Holding on to number 2’s – What to do



  “I am sure he is just being defiant! He knows how much I want him to go and he’s just stubborn.” One of the most frustrating dramas a parent can face in toilet training is when a child just …
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Night Waking and Babies



Nightwaking and babies so much conflicting advice Everyday parents post endless questions on social media parenting sites asking questions about sleep, nightwaking, nightfeeding and how to help their baby sleep longer. Everyone has an opinion and everyone is an expert. …
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Returning to Work & Daycare Hours



Question – I am about to return to work after 15 month leave after having my first baby. I am offered flexible work hours – either two long, 10 hour days or three shorter days. What suits a 15 month …
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Daycare Separation



My three year old has been in day care for nearly a year. She goes two days a week. Trouble is she still cries/is clingy/needs to be cuddled by a carer whenever I leave. She seems happy when I pick …
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Toddler TV Meltdowns



My daughters are 3 and 5 and love watching shows on TV.  We’ve always had limits on this and the past few months we’ve limited it to only weekends.  I find that this works well.  When they know it’s not …
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Play Activities for 1 yr old



What type of play activities should I be doing for a one year old? I’m after a few play ideas that stimulates my little one’s creative mind and is fun for me as well. I love the one year old age! Life is busy and they …
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The Money Issue



And save she did… When an item is longed for, saved for, and finally purchased, the value of that item to a child is immense Recently my daughter had her heart set on buying a horse lego set. She had …
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Throwing Bowls & Dealing with fussy eaters



Q: Nicole please help with my fussy eater two year old. She only wants to eat custard and crackers. She throws her bowl of ceral on the floor when offered, and does the same with her dinner dishes. Apparently she eats …
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6 month old needing company to sleep



Q: The only way I can get my six month old to sleep is stay in her room until she nods off. How can I change this habit as I can be in her room for two hours some nights …
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Coping with Sleep deprivation



Sleep deprivation is often joked about if you are pregnant or have a baby.   The typical comment of ‘oh, say goodbye to your sleep’ is tossed about with a laugh. Every parent can certainly relate. For some parents the sleep …
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