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How can I help my child cope with change and transitions?

Your little one is starting at a new school in less than a week, and they're not happy about it. They're clearly very anxious about this big transition and nothing you say seems to help. What's more, they're distressed by little changes too, getting upset when they're expected to stop playing for...
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How do I support my child with their pooping problems?

How do I support my child with their pooping problems? You walk into your 4-year-old's bedroom to see a handprint of poo smeared across the wall. You may feel yourself get angry or even confused that your little one has been playing with their own poop for a while. First, we'd like to reassure ...
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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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How can I make sure my child’s toys and play spaces are safe?

How can I make sure my child's toys and play spaces are safe? You've been poring over catalogues and looking over reviews of different toys, trying to make sure they're perfectly safe for your child to use, and you're starting to feel increasingly anxious about proofing their play space properly...
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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 many calories does my preschooler need per day?

How many calories does my preschooler need per day?When you're a parent, there's not a whole lot better than watching your little one at play! Whether they're playing catch, kicking around an old football, dancing to their favourite song, or running away from the tickle monster, their play ...
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What do I need to know when going plant-based with my child?

Many of us weren't given a whole lot of choice when it came to what we ate as a child. We hastily gulped down what was put in front of us so we could get on with playing in the garden or watching our favourite TV show. Nowadays, with so many people switching to vegetarianism and veganism, more ...
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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 can I do about sibling rivalry?

It's cold and wet outside, which means the kids are stuck indoors, and they're seriously bored. They don't want to read a book and beg as they might, you're not going to let them play on their electronic devices all day. Then someone suggests a board game – what a great idea! But ten ...
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How can I make my garden safe for my child?

 You love playing outdoors with your child, but you might be a bit anxious about your garden. Obviously, playgrounds are designed with children in mind, but how can you make sure your garden is as safe as possible for your little one? What plants are safe? Should you go for grass, wood, or ...
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