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How can I help my child stop making rude comments?

 Your child's friend is crying. What was supposed to be a nice playdate has turned into a nightmare because your child said something rude and unkind. They don't seem to realise how much they've hurt their friend's feelings. Sometimes they also direct this behaviour at you, usually leading to a ...
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What can I do if my child is overreacting to small injuries and illnesses?

 You're strolling alongside your child on a warm, sunny summer's day. Suddenly, your child trips. Oh no! A silence fills the air, as you know what's coming next. They scream and start crying. When you bend down to cuddle them, they're still crying. When you give them some cream for their graze, ...
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How should we respond to unwanted behaviour?

How should we respond to unwanted behaviour? We love our children and want nothing but the very best for them, but sometimes - and there's no shame in admitting it - they do get us riled up. Before we know it, we're angry, they're crying and no one's happy. We mustn't forget that a preschooler's ...
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Is there emotional value in disappointing your toddler?

Is there emotional value in disappointing my toddler?You're at a party with your friends and it's time to leave. Your toddler starts crying and refusing to go with you. You plead with them, desperately trying to prove to them that leaving is the right thing to do: “it's past your bedtime...
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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 help my child ‘get’ jokes

How do I help my child ‘get' jokes? Your little one can be funny. Sometimes, it's hard not to laugh! But sometimes, they can go a bit too far. They've made their friend cry with a really harsh remark! When you tell them they've gone too far, they retort with “it's just a joke!” How can I ...
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My child keeps overreacting to trivial things. Is this normal?

 You're in the supermarket, when your child accidentally bumps into a display. Suddenly they're on the floor screaming and crying- what an overreaction! This isn't the first time it's happened either. And good luck trying to say “no” to them - they'll act like the world is ending! You may ...
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What do I need to know and do about night terrors?

Your little one often has trouble falling asleep, so tonight you're lying beside them until they drift off. But all of a sudden, they cry out and their eyes jerk open. They begin to thrash their arms and legs about, and their breath sounds very heavy. Naturally, you're frightened. You try ...
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My child is very clingy, is this behaviour normal?

 Your child has been clinging onto you for the past hour, like a cute little limpet! But try as you might, you cannot pry them off without the risk of their crying. You've tried bribing them and telling them off, but nothing seems to be working! It's nice when you're the centre of   attention, ...
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Will I spoil my baby by holding them too much?

Before you had your baby, everyone warned you how much she would cry. At the time you brushed this aside, believing that it couldn't possibly be as bad as everyone was making out! You've never been one to make a fuss, and neither has your partner, so to some extent, you thought you'd have a relative...
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