Preschool

Preschool

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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.

Lessons from my preschooler

Have you found that your child is teaching you as about life as you are teaching them?

Creepy girl

Taming tantrums

My daughter never went through the "terrible twos," but began throwing wild tantrums shortly after her third birthday. Help!

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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Development Tantrum

Resisting routines

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

SHUSH

Lying sign of 'healthy development'

Punishing kids for lying will only make them lie more, a study finds.

Health & nutrition

Surgery stuff-up

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

Baby crying

Thriving after years of pain

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.

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...

Messy play

No more childcare

Our last child has attended childcare for the very last time.

Behaviour Child, dishes

The power of effective praise

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

TIME OUT

The 'ticket system' of discipline

A ticket system gives kids a limited number of chances per day, if they misbehave beyond those chances they are punished.

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.

LETTER TRACE

Letter trace: F, G, H, I, J

Get the little ones to practice writing the alphabet capital and lower case letters - with F G H I J.

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Little shop of horrors

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

ELLA CHEMO BARBIE

Chemo Barbie for sick kids

Thanks to a campaign by a mum and her brave daughter, Matell has agreed to keep making Ella, a bald doll to help kids going through chemo.

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