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Babies and Kids With Disabilities & Special Needs

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12-24 Months

The first birthday and beyond

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24-36 months

The transition stage from toddler to pre-schooler

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3-5 Years

The pre-school years

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5-8 Years (Younger Kids)

Discuss issues around the early primary years - behaviour, development and discipline.

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8-12 years ( The pre-teen years)

Discuss behaviour, development and discipline for tweens.

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13-18 years (Teenagers)

Discuss behaviour, development and discipline for teens.

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Challenging Behaviour & Discipline Techniques

Coping with tears, tantrums and trying times

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Toilet Training

Is your child ready? Looking for the signs and getting started

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Car Restraints

Make the right choices when it comes to safety

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Bullying

Support and advice for tough times at school

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Play and activities

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