Little kids

Little kids

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Leaving your kids at a party

At what age can you dump your kids at a birthday party and run?

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The first sentence

Miss A has uttered her first proper sentence and it goes down in history as: "I done a poo."

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The ultimate warrior

Miss A reminds me of the WWF wrestlers as she climbs up onto the corner of the couch and launches herself onto Miss K below.

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Little mind readers

A couple of incidents - one involving a toilet brush - has got me thinking something spooky is going on with the girls.

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Why kids should help with chores

Even though doing things yourself around the house may be faster, giving kids chores can teach them valuable life lessons.

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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.

Caring for toddler kid

I'm not a toddler person

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

Health & nutrition jasmin chug

On the move

While most babies crawl at around nine months, Jasmin is 13 months old. She's faced some challenges but has worked hard to get mobile.

Education & play toddler playing

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.

Behaviour dummy

Ditching the dummy

When is a child too old for a dummy? My daughter who is 2, still uses one and cries when I take it away. If she is too old, how to I get her to stop?

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Development toilet training

Best age to start toilet training

It is a decision that can be fraught with worry, and, like nappies, there is no 'one size fits all'.

Health & nutrition Madison and Alana

A step closer to transplant

Madiee Merrick has been waiting more than a year in the UK for surgery that will save her life.

Education & play DISNEY PRINCESS

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...

Behaviour

Raising a threenager

My son has recently graduated from the terrible twos (which thankfully weren't so terrible) to threenagehood.

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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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