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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 can I do if my child is in a hitting/biting/pushing/throwing/phase?

It's been a difficult week. Your toddler, usually a smiley and excitable little thing, has suddenly made a habit of hitting, biting, and throwing. They ball their fists up and hit your outstretched arms when you lift them into bed for a nap, they bite at their siblings' fingers during ...
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What can I do about sibling rivalry?

It's cold and wet outside, which means the kids are stuck indoors, and they're seriously bored. They don't want to read a book and beg as they might, you're not going to let them play on their electronic devices all day. Then someone suggests a board game – what a great idea! But ten ...
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How can I teach my child that sharing is caring?

‘These are mine . . . I had them first . . . You can't have them!'When raising a preschooler, you will inevitably come up against the dilemma that is ‘sharing'. You will likely find that your preschooler struggles to share with everyone, from siblings, cousins, friends, even you, and at times...
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Why do toddlers have temper tantrums?

Why do toddlers have temper tantrums?You may have noticed that your toddler will have a tantrum over anything and everything. Whether you've said they can't have a cookie before dinner, or one of the wheels on their pram gets stuck, or their older sibling received a toy for their birthday that ...
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What is positive discipline?

What is positive discipline?When your little one hits you or another child, calls their sibling a rude name, point-blank refuses to eat their dinner, or screams for seemingly no reason, we react by disciplining them. Perhaps we scold and shout, maybe we place them in time-out, or we withhold affecti...
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413 How can I help my other siblings get along with my toddler?

How can I help other siblings get along with my toddler?Your eldest child runs into your bedroom complaining that their younger sister has stolen their favourite Barbie doll – again. And you know that she's doing it just to be antagonistic. Why? Because she's a toddler!Remember, toddlers are self-...
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How to help my 2-3-year-old cope with a new baby?

Every parent will know that finding out that there's going to be a new addition to your family is one of the most exciting moments in the world. All of a sudden, your mind is flooded with images of the blissful family life you will all share together. Sitting around the dinner table, celebrating bir...
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When can my baby eat strawberries?

When you were a child, it was the simple things that made the best memories. Playing in the back garden all afternoon, making a sandcastle in the sandpit, and heading into the fields to go strawberry picking with your siblings; wicker basket and sunhat in tow! Now that you're a parent, you can'...
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What kind of baths should my baby have, and how frequent?

Looking back on the family photograph albums from when you were a baby, we all know the ones your older relatives would have swooned over the most: the adorable snaps of you and your sibling covered in shampoo, and fighting over a little rubber duck while sharing a bubble bath!But now you're a paren...
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