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November 29, 2010

Starting school or childcare is an exciting time for children but it can also be very daunting. There is a great deal of change and some children (and adults!) adapt quicker and easier than others. Not only do you have to find the right pla...

September 29, 2010

There are some personality types that are naturally ‘worry warts’ if you are one of these your children will pick up on your anxiety. As a parent you want to teach your child a healthy fear to keep them safe but also how to deal with stress...

August 30, 2010

 

This month I am taking a look at Phobias, Fears and Anxiety in Young Children and next month I will look at tips to help your children overcome their fears.

 

Anxiety disorders


Anxiety disorders are very common.  One in four people will expe...

July 29, 2010

Parents naturally want to protect their children against the terrors and pains this world can bring but unfortunately there are some things that we may not be able to protect our children from.  Some of these life’s experience are difficult...

May 29, 2010

A lot of parents aim to stimulate their children early in order to promote good attention and learning abilities. This is a wonderful thing to do, but can sometimes lead to overstimulation of the child’s mind. Overstimulation can lead to mo...

January 20, 2010

Preparing your child for the first day of childcare or school can be a daunting task physically, financially and emotionally.  If you are preparing for school you may possibly need a whole new wardrobe of school clothes, shoes, a hat and sc...

November 20, 2009

 

 

If you are looking to start toilet training your toddler, summer is a great time.  Wet pants aren’t so cold and there's plenty of time outside where accidents aren't so messy.  I suggest you use light undies or those with a thick gusset a...

November 20, 2009

Toilet training issues - when, where and how - can be a controversial topic.

 
I have had interesting conversations with other health workers and parents, some from different cultures in regards to toilet training.  In China, for instance, c...

WHO's recommendation

Some years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended that solids not be introduced to infants until they were at least 6 months old. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) followed with a sim...

Much preparation needs to occur before a child is ready for effective academic learning, and it appears that our creator has designed us to acquire the needed skills through the natural movements and play common to all children. First we le...

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