Preschool

Preschool

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Getting back on the bike

It took a while, but Miss K has finally taken off on her pedal bike.

birthday party

Leaving your kids at a party

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

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'.

Frozen

Why I won't buy a Frozen costume

My daughter attended four Frozen parties over winter this year - at first I didn't realise there was an unspoken dress code.

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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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Development Tantrum

Resisting routines

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

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Learning from the experts

Early childhood professionals make it all look easy, but they have many tricks up their sleeves to help raise happy, well-balanced children.

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.

Louie Charles

Donor dad helps Louie get healthy

Three years after donating his liver to his young son, Deon Charles considers him cured.

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...

toddler playing

Learning from the experts

Early childhood professionals make it all look easy, but they have many tricks up their sleeves to help raise happy, well-balanced children.

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."

Tantrum

The 'crap parent' label

An Australian pyschologist believes we are raising a generation of spoilt brats, because we just can't say no.

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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