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Learning Ideas

The best apps and online activities for little minds in lockdown

There’s no denying we live in a strange world right now with even our kids having the words lockdown and Covid in their vocabulary. As we all try and ride out this time as best we can, juggling work with homeschooling and running our households - keeping toddlers and preschoolers entertained is a challenge, to say the least.

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Development Tips

Why the 18-month regression isn’t really a regression at all

If you’ve been following us here at Kiindred for a while you’ll know that we hate the word regression. It’s negative, it’s unnerving and frankly, it’s inaccurate. The Oxford dictionary defines regression as: “a return to a former or less developed state” and so we know that this is just not true when it comes to our little ones. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Kiindred’s resident Mothercraft Nurse, Chris Minogue is not a fan...

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Sleep Behaviour

The funniest things toddlers do when transitioning from cot to bed

Just when you’ve finally got your little one sleeping through the night (or at least found some sort of rhythm), the next phase comes along to rock you to your core. The dreaded cot to bed transition. It’s a bittersweet time for parents because your baby isn’t a baby anymore – they’re growing up! On one hand, you’re sad to say goodbye to the cot that your baby called home for so long (not so much the...

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Toddler Behaviour

3 ways to implement boundaries that are loving and kind

When we prioritise our kids’ freedoms and overlook their crucial need to feel like their parents are in charge and “at the wheel” – we are letting them down.  Too much freedom actually makes our children feel the opposite of free; and they often express their discomfort through limit-pushing behaviour. Boundaries are essential for our kids, and they are essential for parents, who are overwhelmed and exhausted and wondering if it’s meant to be THIS...

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Toddler Behaviour

5 tips for parents who want to calm the sibling chaos

When I work with parents with more than one child, the number one thing they struggle with is: fighting. For many parents, our kids not getting along triggers worry deep within us that they may never get along. It can lead to a situation where we react in a knee-jerk, repetitive and loud manner. Under pressure, parents may yell and punish the offending child. Then everyone feels awful, and you may as well set a...

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