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Cheesy Potato Cauliflower Mix

INGREDIENTS: 1 kilo potatoes 1 medium cauliflower 1 medium onion 1 cup of full cream milk 2 cups of strong cheese s/p Butter DIRECTIONS: 1. Peel and boil potatoes. 2. Add large florets of cauliflower after the potatoes have been boiling for 15 minutes so they are both cooked at the same time. 3. Add 1 finely chopped onion to the...

Timeout with Nanny Robina: How to Handle Whining

My eight-year-old son still whines whenever he doesn’t get his way. At school he is doing extremely well and has no behavioural issues, but at home he turns into a whining machine. Any ideas? If you address the whining he has no reason to change and it will become his...

Timeout with Nanny Robina: Mealtime Tips

My 19-month-old refuses to eat on her own. We know she can and have seen her use a fork and a spoon. Even when we know she’s hungry she’ll cry and carry on. I’ve tried taking her out of her chair and waiting, but she does the same thing....

Timeout with Nanny Robina: Sleep Coaching

Question: My two-year-old has never been a big sleeper. She goes to bed between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. depending on how much of a fight she puts up. We have tried everything – bedtime routines, bath, snacks, naps during the day to no naps. Once she does fall asleep,...

Timeout with Nanny Robina: Baby TV Viewing

Question: My son is eight months old and continually crawls to the TV and presses the buttons or slaps at the screen. We tell him ‘no’ and remove him from the TV but he is back at it within seconds. He knows what he is doing is wrong because when...

Timeout with Nanny Robina: Handling Bumps and Bruises

My son is eight and makes every bump or bruise into a huge ordeal. I have tried ignoring it, or instead congratulating him when he manages to get a scrape and doesn’t make it a huge issue. I am afraid that if he ever gets hurt I am not going...

Timeout with Nanny Robina: Two-Year-Olds and Tantrums

Question: I have a two-year-old boy and within the last month he has started not listening, pushing kids at daycare and overall misbehaving. He says “no” all the time. He used to be on his best behaviour at papa and grandma’s, but now he has tantrums there. My husband is...

Timeout with Nanny Robina: Readiness to Move From Crib to Bed

Question: My son is two years old. We are starting with potty training right now. We are also hoping to put him in his big boy bed soon. I hope to have these two things accomplished in the next six months because we are taking a cruise and this would...

Timeout with Nanny Robina: Readiness For Toilet Training

Question: My toddler shows no signs of wanting to potty train, yet at time she can go all night without voiding. She will also tell me when she voids or has stools but is hesitant to have her diaper changed even then. Should I initiate potty training? Answer: I believe your daughter...

Timeout with Nanny Robina: Belly Button Picking

Question: My 25-month-old daughter constantly picks at her belly button to the point of bleeding. The only way to stop this is to put her in onesies, which she is growing out of. Any suggestions to get her to stop? Answer: First, speak with your paediatrician to rule out anything of real...