The main difference between 3-year-old and a 4-year-old is you get a bit more feedback and it's not all good.
Everyone gets nervous about stuff and a four-year-old is no different.
Kids can pretty much get away with wearing what they want, but the fashion police might have an issue with these ensembles.
An OE for three
Just the thought of hauling your child through the supermarket sends shivers down your spine? Yeah, me too.
Most parents would probably agree that whining is one of the most irritating sounds known to mankind.
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Music has the ability to move the soul and pull at the heart strings. Watch this little guy really feel the music.
Baxter has turned into the kind of macho, blokey, aggro character that I've always run away from.
It had to happen sooner or later. But to see Miss A bouncing across the kitchen floor was quite a shock.
I shout at my kids. It probably doesn't happen every day, but it does happen on a fairly regular basis.
The "anti-smacking" law is likely to become an election issue despite data showing it's working.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) has seen success in some of the most difficult cases of child behaviour with less frequent and less intense tantrums.
What do kiwi kids want for Christmas? Check out their letters to Santa.
Ultimately, swearing is rebellion. And isn't it pretty much the full-time job of small children to rebel?
Showering children with praise is not helpful for their self-esteem, says a child psychologist.
A child's cognitive skills may be put at risk when a parent spanks them, study finds.
Many parents use time outs to deal with undesirable behaviour in children younger than 5. Too bad experts say it doesn't really work.
The hardest part about raising children might not be what you think.
We pour out white lies like a politician seeking re-election. If there were fact checkers for parents, we'd be in trouble.
We all know children have a talent for pushing their parents' buttons but here are five tips on how to keep your cool when you feel your temperature rising.
What do you do when your child starts swearing in public - using words he's learnt from home?
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