It’s Hard To Let Go

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When my girls were smaller (baby and toddler age) I used to think that child raising would be easier when they’re bigger and independent. Actually it doesn’t get any easier. It gets more complex! I mean sure my husband and I don’t need to pack the diaper bag and we can just leave the house to go out much quicker …

Play & Laughter Builds Confidence

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Babies and young children are constantly learning how the world works, new motor skills, social skills, dealing with separation, and so much more. Every day, they encounter something strange and new that are surprising, delightful, scary and sometimes downright confusing. All this new information is stored in their brain, processed and kept in the memory while they sleep. Sometimes, new …

Top 10 Reason Sleep Training Fail (part 2)

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Did you find my last post on Top 10 Reasons Sleep Training Fail (and what you can do instead) helpful for you? If you missed it, go read that first and then come back to this page. Here are the remaining top 3 reasons sleep training fails. 8. You only consider the controlled crying method  You probably heard from other parents …

Top 10 Reasons Sleep Training Fails (Part 1)

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One of the main reasons mums come to me is when they have tried everything to get their baby to sleep on their own and stay asleep in the night, including sleep training. I personally don’t like the term “sleep training”. Many people think that sleep training exclusively implies a “cry it out” approach, which is technically referred to leaving your child …

How Listening Sorted Out What Really Bothered My Pre-schooler

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The past couple of weeks, my 4yo has started practicing for her concert performance daily at school. At first, she seemed very excited about it and would come home and show me the steps. So cute. About a week ago, I heard remarks from her like “I’m not good enough”, “I don’t know a lot of things”, “I practiced so …