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10 stages of kids' birthday parties

One thing they leave out of the baby manuals is just how much time you'll spend at these parties when you become a parent.

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When your child prefers one parent

It's common for toddlers to show a preference for either parent, and it will pass. Here are some ways to deal with it in the meantime.

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Socks on, socks off

All kids learn the power of the socks early on. Since Miss A discovered it, she has exploited it to the full.

Milin and Jasmin

When siblings fight

Milin and Jasmin love each other. They really, really do. But at the moment, it can be hard to believe it.

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The best bits

There are a lot of things to love about parenting but if you had to decide what you treasure the most, what would it be?

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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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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.

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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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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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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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Development Tantrum

Resisting routines

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

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.

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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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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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