Am I Helicopter Parenting or Am I Just a Very Involved Parent?

We all know by now that helicopter parenting isn’t the best thing to do for the development of your children. Constantly hovering over them and dictating their choices is hardly going to set them up for independence in later life. But where does helicopter parenting actually start? And is there a difference between helicopter parenting and simply wanting to spend lots of time with your child? Spoiler alert: I don’t have the answer. I never really do. Am I a Helicopter Parent or Am I Just a Very Involved Parent? I’m currently 18 months into my journey as a parent. To…

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5 Reasons I Actually Miss the Baby Stage

When you become a parent for the first time, you think it’s the most difficult thing in the world. Then your baby becomes a toddler, and you realise how easy you used to have it. Yes you had sleepless nights, but at least your baby didn’t cry because you gave them food when they were hungry. So whilst I do love parenting a toddler, here are 5 reasons I actually miss the baby stage. 5 Reasons I Actually Miss the Baby Stage 1. No “Oh shit, where did they go!?” Moments One of the best things about having a baby is…

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5 Ways to Make Nappy Changes Easier That Probably Won’t Work

If there’s one thing I miss about having a newborn baby it’s the nappy changes. Changing a toddler is a bastard nightmare. The kicking, screaming, smacking and overall desire to get off the table by any means necessary makes the whole process a apprehensive nightmare. But perhaps there are things you can try to make it easier. So I have some suggestions for you. A few little tricks up my sleeve. Don’t get me wrong, none of them are going to work, but will at least give you something to do to look like you’re trying. 5 Ways to Help Make…

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5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Having a Toddler

I absolutely LOVE having a toddler. They’re mischievous, evil little shits that are as defiant as they are deadly. They’re usually delicately poised on the edge of an emotional meltdown and they have an innate desire to suck away every inch of your soul. It’s a lovely experience. Owning a toddler is one of the greatest gifts that life can give you. So I’m going to be as sarcastic honest as humanly possible and talk about 5 things I absolutely LOVE about having a toddler! 5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Having a Toddler 1. The Complete Lack of Personal Boundaries…

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Dad Diaries #5 – Becoming a Parent Has Given My Life Meaning

This week I’ve been reflecting over my past 15 months as a parent. I think it’s because I’m currently writing an article for Today’s Parent, something I usually have to put quite a bit of time into. This article has had me thinking back to the early days quite a lot. One thing that becomes immediately apparent when you look back is how quickly that time goes, and also where it’s going to go. You’re Only a Parent for So Long Technically I’m now officially a parent for the rest of my life – or the rest of Isabelle’s life,…

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