Stop nagging your children!

Habits make life much easier, for you and for your children, and mean the end to nagging! You might want your child to form the habit of hanging up his coat when he comes in, putting his shoes away neatly, picking up his toys or saying thank you after meals....

Ask Nanny Lorna – toddler bedrooms

Today’s question comes from a mum of three year old triplets. They have always shared a bedroom but are now about to move into their own rooms for the first time. This seems like a good opportunity to express their personalities but mum wonders what should be...

Why Star Charts Don’t Always Work

We all like the idea of earning a gold star and star charts are available to buy in every stationers or toy shop. But do they really work, and is there a better way? The theory A traditional star chart is a grid, with the days of the week along the top and tasks down...

Getting rid of a dummy

Dummies (or pacifiers for those on the other side of the ocean) are a controversial topic. Sleep experts and breastfeeding advocates frequently advise against them, many people hate the look of them and swear they will never use one. Yet their use has been shown...