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Child meltdown

What NOT to do when your child is having a meltdown

 Ever feel like you can’t find the right words when your child is having a tantrum? Or wonder why the words you do say seem to make it worse?  Whether our kids are sad, upset, frightened or they have completely lost it, we as parents usually struggle to regulate ourselves. We often have a strong urge to help our child feel better or stop the crying. This comes from our own discomfort with emotion. The...

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Child meltdown

Does your child seem to have a meltdown right after school or daycare?

They may be experiencing after school restraint collapse. Many parents can relate to the feeling of being so excited to pick up their child from day-care or school and less than 30 seconds after being out of the gate, your child is falling apart. This can look like whinging, fighting with a sibling or a full-blown meltdown. This is known as the “After School Restraint collapse” and is a result of our child working so...

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Development Tips

5 simple ways to break down big questions into curious answers…

Asking questions plays a crucial role in your child’s development and how they learn and make sense of the world. And while it can be a bit overwhelming when our little ones come to us with a big question, (hello the dreaded ‘where do babies come from?’) we should avoid the temptation to give them all the answers right off the bat – or worse, to deflect and say you’ll tell them when they are...

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The power of all those ‘How’ and ‘Why’ questions our little ones ask

As parents we get asked a million and one questions a day by our little ones… ‘but WHY do boats float?’ or, ‘HOW does the sky stay up?’ It can often feel frustrating as a parent to be the one in the hot seat – and we can feel a lot of pressure to know all the answers and to say the right thing.  But there is actually such a positive advantage for putting our...

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Light up your little one’s imagination with the LEGO DUPLO Police Station & Helicopter Set

Watching our little ones learn and grow has to be one of the greatest joys as parents. Seeing their little faces light up and the spark of curiosity in their eyes as they discover something new for the very first time is a feeling you just can’t describe. Introducing your little one to the world of LEGO® DUPLO® is a special moment for so many of us modern parents – many of us who also...

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12 Simple ways you can super-charge your child’s brain development

As parents, we just want to know we are doing everything we can to support our children as they grow. But it really doesn’t need to be complicated. Finding simple, practical tips you can do every day to boost your child’s brainpower will set your little one up with the foundations they need to thrive.  You don’t need to enrol them in piano lessons before they can walk, or sign them up for weekend language...

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