6 year old – all about hugs and kisses, love and hearts

Caring kids and all about hugs and kisses - Bubbablue and me

I loved N at 5 years old, but at 6 he’s coming into his own and really is a loving little boy.  My brother was the same as a boy, really loving and caring with our mum, whereas I always held myself at a bit of a distance, hating hugs and kisses. But N is one of those caring boys.  His generosity with hugs and kisses probably goes further than it should.  Definitely at school with teachers and TAs, with… Continue Reading “6 year old – all about hugs and kisses, love and hearts”

9 signs that you’re the parent of a four year old

9 signs you're the parent of a four year old

Four year olds are a total breed apart from children at other ages. Two year olds have the terrible twos (well, many do, we seemed to avoid that one). Three year olds become threenagers.  We had an extremely challenging little boy compared to normal when N turned three (only a month thankfully).  Saying no to everything, wanting and doing the opposite of everything.  Just generally challenging and testing. And now N’s four, there’s a whole different ballgame going on.  I’m… Continue Reading “9 signs that you’re the parent of a four year old”

Thoughts on the Secret World of 4 year olds

secret world of 4 year olds

I love documentaries about children and child development..especially the Seven Up series (both the original and the more recent one) and more recent school ones.  The latest documentary was on C4 yesterday, The Secret World of 4 Year Olds.  If you missed it and have a four year old now, or will have one, it’s worth a watch on catch up. The aim was to put a ten four year olds into a ‘nursery’ setting with cameras and watch what they… Continue Reading “Thoughts on the Secret World of 4 year olds”