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Does your child suffer from Bedwetting? Then you need to read this

World Bedwetting Day – 30 May, 2017. Time to Take Action

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The World Bedwetting Day Steering Committee (WBD-SC) has launched simplified practical guidelines to help healthcare professionals understand how best to treat bedwetting.

About Bedwetting

Bedwetting affects 1 in 15 seven year olds1

Bedwetting, also known as nocturnal enuresis, is an uncontrollable leakage of urine while asleep[7]. In most cases it is caused by over-production of urine at night or reduced capacity of the bladder3. An inability to wake up can be another cause3. Bedwetting does not have a psychological cause3. Bedwetting is a common childhood medical condition, with approximately 5–10% of 7 year-olds regularly wetting their beds and the problem may persist into teenage and adulthood1. Continue reading

Children’s Emotional and Behaviour Problems: How can you help?

Play Therapy UK finds the best therapy to help your needs

Younger children often cannot or do not want to talk about their problems so therapies that use play and the creative arts are more suitable for them.

By Play Therapy UK

The problems that affect children’s emotional well-being are many and varied. Over 60 have been identified with autistic spectrum and ADHD at the top of the list. Sometimes it is not obvious – a child may become shy because of lack of self-esteem or quiet and withdrawn because of traumatic experiences.

You are not alone as a parent if your child has one of these issues. 10% of UK children have a mental health problem and another 10% are estimated to have an emotional or behaviour problem that prevents them reaching their full potential. Continue reading

Back to Work After Baby: Back to work tips and advice

By Jennifer Liston-Smith, Maternity Transition Coach back-to-work-family

Going back to work can be daunting after a long, or short, break for maternity leave. But navigating the minefield of questions that come with it can be downright confusing.

Childcare

Childcare choices typically include relatives, friends, nurseries, nannies, and childminders. Every family will need different help so be sure to investigate what works best for you – in many cases it’s a combination.

Have a backup plan when it comes to childcare as you never know Continue reading

6 Strategies for Dealing with Cliques at Toddler Groups

Written by Svetlina O’Regan

Mums that you think are being cliquey might just be enjoying themselves

Toddler groups can seem very cliquey, but the other mums may open up after seeing you a few times

Attending toddler groups is of course good for children but it can also do wonders for parents. Indeed, it is just as important for mums and dads to build a circle of friends as it is for their children.

Some toddler groups are friendlier and more welcoming than others; the organiser’s attitude and ethos, the set up and of course the personalities of the regulars will all impact on the feel and openness of the group.

One Toddle About reader asked if we could talk about how to deal with cliquey mums at toddler groups so that’s what I will be concentrating on.

Human beings have a strong need of belonging and acceptance, and women particularly need to form close bonds with other women. This sense of connectedness is important as it provides a securing support network which helps through the ups and downs of life and motherhood. Forming close-knit friendships is totally natural and is actually crucial for emotional wellbeing. Continue reading