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How do I teach my child to fall asleep?

If you're attending a big and important event the next day, or perhaps catching a plane in the morning, you'll often go to bed nice and early in preparation, even before you're tired. You brush your teeth, put on a comfortable pair of pyjamas, and close your eyes. But try as you might, sleep just...

What skills can introverted toddlers learn?

Arriving at the doorstep of your daughter's friend's house for a birthday party, you ring the bell and wait outside. Your little one is hovering down by your side, tightly clutching your hand and nervously leaning into you. Inside you can hear the carefree screams and laughter of toddlers ...

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 ...

What language activities can my toddler do?

What language activities can my toddler do?You've probably noticed that as your toddler develops their use of language, they want to practise their new skills by speaking constantly and asking you to read their favourite book a hundred times a day! Our little one loves to learn and absorb ...

How do I talk so that my toddler will listen?

 You've tried everything to reason with your toddler, but it's just not working. Your little one just isn't listening to a thing you're saying. Maybe it's something to do with the way you're communicating with them? Should you change the way you talk to your toddler to get them to listen to you...

What do I do if my toddler has gone back to baby talk and babbling?

What do I do if my toddler has gone back to baby talk and babbling?You were just beginning to see such huge developments in your little one's use of language; they were getting the hang of pointing out objects and naming them accordingly, and their level of communication was beginning to improve ...

How can my toddler help with daily activities?

As you go about the house, picking up toys, putting shoes in the shelf, sweeping and mopping the floor, you notice you have a little shadow following you about. Your little one is watching you as you tidy and sort the place, greatly intrigued by the many tasks you're engaged in. After a ...

How can I develop effective communication with my kids?

Every relationship needs effective communication - from a work colleague or romantic partner to the man who serves you your morning coffee. And this applies to the relationship between parent and child perhaps more than most. You might imagine that you and your child are communicating effectively...

What is my parenting style, and how will it affect the way I discipline my child?

Having a child is one of the most life-altering events that can happen to a person. Suddenly there is a little person in your life who you'd do anything for and who you love more than anything in the world — we get it! But through our love for our children, we need to remember that it is our ...

My child hits themself when they're stressed. Is this normal?

You've noticed something odd about your child's behaviour. When they're stressed, or can't explain their problem, they've started to hit themselves. Not too hard, but it's concerning all the same. You wish that they could just tell you what the issue is, and how they're feeling. How do you stop...