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Babies and Kids With Disabilities & Special Needs

Advice and support from others who understand

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ASD/ADHD loss of all control - last post by bubskitkat

12-24 Months

The first birthday and beyond

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Pressure for baby #2 - last post by Oh Peanuts!

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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Paediatrician in Adelaide? - last post by jenchristo

5-8 Years (Younger Kids)

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

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should I take DD with me to... - last post by Bearface

8-12 years ( The pre-teen years)

Discuss behaviour, development and discipline for tweens.

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Discussing health with 8 yr... - last post by Babetty

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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Suggestions Please - Natura... - last post by Helga Hufflepuff

Toilet Training

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

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Whether to start and how to... - last post by 22Fruitmincepies

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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16 things you'll learn on the preschool party circuit

Kids birthday parties sound fun in the abstract but the reality is they often end up an introverts worst nightmare – forced social interaction in the name of good parenting.

The 92-year-old who's a great-great-great-grandmother

A 92-year-old Canadian woman has become a great-great-great grandmother this week after the family welcomed a baby boy.

The Pramrolla mimics a walk in the park to help your baby get to sleep

Simply put the pram brake on, set the wheels on top of the Pramrolla, plug it in and off they go ... or so they think.

Beyonce shares surreal pregnancy photo shoot

Pop superstar Beyonce on Thursday released a slew of photos of herself posing pregnant and nude.

Airport staff order mum to squeeze her breasts to prove she's lactating

A Singaporean mum of two has spoken about her humiliation at the hands of German airport security guards who ordered her to prove she could breastfeed.

How to keep your baby or toddler safe at home

Child-proofing tips that will ensure your home remains a safe haven for curious toddlers and babies on the move.

Told to get rid of their dogs, this expectant couple took the sweetest photos instead

When the couple conceived their first human child they came under enormous pressure to give up their dogs.

Bereaved parents take baby home for 'family time' after death, thanks to cuddle cot

A bereaved mother has spoken about her decision to take her daughter's body home to spend time as a family before her funeral.

'Get off your phone!': the daycare note that's got people talking

A note posted by a US daycare facility has urged parents to get off their phone when collecting their children:

Babysitter's creative 'hands-free' baby carrier hack

We've all been there – you need to hold the baby, but you also need to eat.

Will these be the most on-trend baby names of 2017?

Nameberry has crunched the numbers, predicting which monikers will see a rise in 2017.

Firefighter adopts the baby he helped deliver

Five years ago firefighter Marc Hadden took an emergency call that changed his life.

Mum shares graphic image to highlight importance of rear-facing car seats for kids

A British safety blogger has shared a graphic photo of the damage a seatbelt can do in a car accident in a bid to persuade more parents to use rear-facing car seats for as long as possible with their kids.

Pharrell Williams and his wife welcome triplets

Now that's a good way to start the new year.

Turn yourself into a child's climbing gym with this wearable vest

It's such a neat idea for those living in high density apartment blocks where children may struggle to get enough physical activity.

Bugaboo unveils its new Bugaboo Bee5

The lightweight and compact Bugaboo Bee has been on the scene for a decade now.

The first few weeks of pregnancy: surreal, scary, exciting

It is okay to be worried, nervous, anxious, in love and happy all at the same time.

 
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