Group Singing Encourages Children to be more Calm, Confident & Creative.

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GROWN UP GUIDES TO PARENTING

...and relax

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GROWN UP GUIDES TO PARENTING

Group Singing Encourages Children to be more Calm, Confident & Creative.

Group Singing Encourages Children to be more Calm, Confident & Creative.

When our children are born, we sing with them all the time: to soothe, to entertain, to energise,...

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Road Safety App for Kids

Road Safety App for Kids

New methods of teaching Road Safety to kids. On Average Thirty-seven children are seriously...

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Body Confidence After Babies

Body Confidence After Babies

It’s not uncommon for women to have body confidence issues after giving birth. There’s nothing...

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When a Tantrum isn’t Really a Tantrum

When a Tantrum isn’t Really a Tantrum

How Mental Health Issues may present in Children All kiddies have tantrums. Our little people...

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9 Tips to Raise Resilient Children

9 Tips to Raise Resilient Children

Every parent wants their child to grow up to be strong, resourceful and resilient. Resilience is...

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Play Chess with your Kids

Play Chess with your Kids

Chess is a fun and challenging game—but for kids, it’s more than a way to pass the time or...

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Montessori Learning Encourages Independence and Creativity

Montessori Learning Encourages Independence and Creativity

Montessori Learning encourages independence, intuition and creativity in your children. Montessori...

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Make Time for Special Time

Make Time for Special Time

It's not easy to make time for special time. However, you will see the benefit. Like most of us,...

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How to Grow Your Child's Confidence

How to Grow Your Child's Confidence

Why Drama? Drama is a great way to grow your child's confidence. Drama is unique, it’s different...

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5 Tips For Travelling with Kids

5 Tips For Travelling with Kids

Travelling with kids can be challenging, especially when long flights and different time zones are...

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Do You Want To Reduce Sibling Fighting?

Do You Want To Reduce Sibling Fighting?

Do you want to reduce sibling fighting? Try this: Your kids don’t have to share and they...

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Separating When Children are Involved

Separating When Children are Involved

Separating when children are involved is never a nice subject. January has often been referred to...

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Some Truths About Head Lice

Some Truths About Head Lice

One of the challenges you will face as a parent is head lice.  I remember the “fear” before my...

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Top Christmas Gifts for Kids in 2018

Top Christmas Gifts for Kids in 2018

The question all parents are asking...What is the ideal Christmas gift for kids for 2018? With more...

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Top Tips on Developing Creative Little Writers

Top Tips on Developing Creative Little Writers

Encouraging your children to write will help their imaginations to flourish, handwriting and...

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Staying Sane as a Working Mum

Staying Sane as a Working Mum

Top tips for staying sane as a working mum. Working motherhood is a whirlwind to say the least....

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One Word That Will Change Your Toddlers Behaviour

One Word That Will Change Your Toddlers Behaviour

Stop... No... Don’t... Put it down... Most of the direct instructions, heck most of the...

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5 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health

5 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health

Since opening up about my struggles with my mental health and launching Man Talk, (a mental health...

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Tips for Meaningful Conversations With Your Children

Tips for Meaningful Conversations With Your Children

How to have meaningful conversations with children is a hot topic. There is a growing recognition...

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We All Need Mum Friends

We All Need Mum Friends

One of the life-changing moments for a woman is giving birth, not only does it take a toll on her...

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Is Time Up For Time Out?

Is Time Up For Time Out?

Toddlers are notorious for pushing the boundaries and having complete meltdowns when things don’t...

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Inspire a Lifelong Love of Reading

Inspire a Lifelong Love of Reading

Reading is such an important skill to learn but how do you inspire a lifelong love of reading in...

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Communication is so Much More Than Sounds and Words

Communication is so Much More Than Sounds and Words

Speech and language development: From birth to 18 months Communication is so much more than sounds...

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3 Tips for Getting Toddlers to Cooperate

3 Tips for Getting Toddlers to Cooperate

It’s no secret that toddlers aren’t known for their cooperation. They’ve got plans of...

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The Joys and Benefits of Arts and Crafts

The Joys and Benefits of Arts and Crafts

During the school holidays it can be so hard to find things to fill the time, so why not embrace...

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Top Tips For Reading With Under 5’s

Top Tips For Reading With Under 5’s

Proactive reading with younger children can help build an advanced vocabulary.  Books are...

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Top 10 Favourite Childhood Books

Top 10 Favourite Childhood Books

So what are the Top 10 Favourite Childhood Books? New research has revealed the UK's top 10...

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5 Top Tips for Easy Potty Training

5 Top Tips for Easy Potty Training

Potty training – just another glamorous aspect of parenting for us all to enjoy! If it’s...

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Top Tips For Car Journeys With Kids

Top Tips For Car Journeys With Kids

Keeping children entertained on long car journeys isn't always easy, but being prepared can help....

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Nursery Rhymes Help Language Development

Nursery Rhymes Help Language Development

Becoming a parent will probably mean that the music you listen to will change slightly.  What I...

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Why Your Toddler Won’t Go To Bed

Why Your Toddler Won’t Go To Bed

Why your toddler won’t go to bed... Ah toddler bedtimes, the true initiation of...

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6 Reasons Why Child-Free Getaways Are Beneficial

6 Reasons Why Child-Free Getaways Are Beneficial

We should never feel guilty about having time away from our children.  Below are 6 reasons why...

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When Three Becomes Four

When Three Becomes Four

Introducing the Mummy Cloud. Working as a night nanny I often encounter the expansion of a...

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Becoming A Father

Becoming A Father

Becoming a Father has really enriched my life. Checking in at twelve months in, it was an...

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Teaching Kids About Sustainability

Teaching Kids About Sustainability

Teaching Kids about sustainability is so important Firstly, kids need to grasp the concept that...

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The Power of Play, it's a Necessity.

The Power of Play, it's a Necessity.

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity - Kay...

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How Do You Get Toddlers To Eat

How Do You Get Toddlers To Eat

Feeding toddlers can be about as much fun as trying to spread bread with cold butter. The effort...

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5 Tips For Taking Great Kids Pics

5 Tips For Taking Great Kids Pics

You can use these 5 tips for taking great kids pics with any type of camera, including your phones....

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Top Tips on Travelling as a Family

Top Tips on Travelling as a Family

Travelling as a family can be stressful but it truly is the best form of education. The luxury of...

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Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Maternal Mental Health Awareness week and we are supporting Mum's...

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Can Tantrums Ever Be Good?

Can Tantrums Ever Be Good?

Can tantrums ever be good? I’m sure you’ve clicked through thinking that I’ve lost my mind...

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What Makes Children Tantrum?

What Makes Children Tantrum?

So what makes children tantrum? All tantrums have a clear function and it is our job as parents to...

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Preparing for Parenthood With a Disability

Preparing for Parenthood With a Disability

Parenting with a disability can bring extra challenges. Bringing a baby into the world is hard work...

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How to Get Children Interested in History

How to Get Children Interested in History

It’s one question I get asked more than any other. Which is weird because to me, the answer is...

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3 Simple Steps For Smarter Screen Use

3 Simple Steps For Smarter Screen Use

Screen time. One of the most common sources of parenting guilt. While managing screen time can...

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Children Learn Through Nature

Children Learn Through Nature

I often ask people to think back to their childhood and how they remember spending their time. I...

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We Can Be Heroes

We Can Be Heroes

“Mummy’s on her phone again...” “Mummy, why are you always on your phone?” “I...

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What Anxiety Feels Like...

What Anxiety Feels Like...

What Anxirty Feels like...Living with anxiety as a parent isn't easy, but so many of us do it on a...

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How to Get Toddlers to Listen Without Yelling

How to Get Toddlers to Listen Without Yelling

Toddlers don't listen because... You’re interrupting their flow! If there is one trait that...

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Moving Abroad With Newborn Twins... Are You Mad?

Moving Abroad With Newborn Twins... Are You Mad?

They say starting a new job, moving house and having a baby make up some of life’s most stressful...

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The Science of Happy Kids

The Science of Happy Kids

Ensuring you have Happy Kids is the most important thing for any parent. Here at Mellownest we...

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Tablet Screen Time: Good or Bad for Young Children?

Tablet Screen Time: Good or Bad for Young Children?

I am often asked whether I believe letting a child use a tablet or smart phone at a young age is a...

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Post Natal Depression - A Reflective Tale

Post Natal Depression - A Reflective Tale

It was happening, I was finally in labour. The long awaited time of welcoming my precious newborn...

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The Importance of Good Posture for Kids

The Importance of Good Posture for Kids

There are several systems responsible for providing our postural control; visual, inner ear...

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Decoding Family Skiing Holidays

Decoding Family Skiing Holidays

Family Skiing holidays are not cheap, they never have been.  But over one million Brits still...

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Top 5 Tips for Choosing a Family Friendly Festival

Top 5 Tips for Choosing a Family Friendly Festival

There are so many family friendly festivals out there to choose from in 2018.  What do you...

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Work-Life Balance For Parents

Work-Life Balance For Parents

By nature I am a real doer. I was one of those people who was always doing, who was busy, busy,...

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The Dangers of Button Batteries

The Dangers of Button Batteries

When I talk about poisons and swallowing something harmful on my baby and child first aid courses,...

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An Expert's Guide to Buying Toys This Christmas

An Expert's Guide to Buying Toys This Christmas

Stuck for Christmas Present ideas? Is there no end to the plethora of top toy lists being...

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Top Five Tips for Baking with Kids

Top Five Tips for Baking with Kids

My recipes are always simple, delicious and homely. Fun, easy to make and tested with my own...

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Christmas Baking with Kids

Christmas Baking with Kids

Christmas is that magical time where no one fights, Christmas music plays softly in the background,...

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Christmas Crafts for Kids

Christmas Crafts for Kids

Christmas Crafts for Kids is a great way to keep them entertained. One of the best things about...

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