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Articles about 3 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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Teaching your preschooler about giving

Involving children in the act of giving at a young age allows traits like social awareness, empathy and kindness to be ingrained, according to the CEO of Melbourne based charity Kids in Philanthropy, Sarah Wade.

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Why children need to play with friends

Play can be easily dismissed. After all, how important can playing tea party be? Experts would argue that it’s extremely important. Children who successfully engage in peer play at preschool are more likely to experience better mental health, later on.

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Tantrums: A roadmap to keeping your cool

In this article Dr Justin Coulson, author and one of Australia's most popular parenting experts, explores common mistakes we make when attempting to help our children navigate big emotions and suggests three easy strategies to stay calm under pressure.

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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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Whining: how to stop children whinging

It’s a sound guaranteed to make every parent grimace: whining. Similar to hearing the sound of fingernails on a blackboard, whining usually results in parents doing one of two things – getting cross or giving in to their child’s behaviour.

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