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How to deal with a bossy toddler

Posted on Oct 27, 2015

Some toddlers are born trying to take charge of every situation; others are just passing through a bossy phase. Whichever category your toddler falls into, you’ll want to avoid constant power struggles. Starting a pattern of arguments, even...

Article By: Dr Lauren Stretch

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How do I know if my child is school ready?

Posted on Sep 14, 2015

Starting your child in school at the right time allows them to thrive throughout their school career and into their adult lives, providing benefits for the whole community and nation. So how do parents equip themselves to get it right?

Article By: Dr Lauren Stretch

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Activities for your 3 year old

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

As a preschooler, as many as half will have an imaginary friend, so don’t be surprised if you’re asked to place an extra place at the dinner table. These ‘phantoms’ don't mean your child is lonely or unstable. In fact, children with...

Article By: Dr Lauren Stretch

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Activities for your 2 year old

Posted on Jun 25, 2015

A child this age wears their heart on their sleeve (and voice, fists, stamping feet, and crocodile tears). Most obvious as a change you see of your child, is that you seldom have to guess their emotional state.

Article By: Dr Lauren Stretch

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Activities for your 12 month old

Posted on Apr 29, 2015

At this age, the way your baby plays may be changing. Now that they have perfected the art of picking up and manipulating small objects with their hands, they may be interested in more energetic play to strengthen arms and legs. But you still need...

Article By: Dr Lauren Stretch

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Activities for your 6 - 12 month old

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

For a child between the age of six and 12 months, their physical-motor development should see improved leg and foot strength, the child should be able to crawl forwards and backwards, and even turn around, and use their hands voluntarily and...

Article By: Dr Lauren Stretch

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Activities for your 3 month old baby

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

The early years of a child’s life are years of rapid development and change, so it’s important to provide a stimulating environment to help them grow and aid brain development.

Article By: Dr Lauren Stretch

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Dummy Weaning Tips

Posted on Mar 16, 2015

So many parents say ‘my child will not have a dummy’ But then the crying starts, parents resort to using a dummy and your baby and their dummy become inseparable. But when it comes to separating your child, it’s a task, which is a little...

Article By: Dr Lauren Stretch

How much time should I spend with my child each day stimulating them?

Posted on Mar 9, 2015

How much time a parent should spend with their child is age specific. But it is important to remember that the early years of a child’s life are years or rapid development and change. And, it’s because of this that it is important to...

Article By: Dr Lauren Stretch