Seven ways to encourage consent in young children

Yesterday my husband Sam and I shared a high five over our parenting. The prompt? Frida had been in the garden, wearing just shorts and wellies. Sam asked her if she wanted to wear a t-shirt to keep warm and she proudly replied “No! My body my choice.” We are so pleased to be raising…

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Mindfulness for toddlers 

I wanted to share a few simple ways I draw on mindfulness practice with Frida.  Although I feel that incorporating little moments of mindfulness into our daily activities is positive in itself, I’ve also found it has the bonus of helping to soothe and reconnect if Frida is tired, or experiencing big emotions (which she…

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Gentle night-weaning at 18 months

It probably won’t surprise you to know that I am a big fan of attachment parenting – and more generally, doing what feels instinctively “right” to me. As such, we have bed-shared with Frida from birth (genuinely from birth – the midwives in hospital were horrified at my shunning the cold plastic crib in order…

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