KIRAN CHUG Blogger Kiran Chug explains why she is going to let her toddler make more decisions for himself.
Elise Baker and Natalie Munro Left untreated, children who start school with speech and language difficulties face an increased risk of reading and writing difficulties, more bullying, poorer peer relationships and less enjoyment of school. So, what should parents expect of children at different ages?
PINKY MCKAY It’s common for toddlers to show a preference for either parent, and it will pass. Here are some ways to deal with it in the meantime.
Ariane Beeston Despite child-proofing and supervising, accidents and mishaps still happen when little people are involved. Consequently, the list of causalities from my son’s baby and toddlerhood is long.
Rebecca English Positive discipline (also known as gentle parenting) uses neither rewards nor punishments; children are encouraged to practice good behaviour for its own sake.
SARAH THOMAS A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.
JOSH GORDON Parents desperate to help their severely ill children might unknowingly be giving them nothing but methylated spirits, alcohol and water.
KRISTIAN SILVA She has lived the first 14 months of her life in a hospital intensive care unit, but Alliyah Broadby's parents hope to finally take their little girl home with them.
Tom Avril When Jon Paul was adopted from China as a baby, his new parents didn't know just how bad his eyesight really was - or how much surgery was to follow.
Letitia Rowlands This little girl thought she was taking part in a standard game of peek-a-boo, but her dad had a surprise for her.
Jen Ng This artist and mother collaborates with her 2-year-old daughter to create impressively creative pieces of art.
JODIE BENVENISTE Being too involved in our children’s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.
Babyology An alternative to starting your kids on training wheels is the S’coolbikes balance bike.
Babyology The Clever Case for Clumsy Hands is practical and easy to use, protecting your iPad from the bumps and drops it experiences in the hands of small children.
Babyology Don't let rainy days stop your kids from enjoying the outdoors - let their imagination run wild inside with this pretend camper tent.
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