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How can I prevent pouting and stubbornness?

Nowadays, when you hear the word pout, you probably think of social media posts with people posing and pursing their lips, and there's nothing wrong with that. But you may be thinking, what does pouting have to do with my preschooler? Well traditionally, pouting is pushing one's bottom lip ...
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How do I help my child develop basic social skills?

How do I help my child develop basic social skills? As parents of little preschoolers, we know that you're their whole world. But as important as you are to them, we also know that you'll be keen to help them develop and maintain other positive social relationships as they grow up. After all, ...
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What should I do if my child avoids social play?

It is at preschool age that many a child really comes out of their shell, making friends here, there and everywhere! These formative years see children move away from a world full only of egocentric concerns, to a world full of other people who must also be considered. Through repeated practise ...
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Should toddlers use screens?

As you sit on the sofa, scrolling through social media, you suddenly notice that you're not the only one looking at your phone screen. Your little one is staring intently at the colourful images and funny videos, as though mesmerised. While you try not to expose them to screens too often, their ...
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How can I establish and maintain cooperative and pro-social behaviours?

How can I establish and maintain cooperative and pro-social behaviours? It's always fun to watch your little one at play, rushing around with their friends and giggling at the silliest things. But when you see them not getting along with other children and eventually sitting all on their own, you...
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How should I be communicating with my child?

How should I be communicating with my child?As human beings, the ability to communicate with one another is at the very heart of who we are. It allows us to socialise, to relate, to negotiate, to learn, to grow, to understand, and to make ourselves understood. Now that you've reached adulthood...
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How do I support my child’s personal, social, and emotional development?

How do I support my child's personal, social, and emotional development?   “When we give children today what they need to learn, develop, and thrive, they give back to society in the future through a lifetime of productive citizenship.” - Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University...
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Why is it important to eat together as a family?

Why is it important to eat together as a family?Let's face it, family life can get a little hectic. With only so many hours in a day, it's not always easy to juggle a career with spending sufficient quality time with your children. However, there is one time of the day that makes all the hard work c...
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When will my baby smile?

You've been overhearing many parents you know gushing with joy about seeing their baby smiling for the first time. Their babies are the same age as yours, but your baby hasn't shown you even an inkling of their first gummy grin just yet. An impatience washes over you and you find yourself starting t...
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Should I show my child on social media?

Your little one has been home for a few weeks now and they're looking cuter and cuter by the day! Dressing them up in fun little outfits has become one of your favourite pass times, and judging by the huge smile on their tiny face, they love it, too. Naturally, you're taking a ton of photos and send...
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