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?

How to deal with a tantrum

When your child is packing a tantrum, take a deep breath and try not to focus on how it makes you feel.

Why 'no kids' policies are absurd

I have a confession to make: I'm one of those bloody mothers who takes her bloody children to cafes.

The ultimate warrior

Miss A reminds me of the WWF wrestlers as she climbs up onto the corner of the couch and launches herself onto Miss K below.

Letting a toddler sleep in our bed

Our two-year-old gets hysterical to the point of vomiting if we don't let her sleep in our bed. What should we do?

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The casualties of toddlerhood

My three-year-old has discovered the toilet. And no, not in a "we're toilet-trained" kind of way.

MILIN

Lessons from my toddler

I think I've wasted a bit too much energy in the last year or so picking battles with Milin which haven't really been necessary.

SHY

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.

MILIN

Toddler tantrums

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

Nightmare

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.

miss a, awatea

Moments of mischief

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

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.

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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.

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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.

toddler sleep

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.

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