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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?
My little girl is developing a stutter. She is three years old and has started hesitating between words and repeating sounds. I’ve seen the doctor and we are working on techniques to help her. Should I be worried about how this might psychologically affect her?
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Early Learning Consultant, Goodstart Early Learning
Jane De Vita has worked in early childhood in various roles for more than 30 years. In this time she has been a kindergarten teacher and director, a university tutor, a supervisor of students on practice teaching, a family day care co-ordinator, and a child care director.
Jane is currently an early childhood...
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