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How do I solve attention-seeking behaviour in my preschooler?

As parents, it can often feel like our kids are in constant need of our undivided attention, from the minute they wake up to the minute they go to sleep. When they're at home, it can be very difficult to get a moment's peace. And to some extent, yes, with young children around we do need to be ...
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How can I manage my expectations for my toddler?

How can I manage my expectations for my toddler?You're at the airport waiting for your flight number to be called, when your toddler starts to get very agitated and calls out loudly for attention. You're reading the last chapter of a very good book so you try to calm your little one down so you ...
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How to help your child's study skills at home

By now, you'll have made your way through parts 1 and 2 of our study skills suggestions, and hopefully you've found some useful nuggets that will help you to support your child, but we're not done just yet. If you can believe it, we still have a few more pointers we'd like to draw your attention...
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How can I improve my preschooler’s attention span?

How can I improve my preschooler's attention span?As adults, it's common to make throwaway comments regarding our attention span. For example, if you can't be bothered to finish a book or a film, you'll blame it on your attention span. Or if you drift off during a boring conversation with your ...
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My child is chatting constantly! Is that a good thing?

You've come home from a hard day's work. You have a cup of tea in your hand and you're ready to flop on the sofa. Your little one wants to chat, but it's just a stream of consciousness, endless questioning that goes on and on! It doesn't even look like they're paying attention to your answers. ...
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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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How to help my 2-3-year-old cope with a new baby?

Every parent will know that finding out that there's going to be a new addition to your family is one of the most exciting moments in the world. All of a sudden, your mind is flooded with images of the blissful family life you will all share together. Sitting around the dinner table, celebrating bir...
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How do I manage my newborn’s crying? (Week 2)

How do I manage my newborn's crying? (Week 2)You've officially been a mother for two weeks. After getting through the hazy aftermath of your birth, you've really started to enjoy getting to know your tiny little daughter. Already, you've shared many special moments of tenderness, laughter and relaxa...
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Should I use baby-talk?

“Hellooo my darling . . . Are you a sleepy little baby? Yes, you are . . . . What's that? Ooo, look at the cute little doggieee!”When most of us speak to babies (or even pets), we almost automatically use a funny sort of language; elongating vowels, speaking in a high-pitched voice and exaggerat...
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