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The Importance of Diaper Weaning in Consolidating the Personality

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As parents, it is natural to want to wean your child from diapers as soon as possible. It seems to represent your child’s level of development. The sooner diaper weaning is complete, the better. But a child’s reality is more

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Why Psychosomatic Disease is Common in Children

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We tend to consider our emotional world as separate from our physical world. Being sad is different to having a stomach bug; emotional pain is different to physical pain. But the reality of psychosomatic disease turns that thinking on its

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The “No No” Child

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During toddlerhood, children experience increased control and mastery over their own bodies. They also realize that they can manipulate their parents’ emotional reactions and feel empowered and omnipotent. Power struggles emerge between parent and child. Rachel, aged two and a

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How to Handle Toddler Tantrums

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The terrible twos are fraught with toddler tantrums. As a parent, what is the best resolution? Little Luke is two years and six months old. In general, he is a good natured toddler. He has a big smile that charms

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How to Soothe Your Child’s Fear of Noises

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Does your child have a fear of noises? Laura has recently given birth to her third boy, Tommy. The other two are just three and six years old, and the noise levels would be too much for many mothers to

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Familiarity Starts Months Before Birth: The Importance of in Utero Experiences

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An infant is born with a degree of familiarisation with the world that awaits him or her. This sets the stage for the important developmental milestones that will follow. Right from the moment he is born, a newborn will latch

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Does your toddler want to go it alone? Giving your toddler independence is no easy task

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  Your toddler’s independence can come as a major challenge to what you thought you knew. One of the continual trials of parenting is adapting to your child’s ever-changing needs. Just as you’re getting the hang of one stage, you’re

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