Supporting our kids to get a good night's sleep

You will know all the good reasons kids need to get enough sleep and chances are you’ve done the research and heard all the ‘good advice’... but it is challenging for sure. Here’s our best tips but we're big fans of the checking method.

Take it back to basics
Staying in bed (to begin)
Waking up and staying in bed (through the night)
Nightmares and night terrors

Building self esteem

We all want our little legends to have high self-esteem, hey? So it's worth being intentional about this. Here's our top tips to do just that. 

What even is self-esteem?
Or could we think about it as 'self-compassion'?
Encourage them to try new things
Encourage positive self talk
Validate how they're feeling

Supporting our kids eating

We hear lots about the challenges of meal times or “fussy eating” and we completely get it!  We have struggled too. Here's our best tips to help, created alongside our buddy Rebecca at Nourish Therapy, who we totally recommend if eating is super tricky for your little one. Here's our Being Real Parents podcast episode with Rebecca, where we talk about supporting fussy eating and other things that can get in the way of enjoying kai time. 


Keep offering the kai
Make it fun!
Model eating
Praise them 'trying'
Make sure there're comfy

Supporting rainbow kids

The best way for us to support our rainbow kids is to be accepting and have their backs, no matter what. Anna from our team wrote this content with the support of RainbowYOUTH for Sparklers some years back. Here it's been updated.

A bit of 101
Top tips
Trans-gender kids
Be proud

If there's something else worrying you, that's what we're here for...