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What should I do when my child avoids physical activity?

We love to see our kids running and playing outside, chasing each other about in a game of tag, pushing one another on the swing, or clambering up and sliding down the playground climbing frame. Most children will jump at the chance to participate in physical activities, whether they're using ...
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How do I stop my child from hurting others?

If you look back at your own early childhood, especially if you had siblings or close cousins, you will likely remember a few arguments that got out of hand and turned physical. Physically hurting others is a fairly common trait in preschoolers because it is at this age that they learn how ...
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What are the development milestones for a 6 – year - old?

Your little one's seventh year will be a hugely exciting one! Not only will they be getting used to school life and enjoying new friendships, they'll also learn a host of exciting new skills. And what's more, their physical and emotional growth will be ever-growing, and at a hugely fast rate....
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What is zinc, and how much does my child need?

Zinc is a crucial nutrient supporting your child's growth and immune function. It's also been shown to have a positive effect on the physical activity of preschool children, as well as supporting cognitive and neurodevelopment. What's more, many enzymes in the body depend on this essential ...
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Are organic baby foods healthier for my baby?

Today, more than ever, we are aware of the incredibly strong link between nutrition and health. People are being more selective about the food they buy, and interested in how their food is benefitting them and their children both physically and mentally.And when it comes to the topic of healthy...
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How do I physically handle my baby?

People say that when you become a parent, there are certain instincts which will naturally kick in. For example, you'll constantly feel the need to check if they need anything, to respond to their every need, and above all, protect them at all costs. After all, a baby is obviously completely de...
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How do I manage my newborn’s crying? (Week 2)

How do I manage my newborn's crying? (Week 2)You've officially been a mother for two weeks. After getting through the hazy aftermath of your birth, you've really started to enjoy getting to know your tiny little daughter. Already, you've shared many special moments of tenderness, laughter and relaxa...
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How nutritious is breast milk?

After having a baby, it's common for mothers to become utterly fascinated with how wondrous their body really is. A system that has kept them moving from one day to the next, that has allowed them to recover from physical and emotional ailments and has now created a life where one did not exist befo...
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When does my baby have a growth spurt?

As a parent with 2 children already turning ages 5 and 6, you know just how fast life goes by when you're bringing up a family. From where you're standing, it almost feels like one moment they were running about in nappies, and the next they were picking up their lunch boxes and heading off to nurse...
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Common symptoms that look serious, but are nothing to worry about

Unlike some of your friends, you've never been much of a hypochondriac. While you know that finding the odd spot or mole can send some people into a flight of panic, you've always been more of the ‘brush it off' type. “It's probably nothing” you'll think, and move on with your day.That was unt...
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