5.8.2019 12:00 pm
This week on The Great Equalizer, Sam’s about to get fit AF, Charlene is captain of her ship and we talk temper tantrums. PLUS! We welcome back children’s counsellor Phillippa Morassi.
Now, we all know that it's age-appropriate for toddlers to lose their shit. Maybe you gave them the wrong coloured sippy cup, maybe they can't find the yellow teddy bear they don't actually own, maybe they want the sandwich they rejected ten seconds before crying about wanting the sandwich, maybe they don't want you to look at them. Or breathe.
When your children find the smallest things to have tantrums about
These are known as “The Arsehole Years” but maybe toddlers are just misunderstood.
A new study in JAMA Pediatrics suggests higher levels of screen time at two and three years of age predict poorer child outcomes at three and five years, respectively.
Encourage your child’s creative juices to flow when they become bored. Kids today hardly ever have the opportunity to get bored, they are always surrounded by a buffet of entertainment, but creativity comes from learning how to create your own entertainment.
Where is the goofiness, the fantasy of the kid’s TV shows of old? Where is the type of crazy that we grew up with in the 80s and 90s?
As one mom on Facebook, so eloquently put it: “People say ‘well what did people do before vaccines/antibiotics/pasteurisation?’ as if that’s an argument for going natural. They died, Carol. A lot of people died.”
How can a parent KNOW their child is safe with the people we employ to care for them when we are not there to do it ourselves?
The reason I have tried to breastfeed for as long as possible is that I believe in the amazing benefits of breastmilk, over and above just feeding and hydrating her. It really is miraculous stuff.
Wow, what a busy couple of months we have had. As nature would have it our kids are born in November, January, 2 in March and one in May. Sometimes it feels like I’m planning parties non-stop for 6 months of the year!
I will always be is lazy – I will always lean back and let my child explore, experiment, fail, succeed, grow her imagination and discover her own boundaries.
At some point, I hope that the fantasy of parenthood that I retain will be replaced with the reality that I have come to know.
There were many aspects of ‘the good old days’ that to label not great, is being quite kind. So, what can we learn from the past?
You finally get a moment to look down and see this beautiful little face in front of you. Two closed eyes, a cute little nose and full pink lips. Wow, it takes your breath away. Absolute perfection.