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Why, Why, Whhhhhhyyyy?!

Yes, you have guessed it from the title, we have hit the why stage and hit it hard. I am going slightly stir crazy this week and being asked what has felt like a million questions is precisely why. How do these stages just suddenly appear? I swear these kids are given a handbook before they pop out of the womb which gives them timings for when each stage is meant to hit– Age 1 get into every cupboard, destroy all you can, pull apart the sanitary towels and look cute doing it. 18 months-2years ease gently into the terrible two’s and then BAM! Continue reading “Why, Why, Whhhhhhyyyy?!”

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The Differences Between a Three-Year-Old and a Two-Year-Old

As a first time parent, it can be easy to get swept along with the milestone charts, the opinions of others, the ‘I did it this way’ advice and listening to never ending cycle of those magical words ‘it gets easier’. What many people fail to mention is that the newborn bit is actually the easiest part – so straight away you are being led into a false sense of security that it will become easier. I will be honest with you though, it won’t, it will become more challenging… sorry. Yet one of the most spoken about phases Continue reading “The Differences Between a Three-Year-Old and a Two-Year-Old”

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The Dawn of the Threenager

I had previously heard of the term ‘Threenager’ (a three year old who acts out as a teenager) but assumed that it was simply an extension of the toddler stage and wouldn’t upheave my life any more than his previous ‘toddlerdom‘ behaviour already had done. Last week I was proven wrong… Very wrong!

After witnessing a brand new attitude, repeatedly being told that certain things were  Continue reading “The Dawn of the Threenager”