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Parenting a gifted or talented child

If parents suspect their child may be gifted or talented it is important not to push. A parent's role is to get to know their child’s interests and provide opportunities, ensuring that as a statistical rarity it doesn't lead to loneliness and isolation.

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Dyspraxia: signs, and support for children

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), commonly known as dyspraxia, is more than just clumsiness. It is a motor skill disorder that primarily affects an individual’s ability to learn and perform motor skills. Brian and Sam Elbers know the challenges.

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Baby talk: Learn how to talk to your baby

While we cringe at “coochy coo” baby talk, research shows that it is not just the simplified words and frequent repetition that makes baby talk attractive to babies, but rather the sounds and its characteristic structure, rhythm and use of emotion.

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How to help your baby to sleep

Some babies sleep much more than others. Your baby will have their own pattern of waking and sleeping, and it's unlikely to be the same as other babies you know. It's also unlikely to fit in with your need for sleep. Try to sleep when your baby sleeps.

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Getting to know your newborn baby

From the moment you welcome your new baby, your life changes forever. Now that you are responsible for another person, there’s a whole range of new information you need to know. If you notice anything that worries you, ask your midwife or doctor.

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7 tips for helping your teething baby

While all babies are different, your baby will probably get their first tooth some time during their first year. Find out tips to help your teething baby, how to spot when your baby is teething and what order your baby's teeth are likely to appear in.

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Bedwetting by under fives: Facts and tips

Up to the age of five, wetting the bed is normal. It usually stops happening as your child gets older without the need for any treatment. Try to deal with bedwetting in a positive and calm way, just as you would with problems you face during the day.

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Child development milestones: 0-4 mths

Development in the first four months after birth is rapid as babies connect and communicate. The Australian Government's Early Years Learning Framework Practice Based Resources - Developmental Milestones provides guidance through a range of milestones.

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