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What should I do when my child bribes?

“Hey, Nicole, I'll give you some of my chocolate if you give me one of your bracelets!”“Sally and Pip, if you let me play with you, I'll invite you both to my birthday party.”“Jasmine, if you swap seats with me, I'll tell you a secret.”Each and every parent will likely recognise the ...
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How to deal with stomach pain during pregnancy?

You're in the middle of chopping up a delicious array of fruits for your afternoon fruit salad when you suddenly feel a sharp pang in your abdomen. You grip your belly and take a few deep breaths until the pain subsides. It is absolutely normal to feel aches, pains or cramps in your abdomen ...
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How do I help my child with shyness in group settings?

We love to see our kids playing with their friends, whether they're having a game of football, role-playing an old-fashioned tea party, or building a great big fort! It is during these group settings that they learn to share, to grow in confidence, to discuss, to think of others, and much much ...
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How to safely travel with my preschooler?

You'll know, as a parent, that travelling with kids can be more than a little overwhelming. Maybe they run up and down the bus on the way to school or refuse to hold your hand when you hurry through a busy train station. Perhaps they scream and cry in their car seat all the way to Grandma's...
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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 do I deal with indigestion and heartburn in pregnancy?

You've just enjoyed a delicious meal that your partner has cooked for you, but for the third time this week, you notice a burning sensation in your chest. You wonder if it's normal to be feeling this level of discomfort after you've eaten and whether there's something wrong.We're here to tell you...
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How do I talk to my preschooler about money?

In the adult world, money has always been one of those subjects that people will shy away from or will often feel too uncomfortable to bring up in casual conversation. Just like politics or religion, we all know that it's a topic that can easily get heated or kill the mood!However, when it comes...
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How do I make sure my child is safe in and around cars?

How do I make sure my child is safe in and around cars? You're in the car with your child, driving along peacefully. But there's still a lot of questions going around in your head. Are they safely secure in their car seat? Are they safe coming in and out of the car? How do I teach them to look ...
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What movement and music activities can my toddler do?

 You've got your child set up with a variety of activities that each encourage development in different areas. You're confident their language skills will be great, and the fine motor skills are coming along nicely. But what about music and movement? Do you need to be a musical person for your ...
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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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