The Best Winter Playdough

I have been playing with different recipes to try get the right winter playdough, but getting a white playdough is not easy. Add into this having children with sensitive skin when I did get the colour they ended up with irritated skin. Until today!!! We had a blast in our Snow Man Factory! I cannot […]

Why do I take a holistic approach to parenting?

That’s easy, I have many professional qualifications that enable me to practise traditional parent coaching methods however I have three children all of which have had their personal struggles and I wanted to take a new approach. I wanted to look at new ways of working especially when it came to some more complex sleep […]

But Why Wouldn’t Children Play Outdoors?

But why wouldn’t children play Outdoors? This was asked to me in a workshop recently. The answer, there are so many reasons for the decline outdoor play. The reasons range from the weather, not wanting to get wet or dirty, to work and lifestyle commitments and choice, use of iPads and computers increasing, more clubs […]

How safe is Pokemon Go?

There are many safety concerns banding around about Pokemon Go which seems to be sweeping the UK.

The Technology Challenge.

After speaking with lots of families recently one thing is clear, our lives are getting busier and more technology dependent.

So how does this impact on our families?

Messy Play – love it or hate it??

Its so easy to forget as parents how the little things can occupy children, for example one child who’s mum explained “she never sits still, she wont concentrate and so we wont be here long.” was the last one to leave after her daughter sat in a tray of lentils and bird seed 5 minutes after arriving and didn’t move for an hour and a half, she was just sat watching the seed run through her fingers, feeling the textures and watching how she could make it move.

The start of our health and wellness month!

To kick off our month of health and wellness I will have several blogs being released on various issues.

So this is the first of many!

I previously wrote a blog about the importance of time for you, which you can read here ….
However recently I had stopped taking my own advise,

Unique Nannies!

Childcare is a minefield of options and choices, how, where, when, how much, will they be happy? The list goes on……. Choosing the correct option one for your family can be a difficult, time consuming and a costly task. We recently wrote for Mothers Mean Business on the various childcare options, you can find the […]

Play!

Play! So what is it all about?

The Oxford Dictionary says ‘to engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.’

I prefer the definition given by Play Scotland ‘Play is the universal language of childhood.
It is through play that children understand each other and make sense of the world around them.’

This week I heard a great definition from a little boy I was working with “its what I do when I’m not being told what to do”

Who are Families In Sync? And What Next?

Who Are Families In Sync? And What Next? – ” You are never the first to experience a struggle within life however the unique way to deal with it is what makes all the difference.” and that is why we offer unique bespoke parenting solutions for you.