Expecting twins or more can be a very different experience than a ‘normal’ pregnancy when carrying one baby. Apart from the obvious, like increased size and movements, there’s also more stress on the mother’s body and greater likelihood of her developing pregnancy complications.
Being a FIFO (fly in/fly out) worker brings unique challenges to family life. The usual routines which keep things ticking smoothly along become fundamentally different when one parent needs to do the work of two at home. And although the majority of FIFO workers are men, more women are also taking on the role of working away for periods of time.
As your child gets older, they will begin to want to do more however they are often limited by their abilities to achieve these feats or communicate what they need from you to help them. This can be very frustrating for them and can manifest as outbursts of emotion or tantrums. These are common for children aged 1-3 as they are still learning to self-regulate.
In so many ways 2020 was a spanner in the works, but COVID-19 has at least served up the opportunity to see universal free childcare in action.
In April 2020, the government temporarily waived all childcare fees. The move allowed parents to remain in their jobs at a time when workplaces and schools were shutting down, and it kept childcare centr...