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Coping with sibling rivalry and conflict

Sibling rivalry is often about gender, position order, stage and age of development. Child psychologist Dr Fiona Martin believes the most effective way for parents to cope with this challenging sibling conflict is through fostering ‘positive play.’

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Tantrums, defiance and how to respond

All parents experience the challenges associated with their children being ‘oppositional’, it’s the extent of the problems that indicate whether the child’s tantrums or defiance go beyond what you should expect from your average toddler or preschooler.

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The role of childhood comfort objects

While they are formally known as transitional objects, a child's favourite blankie, toy or comfort object is a side effect of their broader developmental need - a companion to talk to, to go to sleep with, or eat with when separating from their parents.

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Preschool bullying: How parents can help

In a Royal Children’s Hospital poll, one in five Australian parents report one or more of their children was bullied. Paediatrician Dr Anthea Rhodes, says bullying is serious and common, harming the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of children.

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Swearing: My sweet child said what?

In that mortifying moment when your child drops a swear word in public and you're waiting for the ground to swallow you up, child development expert Dr Michael Nagel says parents need to stay calm and remember this presents a learning opportunity.

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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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Supporting children’s big emotions

One minute everything is normal, and suddenly something that seems insignificant becomes a full blown, legs flailing temper tantrum. The speed that children’s behaviour can be overtaken by big emotions can come as quite a surprise for parents.

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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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