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.
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A dad has been forced to defend his parenting skills after a video in which he gives in to his toddler's bedtime demands went viral.
Most parents would probably agree that whining is one of the most irritating sounds known to mankind. But your kids aren't doing it just to annoy you - and there are constructive ways for you to respond.
Let me share with you, just from this week only, the apparently completely unreasonable behaviours I have expected of my child that have resulted in full on tantrums. Warning: low amounts of logic ahead.
When kids want something, they'll ask ... and ask ... and ask ... until you cave in. You can teach them to unlearn this annoying tactic by saying just three words.
New evidence shows that smacking can cause lowered vocabulary skills and increased levels of aggression in children.
It’s not about a child being ‘good’ or ‘bad’, ‘easy’ or ‘difficult’. It’s about understanding how your children react to situations and how you can help them.
Watching your child take their first steps is one of the great joys of parenting, but there's a huge variation in the age at which this important milestone takes place.
When Kiran's son was on the receiving end of a child's chomp at daycare, he wasn't too worried about it - but his parents sure were.
Around 30-40 per cent of toddlers and preschoolers experience behavioural sleep difficulties. Learn what they are and how to help your child get a good night's sleep - for everyone's sake.
There's a growing child development movement that advocates empathy over retribution. Isolating, trivialising or shaming little ones is out; putting ourselves in their tiny shoes is in.
I don't want to be the mum who always says no and puts an end to all the fun. But with a toddler, I find myself saying it all too often.