Child standing on the sidelines of a football pitch with one foot on a ball watching a group of children play

Friends With Benefits

A loud squeal drags me from the story in which I am deeply engrossed. I look over at my child but to my relief it is a squeal of laughter and not an altercation which I am required to referee. My gaze lingers for a moment as I pause briefly to consider if I should …

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That’s Mine! – Why NOT To Teach Your Child To Share

"Share Mummy?", my toddler asks pleadingly with her head on one side. "Please?"  She is holding a plastic spoon smeared with semi-cemented Weetabix, thrusting it towards me as she eyes my bowl of muesli, a somewhat forced grimace plastered on her face, which she believes to be appealing.  "What you actually are asking me to …

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