Behaviour

Behaviour

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Ditching the dummy

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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?

When your child prefers one parent

It's common for toddlers to show a preference for either parent, and it will pass. Here are some ways to deal with it in the meantime.

Toddler tantrums

Every now and then Milin has the ability to throw his toys out of the cot. Literally, figuratively, and in spectacular style.

Afraid of the dark

Bedtime should be a time when kids feel safe and secure, but as kids' imaginations start to grow, so do their fears.

Moments of mischief

How do children know how to do take the utmost advantage of a parent's distraction?

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Miss A, Awatea

Our social butterfly

Lately Miss A seems to prefer to be with other people rather than her dear old parents. Is this the opposite of separation anxiety?

AWATEA

A day of mischief

Miss A It seemed to be trying for the world record of naughty acts in a single day. If there is such a record she's gone very close to setting a new one.

miss a, awatea

The power of one

Miss A has developed a penchant for wearing one sock and one item of footwear around the house at all times.

miss k

The day trip

Miss K and Miss A have an eventful time while on a day trip to Akaroa.

nathaniel and leon jonassen

Twins avoid bedtime

This video of two-year-old twins Nathaniel and Leon avoiding bedtime defines terrible twos.

Toddler girl

Help - my toddler is pulling out her hair

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.

toddler tantrums

I failed the sippy cup test

Celebrity UK nanny Emma Jenner has listed five ways in which modern day parents are failing. I don't get a passing grade.

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From toddler to terror

We didn't see it coming. Our little girl was a delight - but now my adorable angel has turned into a terror.

Miss A, Awatea

The art of pretend giving

Miss A gives something up on the proviso that it comes back almost immediately. It's like an extreme version of a short-term loan.

Miss A, Awatea

Making a point

Miss A's favourite mode of communication at the moment is pointing - and so far it's getting her what she wants.

Taming the tantrum

Nothing joins parents in unity more than the tantrum. Here are eight things you need to know to tackle them.

Milin

Talking to toddlers

What I say and what my toddler hears seem to be completely different things. Here's my attempt to decode the language barrier.

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Breaking up with dummy

Weaning your child off the dummy can be a traumatic experience. Here are some tips to help you through.

Milin

Pushing the boundaries

As much as I try to understand why Milin's suddenly pushing the boundaries, I'm struggling.

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You and your partner need to make sure you're on the same page when it comes to discipline.

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