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Report warns against physical discipline

A report from the American Academy of Paediatrics finds that parents should not use corporal punishment as it can be associated with aggressive behaviour in a child and make it more likely that children will be defiant or aggressive in the future.

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Why boys wrestle, play fight and fidget

Science tells us that because of their biological makeup, sitting still is just not an easy proposition for boys. Whether you have a boy or a girl you may have wondered what science can tell you about the brain's role in shaping your child's behaviour.

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Bringing up girls: Biology and behaviour

Whether you have a boy or a girl you may have wondered what science can tell you about the brain's role in shaping behaviour. There is evidence suggesting that the physiology of the female brain plays a tremendous role in how girls behave and learn.

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Don't leave me! 6 tips for saying goodbye

Separation anxiety usually starts around six months when a child starts to develop a stronger bond with the primary care giver, then peaks around 10 to 18 months and fades after their second birthday. Discover six tips for easing the separation process.

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Why toddlers bite and what to do

Biting can be a normal part of exploring their environment and a response to under-developed toddler communication skills. This doesn’t make it okay, however understanding why children bite and arming yourself with strategies can relieve a lot of stress.

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Tips for preparing for a new sibling

Sibling relationships can be some of the most important of a person’s life but are often characterised by rivalry. While this is a normal part of childhood, parents can help ease possible tensions.

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