Stages of development – what to expect from your child at different ages

It’s important when encouraging a child to thrive that we only impose age appropriate expectations on them, expecting too much or too little of the child may hinder their development. Generally speaking, there are several stages of development that most children go through around the same age, and understanding a child’s capabilities at each stage helps to set reasonable expectations and guide appropriate reactions to their behaviours.

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Common unhelpful thinking traps parents fall into

We are hearing a lot about the dangers of helicopter parenting these days, but society is structured in such a way that it can be hard to avoid, even when we are trying to. This article highlights some of the common thoughts that result in an overprotective parenting style so that we can challenge these thoughts and remain effective parents, as opposed to society perceived ‘perfect’ ones.

Study finds yoga effective in reducing antenatal anxiety

A 2014 study at Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre based at the University of Manchester has found that yoga based breathing and relaxation techniques can reduce antenatal anxiety in expectant mothers and prevent the increase in symptoms of depression. The study included 59 women who were pregnant with their first child, had never previously…