Here's the thing about tantrums: while they're a universal rite of passage for most littlies, they aren't one-size-fits-all.
Although toddler sleep problems can be frustrating for parents, they are actually perfectly normal.
This quarterly guide to your toddler's second year contains information, tips and useful contacts on your toddler's development between one and two years.
- Your Toddler - 13 to 15 months old
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- Your Toddler - 19 to 21 months old
- Your Toddler - 22 to 24 months old
- Your Toddler - 25 to 27 months old
- Your Toddler - 28 to 30 months old
- Your Toddler - 31 to 33 months old
- Your Toddler - 34 to 36 months old
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Parents share their tips on getting their early risers to sleep in, even for just a little bit longer.
From the beginning my children took as their motto: "the only good adult is a wide-awake adult." To them, a sleeping parent means a child is not doing their job.
Tantrum Trolls are a small but growing species of predatory bottom-feeders who delight in picking on parents at their most vulnerable.
Every now and then your child does or says something that is truly memorable.
The thing about toddlers is that what they say isn’t always what they mean. That would be far too easy and they’re complicated little creatures.
Our children are always changing, and we need to grow with them, says psychologist Jodie Benveniste.
The transformation's happened gradually, but it also seems like an overnight thing. My little baby isn't a little baby anymore.
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?
Character strengths are what bring us alive. When we're using our strengths we feel good about ourselves, and we have a positive impact on others.
What's going on in your child's mind in the lead-up to a tantrum? And what’s the best way to respond?
At times of confusion or overwhelming feelings, special objects such as favourite blankets and cuddly toys can be a great help to young kids.