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Childhood friendships and social media…

We’ve all been there at some time or another – feeling a little unloved or left out perhaps. Like the time when it was your 8 year-old friend’s birthday party and you didn’t get invited. You were told it was because she could only ask so many people and that’s all there was to it. You’ve never forgotten though and if truth be told, it still stings a little… Fast forward to your turn at being a parent. When your children are small you’re still in control of organising parties and so on. But when they start to cement who their friends really are, things can often get out of hand – not least i..

Bedwetting - a guide

Bedwetting - a guide Parenting is probably the hardest job you’re ever likely to face. What other form of employment requires a state of high alert 24/7, being in charge of human life and displaying the utmost patience at all times? It’s also a job renowned for its incredibly steep learning curve, not least when it comes to helping your child achieve dry nights. Generally speaking, a child aged two to four years-old is expected to sleep through the night without wetting the bed. However, at age four, 25% of children still wet the bed; at age five, 20%; at age six, 15%; at age ten, 8%; at age fourteen, 4%; and a..
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Step into spring with stunning children’s furniture

Step into spring with stunning children’s furniture We know that children’s furniture should last for more than just one season. In fact, it should last for many years if you choose your collection wisely. The trick is to find something that will stay looking fresh and ‘spring like’ whatever the weather outside! So if you are thinking of giving your child’s bedroom a makeover this season, here are some ideas to help you create something that will last long into summer, autumn, winter and many more springs to come…     Colour Colour is key to creating an inviting child’s bedroom where your little one feels happy to play, work ..
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Magical ideas for your child’s bedroom

Magical ideas for your child’s bedroom A little magic in a child’s bedroom goes a long, long way. From firing the imagination to inducing a long and restful slumber, it’s important to create a girl’s or boy’s bedroom that speaks directly to them. Whatever your little one loves about life be it the colour green, fairy wings or rocket ships perhaps, try and include a design element that is close to their heart. Colours are easy to incorporate into a room in the form of soft furnishings and décor. Pairing white with bold favourite shades or mixing pastels always works well. When it comes to more personal touches however, there a..
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Five reasons why your child should make their own bed every morning

Five reasons why your child should make their own bed every morning What could be more enticing than a beautifully made bed with squishy plumped up pillows at the end of a tiring day? Nothing springs to mind. The thought of your child climbing into a crumpled, unmade crib doesn’t really appeal and can mean a restless start to their slumber which won’t benefit anyone, least of all you! Granted, the world wouldn’t stop turning if we didn’t make our childrens’ beds each morning, but it would certainly seem a lot less organised.  Experts tell us that a made bed means less mess in a child’s mind as well as in their bedroom. In view of this, perhaps it’s ti..

Tips for designing a robust boy’s room

Tips for designing a robust boy’s room If you have a lively little boy who enjoys the sort of games that turn you into a human shield for all things breakable, do not despair. It’s a fact that many children have now moved away from energetic play and settled down with devices instead, leading to countless problems with health and education. So the longer you can encourage your child to be active during their downtime the better! With this in mind, don’t lose heart when the rough and tumble starts, embrace it instead. Join in the fun and find ways to make sure your child has a safe and robust place to play whilst leaving your hom..

How to keep your child’s bedroom tidy after Christmas

How to keep your child’s bedroom tidy after Christmas First of all, brace yourself. Attempting to keep your child’s bedroom tidy is a bit like sticking to all those unrealistic new year’s resolutions you’ve made. It is no easy feat and should be approached with reasonable expectations, should you not wish to feel like a failure! As the most cluttered, chaotic and well used space in the home, it isn’t going to look like a showroom any time soon, no matter how many times you whizz round with the hoover. With this in mind, set the bar low. Mess isn’t all bad however. Those new Christmas goodies might amount to little more than a tip in your ey..

New year, new room. Tips for giving your child’s bedroom a new year makeover.

New year, new room. Tips for giving your child’s bedroom a new year makeover. No one likes packing up Christmas for another year. Taking down decorations, hoovering up thousands of pine needles and attempting to cram reams of fairy lights back into their original boxes “Surely they didn’t come in those?”... After you’ve put away the hoover and settled down with a well-deserved cuppa, the house looks so bare you fear someone has stolen your furniture. However, rather than lament the end of the holiday season, think of it as the perfect opportunity to freshen up your home instead – not least your child’s bedroom.         Out with the old! Before y..

Give your child’s bedroom a Christmas makeover

Give your child’s bedroom a Christmas makeover There are few things more pleasurable than seeing your child’s delighted face on Christmas morning. Reward for all the hard slog you’ve no doubt put in beforehand! Although a time of joy and celebration, Christmas can bring the best of us to our knees. People to see, places to go, presents to organise, finding space for that stockpile of food…the list goes on.  You might think that amongst all this chaos, the last thing you’ll have time for is a festive bedroom makeover.  Think again. Making sure your child has a bedroom filled with Christmas cheer could be the best 30 minutes you’ll ..

Impromptu sleepover? Truckle beds might become your best friend

Impromptu sleepover? Truckle beds might become your best friend We’ve all been there. It’s Friday night, a couple of school friends have come over for dinner and they’ve all had a fabulous time. Then comes the inevitable question. “Can we have a sleepover!?” (in chorus of course!) You sort of expected this to happen but naively hoped they would think it best not to bother you with such things on a Friday night. And pigs might fly. So after completing all the relevant phone calls and squaring it with your fellow parent, you set about finding that pesky blow up mattress you took camping approximately a year before. Forget all those TV dramas you were h..
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