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What do I need to know about sugar and carbs for kids?

When given the choice between sugar-coated sweets, chocolates, crisps and ice cream, and boring old fruit and vegetables that they're so often forced to eat, children will rarely choose the latter. Instead, they'll chew happily on the sugary snack, as they grin from ear to ear. And who can blame ...
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How can I teach my child that sharing is caring?

‘These are mine . . . I had them first . . . You can't have them!'When raising a preschooler, you will inevitably come up against the dilemma that is ‘sharing'. You will likely find that your preschooler struggles to share with everyone, from siblings, cousins, friends, even you, and at times...
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What do I need to know and do about nightmares?

As a parent, you'll be well used to a little one prodding you awake at night or calling out to you in a panic after waking from a scary nightmare. You go to them and do your best to comfort them, but it takes some time, and they call for you each time you leave. So in the end, you scoop them...
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What role should carbohydrates play in my child’s diet?

What role should carbohydrates play in my child's diet?Ah, carbohydrates. That one food group that many adults will develop a love/hate relationship to at some point in their lives. A food group that many people will associate with negativity; with images of greasy pizza, chicken wings, fries, ...
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How can I teach my child to go green?

In today's world, global warming is no secret, and it's become second nature to automatically throw our plastic and cardboard waste in the recycling instead of the rubbish bin. It's safe to say that going green is a necessary and fast-growing movement for families all over the globe, with our ...
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How do I take care of my child's oral health?

How do I take care of my child's oral health?When we are children, the most we tend to think about our teeth is in relation to when the tooth fairy might arrive and deposit a few golden coins under our pillow! But as we get older, we begin to care much more about the health of our teeth, and ...
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How Do I Teach My Pre-schooler to Be Fully Toilet Trained?

How Do I Teach My Pre-schooler to Be Fully Toilet Trained?It can be daunting for little ones to transition from using a potty chair to using a toilet; you may have found your toddler crying out for their potty when you first introduced them to the big scary toilet. Or maybe they couldn't ...
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How do I ensure my child has enough sleep in a dual-career family?

Changing your life to have children when both you and your partner have full on, time consuming careers is a big decision to make. When you have a child, life is no longer about hitting those targets on Monday morning and working late at the office whenever you need to. Suddenly, there's a little...
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How do we solve nighttime fears?

  ‘Mummy, there's a monster under my bed . . . Daddy, I can hear scary noises coming from outside . . . I don't want to sleep in there, it's too dark . . . I'm scared!'Whether they're scared of monsters, frightened of the dark, or worried about things that go bump in the night, almost all ...
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How do I take care of my 2 - 3-year-old's teeth?

Parents, we know there's no better feeling than seeing your little one break into a beaming smile and show their tiny pearly whites. However, while taking care of our own dental health is like second nature, and just part of our daily routine, the same can't be said for our toddlers. At this age, ch...
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