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What should I do when my child destroys the work of others?

There's nothing more heart-warming than your little one coming home from preschool with a colourful painting they've worked on all day, just for you! We love to see our children being creative and expressing themselves in their own unique way, creating beautiful works of art that can be stuck to ...
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How to help your child's maths skills at home (Part 2)

How to help your child's maths skills at home (part 2)In part one, we explored different ways that you can make maths exciting for your little one. The strategies we offered included using interesting objects to help them count, playing games with traditional maths tools, creating homemade maths ...
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What are the nutritional concerns for my child?

Even for those of us who don't consider ourselves “foodies”, eating, planning and preparing food takes up a huge part of our day, and even more so when you're cooking for kids who are rather picky. And not only does what they eat require a lot of thought, trying to stick to a schedule that ...
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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

Now you're pregnant, you may be wondering whether you need to change your diet. Well, that depends on what you were eating before you were pregnant! If you consider yourself to be a pretty healthy eater, then you probably only need to make a few small changes to your daily diet. However,  if you...
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How can I wean my toddler off the dummy/pacifier?

Is there anything your toddler loves more than their dummy? Maybe their favourite cuddly toy, perhaps their special blanket, oh and you, of course! But they sure do love that dummy. The trouble is, they suck on it constantly! When they wake up, when they've finished eating, as they go to ...
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How do I create a healthy bedtime routine for my preschooler?

How do I create a healthy bedtime routine for my preschooler?When we become parents, we all have an idea about how our little one's bedtime routine is going to play out. They'll finish eating their supper, have a bath, brush their teeth, and like magic, they fall asleep straight after a quick ...
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How can I get my toddler to eat nicely in public?

 Your little one is an angel when it comes to eating at home. But if it's outside at a café and a restaurant, it's all hands on deck! Suddenly they're throwing food and trying to run away from the table. What a stress! Is there anything you can do to change their behaviour when eating in public...
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Why should I teach my kids how to cook?

Why should I teach my kids how to cook?“Everything happens in the kitchen. Life happens in the kitchen.” - Andrew Zimmern, American culinary chef.You might not expect it, but learning to safely prepare nourishing meals and snacks offers your child much more than a lesson in healthy eating. ...
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Why is it important to eat together as a family?

Why is it important to eat together as a family?Let's face it, family life can get a little hectic. With only so many hours in a day, it's not always easy to juggle a career with spending sufficient quality time with your children. However, there is one time of the day that makes all the hard work c...
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How should I talk to my child about food?

How should I talk to my child about food?Whether you realise it or not, your child's mind is like a sponge, especially during the preschool years. Every minute of every day, they are soaking up information, observing, listening, and learning. Through watching everything and everyone around them, the...
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