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Articles about 1 year olds

5 ways to teach your child confidence

Confidence in the preschool years, not only translates into success at school, but to increased job satisfaction as an adult.

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The vital role of grandparents in families

Grandparents have always played a vital role in a child’s life. Beyond the treats, cuddles and words of wisdom, grandparents have become increasingly indispensable as they take on a more visible role in raising the next generation.

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Aussie trend toward older parenting

Why does this generation of parents feel an increasing responsibility to be “ready” before starting a family?

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Toddler eating from a bowl

How to build your child a balanced diet

It can be overwhelming to ensure your child manages to get all the nutrients they need. Nutritionist Nicola Inger Scruby says anyone with a toddler knows that sticking to guidelines can be tricky but offers her top tips for navigating fussy eating.

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Busy mother with baby

Managing children and work from home

Busy parents are doing the best they can but many will agree that working from home with children can be tough. Dr Jade Sheen from Deakin University's School of Psychology says there are ways for parents to get the children to work 'with them".

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Boy playing with his father and biting his nose.

Biting: What to do when your child bites

So your toddler has bitten another child. Many of us can empathise with how concerning it is to have a child that is biting. The truth is that for many children aged under three, this is a common and often passing phase of normal child development.

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Toddler reaching for hug

6 ways to manage parental favouritism

When only one parent can put a child to bed or soothe them during the night it can be a drain on both parents. However, parental favouritism has nothing to do with being loved less and actually comes down to the child’s developing cognitive ability.

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Woman hugging her frightened daughter

Loving relationships and a safe brain

A paper on the Science of Neglect explains that when adult responses are unreliable, inappropriate or absent, a child’s developing brain can be disrupted and subsequent learning and behaviour can be impaired. So how do we ensure a child feels safe?

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