happen. But play is not just about having fun; it is a critical component of a child's cognitive development.
If a toddler has no boundaries during the day, how can we expect them to understand boundaries like staying in bed at bedtime and through the night, or following the cues of a sleep training clock? To have success with improving toddler sleep, daytime boundaries are just as important as night time ones!
One of the key decisions parents face is whether to be a friend or a parent our toddlers. While both roles are important, they are not interchangeable, and it is crucial to understand the differences between the two. There are benefits to both, but striking a balance is necessary!
The arrival of a new sibling is an exciting and joyous event for many families. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the ways in which the arrival of a new sibling can impact a child's sleep, as well as strategies parents can use to help their child adjust to these changes.
Alongside their paid employment, the majority of mothers take on most of the household responsibilities - entertaining the children, booking and attending appointments for the children, organising family outings, playdates and after school activities, household chores… you get the picture!