Starting school can be a tough time in a child’s life, and it can be even more difficult if making friends doesn’t come naturally to your child. We are social animals – making and maintaining good friendships is essential for our self-esteem, happiness and even our physical wellbeing. However, some… View Post

Children are being brought up in increasingly multi-cultural societies. The globalisation of family life means that, more than any other time, children are being exposed to people from different countries, cultures, religions, ethnicities and abilities. Helping your child to tolerate and accept difference is an important part of parenting in… View Post

Babies are born to socialise. From the moment of birth they prefer human faces rather than drawings of faces and they turn towards their mother’s voice, suggesting that they are innately wired to be with other people. As children become toddlers they use this innate sociability to make connections with… View Post

To celebrate the launch of the VTech Toot-Toot Friends I have an exclusive opportunity for one lucky reader to win a framed caricature of their child with their best friend – how much fun is that?! I know that my children would love this a LOT – especially if it was… View Post

In a word – yes. At school, friends are the most important thing. I remember the sharing of secrets, the phone calls that went on for hours (even though you had been with them all day), the swapping of packed lunches on the school field and the weekend sleepovers. As… View Post

Are you constantly buying the same old gifts from high street stores such as t-shirts and chocolates but now want to find a gift that is more special to give to a much loved friend?  Whether it’s for a birthday gift, Christmas presents or just to show that you’re thinking… View Post

Photo Credit: Nicky Wilkes via Compfight cc On the whole, I try to surround myself with positive people. I know everyone has down days – myself included and I will always be there to support friends in need. But on a day to day basis, I want to be around… View Post

Today I have a post from the lovely Donna from Red Head Baby Led. As a mum of 2 little ones, she often finds herself having to cancel plans due to illness. Is this something you can relate to as a parent? Photo Credit: slightly everything via Compfight cc  … View Post

You will probably know by now that we are Babybag reviewers for Lin & Leo, and have been taking part in a challenge a week with our bag. Challenge 1 was A Family Day Out and Challenge 2 was Style it Up. This weeks challenge is a hard one for me. Challenge number… View Post