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How do I turn toddler conflicts into teachable moments?

 Your toddler has their friend round for a play date. At first, it seems like everything is going smoothly, but suddenly one toddler yanks a toy away from the other. Then there's the calm before the storm, and you can see tears well up in their eyes. Then comes the crying and screaming, and ...

How do I get my toddler to sleep?

As adults, we can all appreciate the importance of sleep. Sleep is a powerful and natural function that allows our bodies and brains to rest and prepare for a new day, and without it, we're pretty useless. Toddlers, however, might not share the same enthusiasm that we feel for sleep. With new and...

How much sleep does my toddler require, and what can affect it?

As much as we wish it wasn't so, as a parent to a toddler, you'll be exposed to many sleepless nights. You'll be woken by cries of “Mummy” and “Daddy” or by tiny hands prodding at your back. You'll likely have to spend more than a few nights sleeping in a chair beside your little one's ...

How can parents and homes help guide and teach toddlers?

You're sitting on a bench at your local playground, having a much-needed catch up with the parent of one of your child's friends from nursery school. You both keep a watchful eye on your children, as they happily play together by the sandpit. Everything seems to be going so well. That is, ...

What eye-hand coordination activities can my toddler do?

You may find that your toddler likes to run around the house trying to grab anything and everything they can get their little hands on. Books, kitchen utensils, cups, cutlery, you name it! They will grab anything that's in their line of sight. This is because your curious toddler is at the stage ...

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...

How do I teach my toddler to share?

 When your little one was a baby, they might have easily handed things over to you with no problem. But now that they're a toddler, you find them saying “no” all the time and resisting when you ask them to share. Has something gone wrong? Is this expected behaviour when they enter the “...

What is zinc, and how much does my child need?

Zinc is a crucial nutrient that supports your child's growth and immune function. It has also been shown to have a positive effect on the physical activity of preschool children, as well as supporting cognitive development. What's more, many enzymes in the body depend on this essential nutrient ...

What does it mean to ‘manage’ my child’s behaviour?

What does it mean to ‘manage' my child's behaviour?Our little ones are always surprising us with the range of behaviours they tend to exhibit. One minute they seem to be extremely happy, excitedly running around with their friends. The next, they're hurrying over to us in a hysterical state, ...

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 ...