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I have two children who for the most part adore each other and play really well, but get painfully competitive over time spent with me. It’s great to feel loved but the competitiveness is exhausting to deal with and often spoils nice moments. Is there a way to work around this?
I am a mother to three children and my middle child who is four years old is demanding all of my attention. He frustrates his brother and sister by teasing and annoying them and throws temper tantrums when he gets into trouble for it. Nothing I’m doing is working!
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Early Learning Consultant, Goodstart Early Learning
Sharon McKinlay is a researcher, teacher, mother and grandmother. She has worked across a range of early childhood education and care settings over the last fifteen years, as a teacher, leader and mentor and the majority of her teaching has been in rural and regional communities in Queensland.
Her current role...
Senior Child & Family Practitioner for Goodstart Early Learning
State Social Inclusion Coordinator QLD for Goodstart Early Learning
Associate Professor, School of Education, University of the Sunshine Coast