As we have a new Puppy, this commissioned guest post, is very timely, some fantastic advice, I didn’t realise many of these things, so really is well worth a read.
We can’t wait the Christmas tree is up, the decorations are out and there’s an advent calendar for every child and chocolate-lover in the house. But during the holiday festivities, do you know where your dog is?
Pet owners are aware that chocolate and dogs don’t go together, but there are other holiday dangers people often overlook. From food to ornaments to extra visitors your dog might not be used to, there are a number of precautions to keep in mind during the holidays. Continue Reading
Teaching your children to cook encourages an essential life skill. It’s never too early to consider imparting culinary wisdom so why not consider the following steps and make cooking with your children an easy and enjoyable activity?
1. For starters
Avoid a kitchen catastrophe by making sure you’re in the right frame of mind before embarking on a baking bonanza. Children and cooking inevitably create mess and if tempers are frayed before you begin there’s every chance your meal preparation will end in meltdown.
Don aprons and cover surfaces with wipe-clean cloths. Cooking with toddlers can be far less fraught if you have all your ingredients and utensils close to hand. Pick a simple recipe for starters to enable your children to get stuck in. Continue Reading
Can you remember, way back when, you were a mere whipper snapper, and some of the strange things your parents used to say to you? You would think ”Nah, they are making that up, that can’t be true…but I’d better do it, just in case, you never know.” Now you hear yourself saying, those very same things, to your own children. You have no idea if these myths, or tall tales are true, but you find they somehow add order, and the rhythm of history to your parenting.
If you don’t know what I mean, this is a great video illustration from CANparent, a new Government (DfE) initiative : Continue Reading