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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?

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Gender roles and Peppa Pig

For some time now L has been making mention of his fear of the dark, but most recently (almost as soon as he hit the age of 5) his fear of the dark went through the roof. Literally, every night while sitting with him until he falls asleep, he would mention ghosts and the shadows… Continue reading Gender roles and Peppa Pig