Tag: experts

An analogy that I once read that has given me pause for thought is that meeting a child’s needs is like filling a cup.  The more you fill the cup, the better your child will feel, and children whose cups are full will naturally ask for less.  So when your toddler is desperate for attention, […]
How can I get my children to do what I ask them to do?  This question is probably one of the most oft-repeated amongst parents.  We ask our children to do various things each day.  Here are some from my own family: Sit with all four legs of the chair on the floor please. Would […]
I was interested but not surprised to read this week about new research from the University of Warwick that shows that in spite of their differences, most parenting advice from the past 50 years sets unattainably high standards for mothers.  The author of the report, Dr Angela Davis, reviewed the advice given by six childcare […]
It’s so easy to go with the flow, to do what everyone else is doing, to follow the latest advice and listen to the ‘experts.’  What’s harder is questioning commonly-held assumptions, making up your own mind and taking responsibility for your decisions.  When swimming against the tide it can sometimes feel like it would be […]