Little kids

Little kids

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miss a, awatea

A cast of cuddly friends

Miss A loves her cast of cuddly toys. She cuddles them. She barks orders at them. She uses them to rub breakfast off her face.

ballet shoes

Too much pressure?

The chaos that unfolded at this end of year dance concert made Kerri Sackville question whether we put too much pressure on very young kids.

miss k

The fun of the fair

School fair season is in full swing and Miss K is loving it.

crying baby

Thriving after years of pain

Reader's story

Robyn's son used to come out in hives or scream in pain as he tried to eat. It took years to work out why.

child doing dishes

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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Development toddler

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 Tantrum

Resisting routines

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

Health & nutrition Peanut Butter

Dealing with deadly allergies

Within minutes of eating a tiny square of chocolate, my daughter swelled up, she became limp and struggled to breathe.

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 shame

Dad shames little boy

Rob Devine made his four-year-old son stand stand on the side of the road holding a sign saying, "I hit girls."

Activities BCD trace

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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