Leaving babies to cry is cruel!

2020-03-30T13:40:09+00:00Baby, Child Behaviour, Parenting|

Leaving babies to cry is cruel! Quite honestly, I am exasperated by a number of mantras I constantly hear about how to deal with crying babies. Let’s be honest and see the bigger picture. “Self-soothing” is the idea that babies should learn to comfort themselves using another device [...]

Thumb Sucking – A Perfect Imperfection?

2020-03-24T13:54:40+00:00Child Behaviour|

Thumb Sucking – A Perfect Imperfection? Sucking – whether on dummies, breasts, bottle teats, thumbs, or other fingers – is a deep-seated physical and emotional survival strategy. Unfortunately, the media and childcare advisors portray sucking as a character weakness, a bad habit, and a danger to dental development. However, [...]

Sister Lilian Centre’s Top 9 Discipline Guidelines

2020-03-19T13:06:32+00:00Child Behaviour|

Sister Lilian Centre’s Top 9 Discipline Guidelines Discipline is one of those ‘sensitive’ parenting issues, and yet, it really doesn’t need to be. After all, the purpose of discipline is to raise confident, caring, compassionate, socially well-adjusted children through to young adulthood. By nature, young children are self-centered [...]