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When is it Best to NOT be Child Led Regarding Sleep?

Many will know me as an author who advocated being as child led as possible as much as possible, particularly when it comes to sleep. I expect therefore that this post will surprise quite a few. Continue reading

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Why we Need to be More Tolerant of Toddler Tantrums

All toddlers tantrum. Granted some more so than others, however tantrums and toddlers go hand in hand, you don’t get one without the other. The thing is, they’re not being naughty, manipulative, bad or disruptive (purposefully anyway), they’re just being toddlers. Actually they would probably rather they didn’t tantrum so much too. Continue reading

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My Top Five Posts of 2015

2015 has been a great year for all things gentle parenting and I really feel that we are nearing the point of mainstream awareness now, a trend I honestly believe will continue to build in 2016. I will certainly be trying my hardest to make it so and I know many of you are super passionate about spreading ‘the word’, so a big thank you for all of your efforts and support too! Continue reading

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Ten Common Toddler Parenting Myths You Likely Believe (and Why you Shouldn’t!).

There are so many parenting myths in circulation in society. I’m sure you’ve come across many yourself. Many are obviously myths and therefore easy to ignore. Others however seem far more ingrained and sound far more plausible. The plausibility and popularity … Continue reading

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Publication Day for my Toddler Parenting Book! Bye bye naughty step, time out and controlled crying!

I am so excited to announce that my toddler book, ToddlerCalm, is published today!! If you’re looking for more gentle ways to cope with your child’s behaviour, whether that involves tantrums, picky eating, throwing, hitting, biting, sibling rivalry or not … Continue reading

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Taming Toddler Tantrums? It’s Common SENSE!

I do love an acronym and this one came to me in my (almost) sleep last night, as do most of my writing ideas (frustratingly!). So I’d like to introduce you to my super easy to use common SENSE (© Ockwell-Smith … Continue reading

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8 Top Tips To Use When Your Toddler is Having a Tantrum

To date I have blogged quite a bit about the reasons why toddlers tantrum and how to reduce the occurrence of tantrums, however what I haven’t done yet is to give you some simple tips for ways to cope when … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Attachment Parenting

The name that is! Yesterday I commented similar on facebook and was asked “why?”, so I spent the evening thinking about it a little more and these are my reasons (I will warn you many of them are VERY tongue in cheek … Continue reading

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Parenting Woes – Whose Problem Is It Really?

This post has been whirling around my head for more than a year now and I have debated whether it should stay there many a time, why? Because I know this post is going to be contentious, I can only … Continue reading

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How to Choose the Right Sling or Carrier for You and Your Baby

“If someone told you they knew a secret to help your baby sleep better, cry less and learn better, you would certainly be interested…. “ Dr Maria Blois – ‘BabyWearing’. Did you know research says carrying your baby in a sling … Continue reading

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