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Why my child has a set bedtime (and why I don’t care if your child sleeps late)

I have always been a stickler when it comes to my son's bedtime routine and I don't plan to let up anytime soon. You see, he has always had what I see as an 'early' bedtime from since birth. Of course, taking into account the fact that newborns sleep when they want, I took the… Continue reading Why my child has a set bedtime (and why I don’t care if your child sleeps late)

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The Schoolwork hurdle- How I got over the resistance (Part 2)

In the last post I spoke about the homework hurdle that we encountered and in this post, I will tell you how I actually have been working through the resistance. Every single time we presented work to L he groaned and whined and it was always a fight to get him to do anything. Honestly,… Continue reading The Schoolwork hurdle- How I got over the resistance (Part 2)

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The schoolwork hurdle- Homework edition (Part 1)

This is the sixth week of school and wow, have there been a lot of adjustments! For one, L had to navigate his way through the longer day and the fact that while some things stayed the same, a lot of things changed. One of the main things was the workload.  In preschool, things were… Continue reading The schoolwork hurdle- Homework edition (Part 1)

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An ode to screen time

So if you are a parent you have either read or heard what the experts have to say when it comes to small children and screen time. Most experts say a big fat NO to screen time for children under 2 because the research shows that an early introduction to electronic devices is linked to… Continue reading An ode to screen time

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The first week of Primary school: recap

Well, it started off with a sniffle and a bit of tears the moment L slipped on his school shirt and realised...oh boy, this is it. His potty face met me as I came down the staircase for the possibly fifth time because I had forgotten something else. (Somehow even with my meticulous planning I… Continue reading The first week of Primary school: recap

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Two months passed, what have we done?

It has been quite a time these past two months at home. Frankly, most of the time has been spent prepping for the new chapter in L's life: Primary School. Eeek! I know right? My child is going to 'big school' and I am freaking out just a tad. He, on the other hand is… Continue reading Two months passed, what have we done?