January 5, 2013

 My son has just turned 2. I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase the ‘terrible two's’ – a fairly accurate assessment of that phase in a child’s life when tantrums peak.


Children don't discriminate as to where they will have their tantrum, so they often happen in prevalen...

October 1, 2012

'Out of the mouths of babes' - sometimes a thought or utterance comes out of her mouth and it stops me in my tracks, as either it is a question I can't answer easily, or more interestingly a question I had never thought of asking. Now some of these utterances are compl...

July 7, 2012

I have been on this planet for almost 40 years now, and my son has been here for about 20 months. So why does he seem to have better handle on happiness and innate wellbeing than I do?


He spends most of his time smiling, blowing raspberries, toddling around the house c...

September 8, 2011

Tantrums: Part 1


Any parent, or even someone who has visited a supermarket, will be aware of a toddler’s ability to go from sweetness and light, to throwing a full scale tantrum, screaming the place down, and back to angel in under 10 mins. If you read the childcare bo...

August 29, 2011

Apparently there was study undertaken by a US university to work out what made the TV show The Simpsons so popular. One of reasons the study uncovered was that Homer was never in more than one emotional state (or mood if you like) for more than about 30 seconds, which...

August 17, 2011


Sometimes my 2 year old (Abbey) will come out with the strangest, weirdest statements, or do the oddest things (often categorised by parents as ‘sweet’, rather than down right freaky). For example, one day my wife was picking Abbey up from nursery. Abbey bounded out t...

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