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How can the environment affect my child’s development?

How can the environment affect my child's development?As parents, we naturally do everything we can to ensure our kids have what they need to be happy and healthy little individuals. We put nutritious, delicious food on their plates every day, we tuck them up in a warm bed every night. We find ...
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Why is a consistent bedtime routine so important?

 For many parents, getting their child ready and into bed is the most difficult part of the day. All we want is for our kids to brush their teeth, don their pyjamas, climb into bed, and gradually drift off into a peaceful sleep. And what do we get? Arguments, tantrums, and a small child full ...
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What are some ways in which I can guide my child’s behaviour?

What are some ways in which I can guide my child's behaviour? As parents, we have so much influence over the way that our children develop mentally, and the behaviour they will exhibit over the years. Surely you can still remember now, the significant ways in which your parents influenced you, ...
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What to do if my child is Bullying another child?

What to do If my Child is Bullying Another Child?One of the parents from school calls you up one day and tells you that your child has been picking on some of the other kids at school. You may have mixed feelings about it. Maybe you don't believe this parent. Maybe you think their child is just ...
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How can grandparents and extended family bond with my child?

 Your parents love their grandchild, but you can't help wondering if they're spending enough time together. Meanwhile, you're busy juggling work, nursery and trying to spend time with your little one. Is it okay for your extended family to help out? How can you make it a bonding experience for ...
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Why are beans and pulses important for my preschooler’s diet?

Why are beans and pulses important for my preschooler's diet?As a child, you will remember there were some foods you absolutely loved and couldn't wait to gobble up. While there were others that you were always trying to hide under your plate so your parents would think you'd already eaten them! ...
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How much dairy should I be including in my child’s diet?

How much dairy should I be including in my child's diet?As a parent, when someone mentions dairy, what do you think of?Well, many parents will immediately think of their little one happily sipping on a large pint of cold, delicious milk. Or chowing down on a tasty slice of sizzling cheese on ...
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Which disciplinary styles and tactics am I using?

Which disciplinary styles and tactics am I using? Most parents will be all too familiar with the many variations of ‘no's' and ‘I won'ts' that children come up with. The refusals to go to bed, to help put away their toys, or to come and sit down for lunch. And we cope as best we can, often ...
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What are some ways I can solve conflict my child gets into?

What are some ways I can solve conflict my child gets into?As adults, we like to think that we've got it all figured out when it comes to our relationships with others. We try our best to be good parents, to stop our little ones from arguing, to be helpful and selfless towards others, and to get ...
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What should I know about my child’s calcium needs?

What should I know about my child's calcium needs?Making sure children get their calcium needs met is by far one of the hottest topics of conversation among parents. It's a nutrient that is often high on the list of priorities when it comes to our kids. However, even if you're well aware that calciu...
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