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How can I help my child with decision-making?

How can I help my child when they have difficulty choosing things? You're running late. Someone's cancelled, a meeting has been brought forward. You do not have time to spare! But you can make it. Except, your child needs 5 minutes to decide what shoes they're wearing today. And what coat they ...
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How can I help my child make and keep friends?

It's a familiar cycle. Your child makes friends quickly, but they end just as fast. Or they might struggle to make friends at all. You're racking your brains constantly about how to help. Making friends as an adult is hard enough, how can I help my child? Sometimes, the ways children interact ...
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Should your child do holiday camps, and should they study over summer?

Should your child do holiday camps, and should they study over the summer?For most children, the idea of the summer holidays is the stuff that dreams are made of. Endless hours running around in the park with their friends, making daisy chains while immersed in fields of long green grass, ...
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How do I help my child with their fear of getting dirty?

As parents of little preschoolers, we know that our children are at an age where they want to run about, explore, and get stuck into new things (literally!). Preschoolers are at the stage where generally, they actively enjoy making sense of new environments through touch. For example, rolling ...
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What should I do if my child avoids social play?

It is at preschool age that many a child really comes out of their shell, making friends here, there and everywhere! These formative years see children move away from a world full only of egocentric concerns, to a world full of other people who must also be considered. Through repeated practise ...
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How should I praise my child?

Your little one is an artist through and through! They love anything and everything creative; painting, drawing, taking photos, making music and sculpting funny creations out of the things they find about the home. Yes, sometimes this creativity has led to a rather messy home, with crayon ...
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What are the expectations of potty-training?You've been sensing for a while now that your little one may be ready to start potty training. But even though you instinctively feel like it's the right time, you doubt yourself and worry whether you're making the right decision and if your child is ...
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How can I help my child stop making rude comments?

Your child's friend is crying. What was supposed to be a nice playdate has turned into a nightmare because your child said something rude and unkind. They don't seem to realise how much they've hurt their friend's feelings. Sometimes they also direct this behaviour at you, usually leading to a ...
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How can I access Google Family Link?

If you use Google products, such as Chromebooks, Google Chrome, or phones running Android, ‘Google Family Link' is the perfect app for making sure your child is safe when they're accessing these devices.With Google Family Link, you can view the apps they're using, limit screen time, use GPS to see...
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Will I spoil my baby by holding them too much?

Before you had your baby, everyone warned you how much she would cry. At the time you brushed this aside, believing that it couldn't possibly be as bad as everyone was making out! You've never been one to make a fuss, and neither has your partner, so to some extent, you thought you'd have a relative...
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