Christmas is fast approaching and we’re sure that most parents are approaching it with a mix of anticipation, trepidation and excitement. It is, of course, a joyful time when the innocence of childhood reins free but it can also be exhausting.
The inevitable flurry of house guests and long journeys to see relatives, as well as the challenging of finding the perfect gifts for everyone, can be very disruptive.
There is nothing quite like dealing with a toddler tantrum. Even the most challenging boardroom meeting or tightest deadline cannot compare to the frustration and stress associated with a screaming toddler who refuses to accept any form of consolation.
The good news is that this stage won’t last forever, and you are strong enough to deal with it. You just need to take a step back, give yourself a break and start afresh.
There are some products that are theoretically designed for children but have clearly been made with parents in mind. In the spirit of togetherness and supporting our fellow parents, we’ve compiled our list of the top 10 products to buy that parent that seemingly has everything…. Because we could all do with a little extra help sometimes.
Whether you have older children who want to take part in the trick-or-treating festivities or you just don’t want your toddler to miss out on the Halloween hi-jinks, dressing up on 31st October is all part of the fun of being a parent.
What is not so enjoyable is dressing your potty training kids up in the most fabulous costumes only for them to have an accident or signal the need to use the toilet and not be able to take off their costume in time. The panic and frustration involved can knock their confidence and even lead to setbacks.
Any parent who has twins or two or more children very close in age will be more than familiar with the daily battles. Parenting is challenging enough without having to respond to two or more very different sets of needs and demands from your children.
When it comes to tackling the milestones, approaching the situation armed with knowledge is the best way to go. While there will always be an element of the unexpected, being even the slightest bit prepared will go a long way.