The Highs & Lows of Parenting

The Highs & Lows of Parenting

Would you agree that being a parent is the toughest job in the world, but also the most rewarding?

It surely is for me as I want to be the best mum all the time, and sometimes I have to deal with situations I have no idea how to deal with.

I am learning every single day, and hoping that I am doing a great job as a mum.

The Little Tikes new play expert and child psychologist, Emma Kenny, revealed new survey results on the highs and lows of parenting, undertaken by Little Tikes.

The survey revealed that 66 per cent of parents regularly get annoyed with others on social media who portray a perfect family 35 per cent say it’s “pretty annoying” and 31 per cent citing it as “really annoying”.

Adding to that, almost three quarters (73 per cent) said that during the first year with baby they feel pressure from friends and family to be a “perfect” parent.

I think this is very wrong as that just adds so much additional pressure on new parents, and I was lucky as I had all the help and support for both family and friends.

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How to enter?

To celebrate the highs and lows of parenting, Little Tikes have kindly donated one of their Light ‘n Go – Activity Garden Treehouse worth £89.99!

if you would like to enter, please follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.

UK & Ireland 18+ entries only!

Good luck!

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175 Comments

  • Claire Elizabeth Noke October 10, 2016 10:40 pm

    I love the Picnic on the patio playhouse … my 2 x youngest would love it! xx

  • iain maciver October 12, 2016 12:35 pm

    love all the little tikes toys strong and last forever

  • Tracy Nixon October 12, 2016 12:51 pm

    It would have to be the 3in1 Adventure Course!

  • vicky brown October 12, 2016 12:51 pm

    Fingers crossed! I also love the Lil’Ocean range.

  • Tracy Hanley October 12, 2016 1:30 pm

    I love the Cookin’ Creations Premium Wood Kitchen

  • Lindsey Stuart October 12, 2016 2:05 pm

    My little girl loves the 3 n 1 adventure course 🙂

  • Peter Watson October 12, 2016 4:21 pm

    My granddaughter would be keen on the Cambridge Playhouse – Evergreen

  • emma walters October 12, 2016 4:31 pm

    the Picnic on the Patio Playhouse looks so much fun for all my three 🙂

  • Elaine Savage October 12, 2016 6:46 pm

    I love the swings, they look very secure (even to a grandma who worries too much!)

  • Lesley Bradley October 12, 2016 7:20 pm

    The classic castle playhouse is wonderful!

  • Kim Styles October 12, 2016 7:31 pm

    I love the big Waffle Blocks , they look great fun

  • Katie October 12, 2016 7:53 pm

    I love the giggle surprise blocks x

  • jules eley October 12, 2016 8:05 pm

    We love Splish, Splash Sink and Stove 🙂 Looks good fun!

  • maria blythin October 12, 2016 8:42 pm

    the giggle surprize box x

  • Angela Treadway October 12, 2016 9:00 pm

    Super Chef Kitchen (Ruby)

  • Kat Glynn October 12, 2016 10:10 pm

    I love the swing sets, they look very good quality and safe 🙂

  • Angie McDonald October 13, 2016 1:59 am

    We love the Big Car Carrier!

  • Ruth Harwood October 13, 2016 7:55 am

    The Trikes look fab!

  • Ray Dodds October 13, 2016 8:59 am

    The giggle surprise box

  • Clare Hubbard October 13, 2016 12:57 pm

    We love the look of the Classic Castle Playhouse

  • Sharon Lou Johnson October 13, 2016 12:57 pm

    She loves the swings and playhouses 🙂

  • Rachel Craig October 13, 2016 6:11 pm

    4 – in -1 Deluxe Edition Trike Neon Blue. As well as many other items.

  • Laura Pritchard October 13, 2016 6:46 pm

    We love the 3 in 1 Adventure Course – hours of fun in the garden!

  • Susan Mann October 13, 2016 10:51 pm

    Love Little Tike Toys. The 3 in 1 adventure course looks fab x

  • sallyann johnston October 14, 2016 7:07 pm

    The 3 in 1 adventure course looks FAB x

  • Paula Readings October 15, 2016 8:36 pm

    Waffle blocks for me.

  • CLAIRE woods October 16, 2016 12:13 pm

    2-in-1 Wooden Sand and Picnic table

  • Kayleigh White October 16, 2016 8:08 pm

    We love the 3-in-1 adventure course! So much fun!

  • Gisela Wilson October 16, 2016 11:06 pm

    The Clubhouse swing set natural looks amazing.

  • Laura Tovey October 16, 2016 11:32 pm

    We love the Little Tikes Patrol Police Car and the Scoot Around Animal Hippo

  • Winifred Davidson October 16, 2016 11:45 pm

    Perfect for keeping your little monsters amused

  • Stephanie Tsang October 16, 2016 11:57 pm

    My kids would love the giant slide bouncer

  • Sidrah Ahmed October 17, 2016 12:11 am

    Sway ‘n Play Activity Gym

  • Natalie Thomason October 17, 2016 2:46 am

    The dlide

  • S Edwards October 17, 2016 6:38 am

    my girls love the 3 in 1 adventure course x

  • Esma Blackwell October 17, 2016 7:58 am

    My youngest daughter loves the 5 in 1 trike

  • Sarah mackay October 17, 2016 8:39 am

    The wooden sand and picnic table

  • Rebecca williams October 17, 2016 8:44 am

    My niece would love the wooden kitchen 🙂

  • James McLaughlin October 17, 2016 9:35 am

    Go Green Playhouse

  • rachael jess October 17, 2016 9:59 am

    Love the giant slide bouncer xx

  • hayley October 17, 2016 10:07 am

    playhouse!

  • Tony Singh October 17, 2016 10:07 am

    Cozy Coupe Fairy

  • Vikki Louise Sanderson October 17, 2016 10:52 am

    Garden cottage playhouse

  • Laura Nice October 17, 2016 11:00 am

    The waffle blocks!

  • Solange October 17, 2016 11:26 am

    The 3-in-1 adventure course

  • amy bondoc October 17, 2016 12:29 pm

    the 3 in 1 adventure course looks like fun!

  • Edward Guerreiro October 17, 2016 12:55 pm

    I really like the look of the Cookin’ Creations Premium Wood Kitchen.

  • Pauline Hill October 17, 2016 1:11 pm

    we love the playhouse

  • angela b October 17, 2016 1:54 pm

    picnic on the patio playhouse is lovely

  • Alison Johnson October 17, 2016 2:58 pm

    My Granddaughter loves her Cozy Coupe Princess

  • nichola clark October 17, 2016 3:53 pm

    3 in 1 adventure course, my little one would love it

  • Lorraine Tinsley October 17, 2016 4:46 pm

    The 4 in 1 trike is lovely, we have an older one and Isabella loved it when she was little

  • Paul Martin October 17, 2016 5:09 pm

    3 in 1 Adventure Course

  • P Wendy Clayton October 17, 2016 5:54 pm

    3 in 1 Adventure Course

  • Rebecca Duncan October 17, 2016 7:36 pm

    The wheelz & flyerz look like great fun

  • laura banks October 17, 2016 7:50 pm

    3in1 adventure course

  • Thomas Buchanan October 18, 2016 7:55 pm

    my daughter would love the cape cottage house in pink.

  • C Kennedy October 18, 2016 8:51 pm

    The Super Chef Kitchen looks like loads of fun!

  • Laura Todd October 18, 2016 10:34 pm

    Classic Castle Playhouse 🙂

  • Laura Todd October 18, 2016 10:35 pm

    Classic Castle Playhouse

  • Jodie W October 19, 2016 2:24 pm

    my little one loves the activity garden

  • Stacey Melia October 19, 2016 9:06 pm

    The 3 in 1 adventure course 🙂

  • Gemma Robinson October 20, 2016 11:26 am

    love the lullaby lovebirds!!!

  • Joanne Hardy October 20, 2016 12:23 pm

    Love the Easy Store Sand and Water Table

  • Sarah Brokenshire October 20, 2016 1:18 pm

    the 2 in 1 sand picnic table xx

  • katrina walsh October 21, 2016 1:08 pm

    The patio playhouse looks like so much fun

  • Nick Hubbard October 21, 2016 2:49 pm

    I like the look of the classic castle playhouse, my sons would love it

  • Bob Clark October 22, 2016 8:35 am

    Well, we all like the big car carrier

  • Katie Skeoch October 23, 2016 1:02 pm

    The Light ‘n Go – Catchin’ Lights Tiger

  • Michelle Jenkins October 23, 2016 4:13 pm

    The super chef kitchen is my granddaughters favourite.

  • Laura Corrall October 24, 2016 1:12 pm

    My eldest has the classic cozy coupe. Those little cars are the best. Ours has been passed down from cousin to cousin. Those cars really do last well and it is certainly much loved by my daughter and I’m sure when my youngest is big enough she will love it too.

  • Niki Clifton October 24, 2016 9:37 pm

    my little boys favourite toy is poppin seal & he loves the octopus basketball hoop & light up spinner at bath time

  • Andrea S October 25, 2016 12:22 am

    I like the Garden Cottage Playhouse – Princess, with the greenhouse attached

  • stephen holman October 25, 2016 8:15 pm

    big car carrier would be one of our favs 🙂

  • janine atkin October 25, 2016 8:26 pm

    i love the ride on cars

  • Karen Lloyd October 26, 2016 4:44 pm

    We have always loved the Cozy Coupe, The Grand Coupe looks really good.

  • Lisa Wilkinson October 26, 2016 10:01 pm

    The Grand Coupe

  • Karolina Rozwarska October 27, 2016 8:15 pm

    we love 3in1 adcenture course.

  • Kim Neville November 1, 2016 12:12 pm

    My son loves the Giant Slide Bouncer

  • Tee simpson November 1, 2016 10:36 pm

    Love the 3 in 1 adventure course

  • Kelly Ellen Hirst November 2, 2016 1:06 pm

    I love the building to learn workshop! It looks really good

  • melanie stirling November 2, 2016 10:03 pm

    The Go Green playhouse and the Oslo swing set.

  • helen w November 3, 2016 5:16 pm

    well we certainly seem to have fallen in love with the Cozy Truck

  • Deborah Radford November 5, 2016 8:43 am

    My grandaughter would be beyond excited

  • ADEINNE TONNER November 5, 2016 3:20 pm

    A product i really liked on the website was the big dog truck as my little one would have hours of fun playing with this toy.

  • Tammy Westrup November 5, 2016 3:58 pm

    I love the cosy coupe!

  • Joanne Welsh November 5, 2016 7:37 pm

    The discover sounds workshop looks fab

  • Dawn Wilkinson November 6, 2016 2:19 pm

    The Little Tikes Baby Good Vibrations Deluxe Gym looks so food for baby so many things to interact with and the soothing vibrations is ingenious

  • Francesca Jones November 7, 2016 1:58 pm

    We love the Cozy Coupe. It’s the best toy ever and mine all play with ours.

  • Tasha November 7, 2016 7:16 pm

    The giggle surprise box

  • Lea Mavin November 7, 2016 9:56 pm

    The Stand and Dance Starfish looks like something my little on would enjoy.

  • sarah kirby November 8, 2016 5:30 pm

    The Classic Castle looks awesome

  • Hannah Igoe November 9, 2016 1:20 pm

    My boys would love the Tyre Racer Asst

  • Nadine November 11, 2016 5:56 pm

    Discoversounds Kitchen 🙂

  • Robert Williams November 12, 2016 9:56 am

    3 in 1 Workshop looks fab

  • Richard Tyler November 12, 2016 10:45 pm

    My little 1 would love the wooden kitchen 🙂

  • Jane Betts November 13, 2016 10:30 am

    My niece would love this

  • Matthew Warman November 13, 2016 12:22 pm

    The swing sets are great!

  • Beverley Cousins November 13, 2016 7:38 pm

    The trike would be amazing for my grandson x

  • AUDREY JESTIN November 14, 2016 8:28 pm

    This would be my daughter’s ultimate dream: http://www.littletikes.co.uk/buckingham-climb-n-slide-sand-play-swing-set.html

  • Ashley Richardson November 14, 2016 10:06 pm

    My little girl would love the DiscoverSounds Stack n Sort Train!

  • Hannah Cummings November 15, 2016 6:13 pm

    The 5 in 1 trike

  • Jamie-Lee Wells November 16, 2016 7:28 pm

    i love the cosy coupe

  • Shannon Mostert November 19, 2016 4:47 pm

    Absolutely love the tote & go folding wagon. Would love to get that for Christmas for my 2 youngest.

  • Clare H November 19, 2016 7:25 pm

    the classic coupe!

  • linda thorn November 20, 2016 10:00 am

    the 5 in 1 tricycle is a lovely design

  • Kayleigh Lock November 20, 2016 1:05 pm

    The 3-in-1 adventure course looks good x

  • Katie Halligan November 20, 2016 7:22 pm

    Would love to win

  • Rebecca Griffiths November 20, 2016 8:31 pm

    Cozy coupe

  • Cheryl O’Sullivan November 21, 2016 12:22 am

    My son loves the kitchens!

  • Kat Allinson November 21, 2016 9:57 pm

    The 3 in 1 adventure course looks great

  • bella bazley November 21, 2016 10:02 pm

    I love their trikes, it makes being pushed around more fun 😉

  • claire croft November 22, 2016 12:58 pm

    there are far too many amazing products my little ones love the trikes and the look of the lil oceans explorer range especially catch me crabbie.

  • Naomi Buchan November 24, 2016 12:58 am

    The cape cottage in red and black would be fab for my nephew xx

  • Victoria Prince November 25, 2016 9:06 pm

    The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is a massive favourite here 🙂

  • Ami Blackburn November 25, 2016 9:16 pm

    The little tikes cozy coupe is a must have item but I like the picnic on the patio playhouses too.

  • Lynsey Buchanan November 26, 2016 1:11 am

    I love the Spirallin Sea Water Table

  • Kimberley Ryan November 26, 2016 11:51 am

    Love the Activity Garden, looks great quality

  • gemma middleton November 26, 2016 4:39 pm

    I love all of your kitchens for kids. They are amazing!

  • Lillian Fisher November 26, 2016 10:36 pm

    A 4-in1 Trike would be great.

  • Keith Hunt November 27, 2016 1:58 am

    Learn to Pedal 3-in-1

  • Charlotte Hoskins November 27, 2016 9:41 am

    My daughter loves her Grand Coupe

  • Stacey Carnell November 27, 2016 3:32 pm

    Light & Go 3in1 Activity Walker

  • Jayne K November 27, 2016 5:50 pm

    Go Green Playhouse is wonderful

  • Paula November 27, 2016 7:43 pm

    My grandson would love the Pirate Ship Toddler Bed

  • Laura Asplin November 27, 2016 7:50 pm

    We would love the Go Green Playhouse

  • Nancy Bradford November 27, 2016 7:51 pm

    I love the Tote and go folding wagon and I think my daughter would love it as well.

  • Dominique Clarke November 27, 2016 8:14 pm

    Little Tikes Toys are great. I’m a children’s party organiser & entertainer and we have a few Coupe’s. The Grand Coupe looks fabulous

  • Ali Duke November 27, 2016 8:16 pm

    The swing sets look lovely

  • Charlotte Burford November 27, 2016 11:37 pm

    The giant slide bouncer looks like great fun

  • Kirsteen Mackay November 27, 2016 11:53 pm

    I love the Giggle Surprise Blocks

  • Leanne Bell November 28, 2016 1:16 am

    I love a lot of the Little Tikes products – this would be fab for my baby – 5-in-1 Growing Gym.

  • A.E. ADKINS November 28, 2016 9:05 am

    The RC Tyre Twister looks fab & we love our (now quite ancient) big car carrier

  • Marie Rule November 28, 2016 9:52 am

    My little one would love the classic castle playhouse

  • Donna Clinton November 28, 2016 9:54 am

    I love the Little Tikes Kitchen & Restaurant (Pink) my daughter would love it!

  • Maureen M November 28, 2016 10:08 am

    Love the Lil’ shopper – so sturdy for the little ones.

  • Christine Hobbs November 28, 2016 10:40 am

    The 3 in 1 adventure course is brilliant and I would love a full size one for me xx

  • Catherine Bell November 28, 2016 10:53 am

    The cozy coupe

  • Dawn Samples November 28, 2016 12:47 pm

    I think my son would like the police car x

  • sarah rowland November 28, 2016 1:06 pm

    ride and relax trike

  • Lorna Peppiatt November 28, 2016 1:14 pm

    Favourite is kitchen and restaurant

  • Leeanne Clifford November 28, 2016 1:32 pm

    My son absolutely adored his little tikes crazy coupe when he was little. He was always in it.

  • jackie curran November 28, 2016 1:56 pm

    The cozy coupe has to be the most played with toy our house ever had . My boys loved it so much , now my nephew loves his one too.

  • Samantha Buntain November 28, 2016 2:08 pm

    The magic doorbell playhouse

  • Bridget Neptune November 28, 2016 2:15 pm

    The trikes look awesome!

  • Averil Lea November 28, 2016 3:27 pm

    Love the Cape Cottage Playhouse in pink

  • Jamie C Millard November 28, 2016 3:57 pm

    the boys would love a cosy coupe

  • Sandra Jo Siddall November 28, 2016 4:05 pm

    I Love the Little Tikes Kitchen & Restaurant 🙂

  • Heidi Brown November 28, 2016 5:44 pm

    I think the Big car carrier would be a big hit”

  • Miss Tracy Hanson November 28, 2016 5:53 pm

    I love the Super Chef Kitchen in Ruby and the Lil’ Shopper.

  • Rachel Low November 28, 2016 6:22 pm

    Definitely the kitchens! My son Ziggy adores them and he does love to help out (and his Dad is a chef!)

  • Mairi November 28, 2016 7:47 pm

    Sway and play gym

  • lind CURTIS November 28, 2016 7:51 pm

    Little Tikes Kitchen & Restaurant (Pink) is what my granddaughter would love

  • Adrian Bold November 28, 2016 7:59 pm

    Super Chef Kitchen – Ruby

  • lauren porter November 28, 2016 8:00 pm

    Castle Playhouse 🙂

  • Kerry Locke November 28, 2016 8:21 pm

    Loving the Light’n’go Tiger

  • Sandra Foreman November 28, 2016 8:26 pm

    my children loved cosy coupe and now my grandkids do

  • Diana November 28, 2016 8:27 pm

    Patio Playhouse : )

  • Caroline Bourne November 28, 2016 8:31 pm

    I love the outhouse

  • carol rowley November 28, 2016 9:05 pm

    Light ‘n Go – Movin’ Lights Monkey

  • Paula Phillips November 28, 2016 9:08 pm

    I like the Patio Playhouse.

  • Jen Boucher November 28, 2016 10:06 pm

    The giant slide bouncer!

  • katie w November 28, 2016 10:14 pm

    has to be the 3 in 1 Adventure Course, thank you

  • Kat November 28, 2016 10:40 pm

    Sway and Play activity gym

  • Jane Middleton November 29, 2016 1:39 am

    My First Flyer

  • ellie spider November 29, 2016 3:00 am

    the 3 in 1 adventure course would be a great addition to our collection – we already have a little tikes garden, playhouse and car

  • Samantha Wheeler November 29, 2016 6:42 am

    I love the Little Tikes Kitchen and Restaurant

  • Sallyanne Metcalfe-Mullins November 29, 2016 7:45 am

    The splash splash sink and stove….early practice for chores? Haha

  • Sarah Lee November 29, 2016 11:22 am

    My daughter would love the Splish, Splash Sink & Stove

  • Jenny Rogers November 29, 2016 11:31 am

    I like the Cozy Coupes ride on toys. It’s great to see them zooming round in them.

  • Lori Mckillop November 29, 2016 4:55 pm

    The castle playhouse 🙂 thanks!

  • claire little November 29, 2016 5:17 pm

    the 3 in 1 adventure course

  • Sarah Wilson November 29, 2016 8:22 pm

    We love the Cook ‘n Learn Smart Kitchen and the Big Car Carrier.

  • helenRMad November 29, 2016 9:49 pm

    one of my all time favourite toys is the cosy coupe fab little car

  • Danielle Graves November 29, 2016 10:07 pm

    The car transporter looks great – really chunky and durable and a great size

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