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Category Archives: Kids 3 to 5

Dealing with Anger …………………

"Your three year-old has a major meltdown, hitting her sister, and yelling, “I hate you!” Many parents respond by getting angry themselves. “You shouldn’t act that way! Apologize to your sister, you don’t really hate her.” While most of us know this isn’t the best approach, we don’t always act the way we think we...
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Understanding Shyness………….

"Does your child peek between his fingers to look at people he doesn’t know (or even people he does know)? Does she turn away from attention or hide from people? Are you afraid that your child was just “born shy?” Shyness is a feeling that everyone experiences at one time or another. Some children seem to...
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Keeping them safe online……

1".Building a child’s digital resilience will keep them safer than blocking or filtering The best way of ensuring that children stay safe and make the right decisions online is through confident parenting. Allowing your child to self-regulate by encouraging their online interests, discussing boundaries and being available for support if they need it is far more effective...
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10 Things they dont tell new dads…

10 Things They Don't Tell New Dads "1. You'll gain "sympathy weight" with your pregnant wife, so you can help each other with exercise and a healthy diet after the baby is born. 2. You'll miss your favorite team's games. The sooner you come to grips with that, the better, because you'll find no sympathy at home. 3....
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Sleep guidelines

"So how much sleep does a child need? The amount of time a child sleeps can vary greatly, but here’s a guide for the amount of sleep an average child needs in 24 hours: Newborn baby 16 hours 3 – 6 months 14 – 15 hours 9 months – 2 years 13 – 14 hours 3 – 5 years 11...
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What are sensory Issues…

"Sometimes children’s behaviour can be totally perplexing. Do you find yourself asking questions like: ‘What IS her problem with getting her face wet – can’t we just have one bath time without the hysterics?, or ‘Why does every visit to the mall end with an almighty meltdown?’ Some of these questions may also be familiar: Why...
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