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What are botanicals, and are they healthy for my child? Part 1

As parents, many of us will rely on the conventional healthcare system to keep our children safe and healthy. We take a visit to the GP when our child becomes ill, and feel relieved when they hand over a form of treatment to cure their ailment. But as useful as the traditional healthcare ...
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How should I properly nurture my preschooler?

As young children, some of our earliest, and most treasured memories will be having a cuddle with mum, dad, or another adult we were close to. A simple act that significantly helped us to bond with our primary caregiver, and feel safe, content, warm, comforted and loved.In the modern world, many ...
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What is zinc, and how much does my child need?

Zinc is a crucial nutrient supporting your child's growth and immune function. It's also been shown to have a positive effect on the physical activity of preschool children, as well as supporting cognitive and neurodevelopment. What's more, many enzymes in the body depend on this essential ...
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Why won’t my child do what I say?

Why won't my child do what I say? “No” is many a preschooler's favourite word. Other phrases of choice include, but are not limited to, “I will not!', ‘I don't want to!”, and sometimes a straightforward scream or shout will suffice. When we ask our children to do something, something we...
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How does my preschooler’s reptilian brain affect their development?

How does my preschooler's reptilian brain affect their development?To help our children learn, develop, and thrive in every area possible is the ultimate aim of every parent. Ultimately, we want to make sure we do and say the right things to help them flourish in life. Yet in the often chaotic ...
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What should I do when my child avoids physical activity?

We love to see our kids running and playing outside, chasing each other about in a game of tag, pushing one another on the swing, or clambering up and sliding down the playground climbing frame. Most children will jump at the chance to participate in physical activities, whether they're using ...
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What do I do when my child flushes objects?

Toilet humour is something that parents of young children simply have to endure, and it's just about manageable and fairly harmless if you don't have to deal with it at the dinner table. But when it comes to flushing items down the toilet, a much more common habit than you might think, it's ...
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How do I prevent daytime pants-wetting?

Pants-wetting can be a sensitive subject among children and parents, often leading to feelings of shame and embarrassment. But at preschool age, it's very common and really nothing to worry about. Generally, most three-year-olds will have a fairly good understanding of their bodies and know to ...
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How can I find the perfect nanny for my child?

  You've been racking your brain for hours. Your work schedule has changed, and you can't pick the children up from school. Someone needs to look after them for at least 3 hours every day. You've decided to hire a nanny, but you don't know where to start.There are so many options to choose ...
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How can I change my child’s controlling behaviour?

How can I change my child's controlling behaviour?Your child can be a bit demanding sometimes. That's okay, most children are! But you've noticed that your little one likes to be in control of, well, everything! Constantly bossing people around, not following house rules, and just generally ...
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