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Siblings Sharing a Room

The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing Bedrooms

Posted on 01/11/2020 by Room to Grow
Parent Health, Room to Grow

There are many differing opinions about whether or not it is a good idea for siblings to share a bedroom. Teachers will comment that, when asking a yawning child in their class why they are so tired, the reply is usually related to disturbed sleep because of a sibling keeping them awake. On the other hand, many parents will comment that their children thrive in a shared bedroom environment. Some families have no choice but to have siblings sharing a bedroom due to a lack of rooms (or unexpected twins or triplets!) If you’re thinking about whether or not your children need a bedroom of their own, you may wish to know some of the advantages and disadvantages of sharing.

How to Explain Covid-19 to Your Children

Posted on 16/04/2020 by Room to Grow
Health, Learning, Parent Health, Safety

How you explain Covid-19 to your children will depend largely on their age and level of understanding; some may already know and understand more than others, some may be rather concerned and need reassurance more than anything and some may be entirely unaware. The key to explaining this difficult situation is to be open, understanding, […]

Struggles of a Working Parent: How to Balance your Time

Struggles of a Working Parent: How to Balance your Time

Posted on 17/02/2016 by Room to Grow
Parent Health

Going back to work after having a child is tough. You’ve had a wonderful, tiring and eye-opening time while you’ve had leave from work and have been getting to know your new arrival. Tearing yourself away can be emotionally difficult, but the time constraints and practical arrangements that have to be made when you go […]

Middle Child Day

Middle Child Day: What is Middle Child Syndrome?

Posted on 12/08/2015 by Room to Grow
Parent Health

Every year on August 12, National Middle Child Day is celebrated in countries around the world. This day honours middle children, who could often feel like their position has presented some challenges. The first born in the family is often the leader with a strong personality. The youngest child is considered the “baby” for most […]

Apps and Gadgets to make Parenting Easier

Fantastic Gadgets and Apps That Make Parenting Easier

Posted on 28/06/2015 by Room to Grow
Parent Health

Parenting has never been easy, but since parenting has gone high-tech it has become safer and often more fun. There are many apps and gadgets out there from which to choose. This article presents some of the best fantastic gadgets and apps that make parenting easier. A Tracker for You and Your Baby When you […]

How to Teach Understanding Consequences

Teaching Children: Tips for Consequence Learning

Posted on 23/06/2014 by Room to Grow
Health, Parent Health, Room to Grow

It’s part of your job as a parent to teach your child to behave in an acceptable manner.  Part of teaching good behaviour is teaching a child to understand consequences – cause and effect.  Your little one looks to you to teach them responsibility, self-discipline and consideration for others and children learn by copying the […]

How to Deal with Temper Tantrums

Temper Tantrums – How To Deal With Them

Posted on 21/06/2014 by Room to Grow
Babies, Parent Health, Room to Grow

Most children will have tantrums now and again, some little ones more so than others.  Basically, a tantrum is an expression of anger, the only way in which your little one knows how to express anger, until you teach him other methods of dealing with this raging emotion.  A tantrum is a parent’s opportunity to […]

2014 UK Discipline Survey Results

Discipline survey results – Mums & Dads do it differently

Posted on 05/06/2014 by Room to Grow
Parent Health, Room to Grow

Earlier this year Room to Grow conducted a survey on discipline, asking parents from across the UK to answer a short series of simple questions on how they discipline their children and on their general attitude towards discipline, more than a 1000 parents responded. The first part of the survey asked parents how frequently (always, […]

How to Sleep Better

How to Sleep Better

Posted on 08/05/2014 by Room to Grow
Parent Health, Room to Grow

How well you sleep affects how you feel during your waking hours. In order to get a good night’s sleep, you need to develop and keep a regular sleep schedule, create a relaxing bedtime routine, and prepare for sleep. Develop and Keep a Regular Sleep Schedule Healthy adults, on average, need at least eight hours […]

How to make sure your kid is safe online

How To Make Sure Your Kids Are Safe Online

Posted on 11/02/2014 by Room to Grow
Parent Health, Room to Grow

February 11th 2014 is Safer Internet Day – no you don’t get a day off work for this, nor do the kids get the day off school.   However, as we all seem to spend more and more time online in this Digital Age we live in, this is a day organised by the UK Safer […]

Family gathered at table

New School Year – Take Some Time to Talk About it

Posted on 19/09/2013 by Room to Grow
Health, Parent Health, Room to Grow

This is the week when kids across the UK go back to school for the beginning of a whole new school year. Many little ones will be going to school for the very first time, with parents shedding a tear whilst taking photos of their little darlings in their fresh new school uniforms for the first time. For other children, it will be the start of a new school, the giant step to secondary school where education becomes even more of a serious business. Some kids will be starting at a new school due to the family moving home over the summer – this can be a bit of an awkward time, especially if the child feels like the new kid in the class that already has established friendships and tight groups. Whatever the circumstance, a new school year is always a fresh new start – a time for the kids to settle in as they mean to go on, doing their best to learn what they need to know to get a great education.

Bedtime For Babies

Bedtime for Babies – What is Best?

Posted on 28/08/2013 by Room to Grow
Health, Parent Health, Room to Grow, Sleep

Bedtime in a family home should be a quiet and nurturing time, an enjoyable time for both parents and kids as the little ones wind down from their busy day and get ready for the Land of Nod. However, not all families will enjoy this civilized, picture book style of bedtime and many of us will be familiar with the pleading and whining that accompany bedtime, especially during these long summer nights when it gets dark later.

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