Transforming a child’s behaviour can come from the least expected of places. When organised play isn’t working, try talking them away into nature. That’s just what we did with Tilly and it worked wonders.
It can be frustrating when your child is the one in the class that’s different to all the others. That’s often been my experience with Tilly. The others sings and dances, while she wants out. It’s something I’m learning to understand and nurture and who knows, perhaps she’s actually has got more sense than everyone else anyway.
When my daughter exploded into tantrums as we attempted to have her passport photo taken at a local shop, I knew our family holiday could be in trouble. It was time to relieve the pressure on our child, step up and take the photo myself in the comforting environment of home. Here’s my DIY guide to how we got our passport photo made and accepted.
The countdown has begun. The schools are back, meaning it’s now just a year until Tilly starts in reception and my time with her is dramatically reduced. This is our last opportunity for term-time fun and I have every intention of making the most of the next 12 months. There are preparations to make for school too, though, such as securing a much coveted place and getting reading and writing skills up to standard. Oh and then I need to work out what on earth I’m going to do once Tilly is at school. One way or another, it’s going to be a busy year.
The charming Buckinghamshire village of Great Missenden was for a long time the home of author Roald Dahl, most famous for his children’s books. Now it’s home to a the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, dedicated to celebrating his life and work and inspiring the creativity of new generations of children. I take young Tilly to introduce her to the world of Dahl for the first time, plus we’ve a golden ticket giveaway with a family ticket to the museum up for grabs.
I recently made a phizz-whizzing discovery of a marvellous charity just down the road from us. Read about their work plus win a family ticket to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.
I recently had a day to fill while ShireMum was at school dealing with exam results so I decided to take Tilly into London with half a plan of what we’d do. The summer holidays offer much in the way of activities but they can lead to queues at popular destinations. I wasn’t at all sure this would prove a friendly environment for my sensitive three-year-old daughter but she’s always asking me to go into London so I decided to try it out.