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How do I manage my tiredness and sleep problems during pregnancy?

How do I manage my tiredness and sleep problems during pregnancy?Since you've become pregnant, you've probably noticed how much more tired you've become. Maybe you're absolutely fine one minute and the next you're overcome with exhaustion. It is extremely common to feel bouts of exhaustion when ...
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How do I teach my preschooler to tidy up?

Surely you will remember that as a little child, there was nothing better than spending hours lost in the imaginary world of your Barbie dolls or action figures. A little bubble where you could play with the characters of your own creation to your hearts delight. That is, until playtime was ...
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How do I boost my child’s self-image?

How do I boost my child's self-image?Looking back to your teenage years, you will surely remember times when you had some self-esteem, body confidence issues, and a little trouble looking at yourself in the mirror on some days. After all, it's natural for anyone to feel a little unsure of ...
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How do I teach my child about giving back?

If you take a moment to reflect on your childhood, you'll probably remember the pure delight felt during events such as birthday parties and family Christmas' for many reasons. These occasions were opportunities to have fun with your family, run around like mad with your friends, stuff your...
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What should I do if my child only plays with one toy?

When raising a preschooler, you're likely living in a house filled with all sorts of fun and exciting toys, from train sets and remote control cars to dolls, stuffed animals, and toy robots. Not only do we buy our kids plenty of presents for their birthdays and other special occasions, they're ...
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How and when do I get my child to use a cup instead of a beaker?

Your little one has a friend over, so as a treat, you're all having pizza! As they gulp their food down and happily chat away to one another, you make sure to remind them to drink some water. And that's when you notice that your toddler's friend is able to drink from a cup without a lid or ...
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What should I do when my child intentionally drops objects?

CRASH! There goes the TV remote hitting the wooden floor. BANG! This time it's a heavy book pushed off a side table. SMASH! Not the pretty bowl you bought the other day?! Living with young children will expose you to lots of noise and inevitably you will see things broken, but some preschoolers ...
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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 10 most important things to remember when engaging in a toddler's activity?

When your little one is at play, giggling to themselves as they roll a ball back and forth or screwing their face up in concentration as they build a tower of blocks, it's very tempting to join in. Perhaps you sit down beside them and start to build an even higher tower, or maybe you pick up...
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How do I prevent thumb-sucking?

When your little one is sat on your lap, distracted by the book you are reading them, their thumb stuck securely in their mouth, there's no denying that they look adorable! And it reminds you of a time when they were just a little baby in their cot, sucking on their tiny thumb as they slept. But ...
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