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Quiet time?

April 6th, 2011 · 5 Comments · bedtime, lucy, parenting, photo, sleep, tantrums

Babies sleep. A lot. Older children also need a lot of sleep. The trouble is, they don’t always want it. The 12 hours from 7pm to 7am should primarily be a time of quiet in our house. It is rarely so. OK, the kids do tend to be asleep not long after 8pm, but on […]

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The Total Twos

March 5th, 2010 · 6 Comments · bedtime, books, lucy, nappies, reading, tantrums, Uncategorized

Two year olds get a rotten press. “The Terrible Twos” they say. “Oh you’re in for it now”, they say. Poppycock. I prefer to call them the “Total Twos”. Because for all the wailing and screaming and throwing themselves on the floor, two year olds can also be the most loving and funny and joyful […]

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Tears, Tantrums and Christmas Carols

December 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Christmas, lucy, oliver, sleep, tantrums

No blog post for a few days? I’ll give you three guesses why. Sleep. Or rather the lack of it. For most of this week until last night, Lucy has been waking us for long periods of the night. It’s hard to tell with Lucy whether this is because she is ill or because she […]

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The flip side

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments · lucy, oliver, parenting, tantrums

I posted today about Oliver’s tantrums. But it’s unfair to just paint that side of the picture. It’s also true that, like the rhyme, “when he is good he is very, very good…”. He can be very affectionate, well-behaved, considerate and polite in general. And he is a perfect big brother to Lucy. The other […]

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Truly terrible twos

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments · lucy, oliver, parenting, tantrums

Oliver is having some real tantrums recently. It usually starts with whinging and crying for something that he wants but can’t have and in most cases ignoring this will cause him to realise it is getting him nowhere and he stops. But occasionally he will progress to worse behaviour, persistently being disobedient (sometimes with possibly […]

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