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?
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.
Celebrity UK nanny Emma Jenner has listed five ways in which modern day parents are failing. I don't get a passing grade.
We didn't see it coming. Our little girl was a delight - but now my adorable angel has turned into a terror.
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.
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Miss A's favourite mode of communication at the moment is pointing - and so far it's getting her what she wants.
Nothing joins parents in unity more than the tantrum. Here are eight things you need to know to tackle them.
What I say and what my toddler hears seem to be completely different things. Here's my attempt to decode the language barrier.
Weaning your child off the dummy can be a traumatic experience. Here are some tips to help you through.
As much as I try to understand why Milin's suddenly pushing the boundaries, I'm struggling.
You and your partner need to make sure you're on the same page when it comes to discipline.
Family, friends and strangers warned us: Just wait until your son turns two.
From cutting toast in the wrong shape, to getting the words to Wheels on the Bus wrong. Here are the things you do that really peeve your toddlers.
Toddler logic is sometimes flawless, have a look at these gems.
Paul Pembroke copped some criticism last year for his Tumblr account 'why my son cries', but now other parents are joining in.
See what's on the no-go lists for these four experts when it comes to raising their kids.
Child psychologist Fran Vertue has some tips on getting back into the daycare routine after a holiday.
The way parents handle clinginess can have a big impact on how long it lasts and how bad it becomes.
Saying sorry ... Of all the storms in all the teacups, this quarrel has to be among the greatest.
Unfortunately, it's pretty common for toddlers to play with the contents of their nappies.
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