Little Ellis has noticed his pregnant mum walking a bit different. His impersonation is hilarious.
Kiran survived Jasmin's first birthday party and even says it was a success.
Is it good to let children get bored, or is it better to amuse them for every minute?
After our son was born our 2-year-old daughter starting pulling her hair out, sometimes in handfuls. The doctor said to ignore it, but I can't.
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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We didn't see it coming. Our little girl was a delight - but now my adorable angel has turned into a terror.
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