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Which Types of Green Vegetables Will He Actually Eat?

We had ‘that’ chat tonight. The big one. The one about which types of green vegetables the reluctant teen will actually eat. It wasn’t the easiest of chats as it’s fair to say he is still of the view that all green food is evil. He knows (or claims to know) about the benefits…

Unusual Baby Names Could Disadvantage Your Child

The trend for unusual baby names shows no sign of slowing down. You only need to read the papers or watch TV to see  the constant stream of ‘celebrities’ (I have such a problem with that term!) wanting to stand out, be newsworthy and saddling their unfortunate offspring with bizarre names they probably won’t be…

Chores for Kids – Agreeing Age Appropriate Chores

I’ve had ‘that chat’ with my son about chores for kids, as he wasn’t doing regular chores at home. He has always helped out on an ad hoc basis, but life is so much easier now with an agreed schedule. Much less to argue about when he hits those awkward teen years and dividing…

Parenting Tips for Mothers – Switching from Manager to Mom on the Way Home

One of my top parenting tips for mothers is to learn to leave the office and all the stresses of the day behind and to be ready to be mum the moment I walk in the door at home. I have a fantastic but demanding job. In the same way that I need to be 100% on my game the…