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What should you do if your child has an imaginary friend?

If you see your children talking, playing and arguing with thin air or perhaps with a toy, it probably means that they have an imaginary friend. What should you do? First and foremost, don’t worry: having a pretend friend is perfectly normal, e...

Babywearing: the benefits for parents and children

Babywearing is a very practical way for new parents to carry their little ones absolutely everywhere while keeping their hands free. As well as being a great alternative to prams and pushchairs, it keeps babies in close contact with their mothe...

Gifted children: who are they and how can you recognize them?

Gifted children are children with above-average capabilities and intelligence quotients (IQs). In Italy, they are thought to make up approximately 5% of the population, which amounts to around one child per class.  These little prodigies are of...

Best friends: why are they so important?

Friendships should be treasured. Bonds of this kind start to form from the very first years of school, when children begin to “partner up” with their favourite friends and play with them most. At school, kids look for stable figures who have si...

World Laughter Day 2017: people who don’t laugh shouldn’t be taken seriously!

Sunday 7 May is World Laughter Day: a celebration that was created in 1998 by Madan Kataria, the founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. It aims to promote wellbeing and world peace through laughter. According to the movement: “When yo...

Playing in the natural world: 3 outdoor spring activities

In the words of Richard Louv: “Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart.” Unfortunately, children today do not have the same relationship with nature that they ...

A guide to 20/20 vision!

A crucial part in the development of children is played by protecting their eyes – especially when they are very young – and dealing with any problems that they might have with their vision. In their early years, children mainly learn by using ...

Getting the right amount of sleep: the ideal sleeping habits for different ages

After a big yawn, their little eyes close and they gently drop off, ready to enjoy sweet dreams. If only it were always like this! All children have their own needs and their own sleeping and waking patterns, which depend to a large extent on t...

What to do with children during New Year’s Eve firework displays

The year is drawing to a close and many towns and cities will celebrate the arrival of 2017 with colourful but noisy firework displays. What should you do to keep your children out of danger and make sure they don’t get scared? First and foremo...

How to protect children from insect bites and stings

Children’s skin is very sensitive, so it is important to protect it from insect bites and stings, especially in the summer when they may be hounded by mosquitoes.Mosquitoes are the most common (and vexing!) insects in the summer months in warme...

Bonding with children: establishing lifelong ties

From the very moment children are born, they start to bond with their parents. The first few days – and even the first instants of a baby’s life – play a crucial part in establishing these bonds. Consequently, as soon as children are born, they...

Colourful summer recipes for children

As we all know, children are not always keen to eat healthily. However, summer provides an opportunity to make them appreciate seasonal foods, because at this time of year they tend to be more colourful and therefore more attractive for youngst...