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Heartbreaking dilemma

It's a heartbreaking dilemma no parent should ever have to face - caring for two gravely ill children, but only possessing the power to help one of them.

Fear of dogs

Just when I thought Miss K's fear of dogs was sorting itself out I've discovered that it is as strong as ever

Five tough questions

Just when you think you've got this whole parenting thing sorted, your children will lob a question from out of nowhere that will stump you.

Why I breastfed my 3-year-old

At first, the idea of using my breasts to feed someone else seemed so far removed from my experience that it was like science fiction.

ED PARKER

Male preschool teachers a rare breed

Marlborough's Tom Campbell, Michael Clark and Ed Parker are a scarce national resource.

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Toddler milestones

It is important to realise that a child’s developmental progress does vary greatly, and is not a race.

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I'm not a toddler person

OPINION: I enjoy about a quarter of my time with them, and even that estimate may be high.

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Adelaide awaits next op

Brave Adelaide Ketel is still smiling through her long battle against cancer. Anna Bradley Smith caught up with her parents.

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Playing with your kids

Not everyone truly enjoys 'playing with their kids', and many parents feel like they don't do it enough.

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Building blocks of success

Blocks, puzzles and other hands-on toys teach kids skills that set them up for success later in life, according to research.

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Teaching a toddler to sleep in

Parents share their tips on getting their early risers to sleep in, even for just a little bit longer.

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Resisting routines

Our morning/dinner/bedtime is a hot mess of horrors.

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Surgery stuff-up

An alleged botch-up of a routine procedure that left a girl, 4, screaming in pain is under investigation.

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Stop hating princesses

To those people who consider fairy tale princesses to be bad role models, I'd like you to consider these 10 points...

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The power of effective praise

The way you praise your kids can have a big impact on their self-esteem and motivation.

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Letter trace - A, B, C, D, E

Get the little ones to practice writing the alphabet capital letters - starting with A B C D E.

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Little shop of horrors

Okay New World, you had your fun. Miss K is excited that Little Shop is back.

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