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How can I set limits on my toddler?

It's Saturday afternoon, and you're heading down the aisles at your local supermarket, hurriedly trying to get the weekly shop done. That afternoon, you happen to have taken your two-year-old daughter along with you, Sarah. On the way to picking up some bathroom supplies, you realise you're going...
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Are headaches more common in pregnancy?

Headaches are dreadful at the best of times, but when you're also dealing with morning sickness and fatigue from pregnancy, a headache is the very last thing you want to be dealing with. Unfortunately, headaches are fairly common for pregnant women, especially during the first trimester. If it's ...
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How can I involve my toddler in everyday decisions?

It's a lovely day outside so you and the kids are getting ready to head out to the park to enjoy a delicious picnic. But trying to get your toddler ready and out of the house is proving pretty difficult.“We're going now! Quick, put your shoes on! No, stop playing with the toy truck. Where'...
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Why does my child get separation anxiety, and how can I help them?

With a busy day ahead, you've booked a friendly babysitter to come over and take care of your little one whilst you're away. The babysitter arrives nice and early, and though your toddler is a little shy, they seem to be getting on very well. But as you prepare to leave, slipping your feet into a...
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What are the common potty training problems?

It's 7pm on a Thursday night, and you head upstairs with your little one, Amy, to start her bedtime routine. Once you've got her into her pyjamas, helped her brush her teeth, and picked out a storybook for the night, you remind Amy of one last thing she has to do.“Amy, it's time to use the ...
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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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How can I teach my child to identify good and bad strangers?

How can I teach my child to identify good and bad strangers?The sun is out, not a cloud in sight, so you and the kids head over to the local playground. You're keeping a close eye on them as they play on the climbing frame, but then a friend calls, and you get distracted for a moment. ...
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How do I move from supervising to sittervising?

It's a bright, sunny Saturday afternoon in June, and you've headed to the local park with your three-year-old son, Jesse. You've brought a picnic with you, and are thoroughly looking forward to kicking back, enjoying some good food, and spending quality time with your little boy.After ...
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Positive Discipline: How can I understand what’s going on in my preschooler’s head?

Positive Discipline: How can I understand what's going on in my preschooler's head?As parents and caregivers, we've all lost our temper with our kids once in a while. We try our best to be patient and to always stay calm, but when they behave in a way that we perceive to be defiant, we react, ...
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Can my child have caffeine?

A lot of us rely on a morning cup of coffee or tea to get us up and out of bed, ready for the busy day ahead. Some of us like a drop of milk, some prefer cream, many of us add a teaspoon of sugar, and some enjoy a swirl of honey. Whatever your morning cuppa may be, most of us are drinking ...
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