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I’ve always understood that time-out was a reasonable way to deal with behaviour issues. Now I’m seeing some articles suggesting that time-out has had its day. Is time-out OK and if not, what’s the alternative?
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?
Reaching out for help when you’re a parent means looking to organisations or services with a range of expertise or the means to assist. Whether it’s government payments or a specialised support service, sometimes you just need to ask.
Early Learning Consultant, Goodstart Early Learning
Kylie Romero was born, raised and trained in New Zealand and has lived in Australia since January 2012.
She has been an early childhood educator/teacher since 2001. Kylie is a mum to an 18 year old daughter and one year old son … so both ends of the age scale. Her passions are the infant and toddler age groups...
Associate Professor, School of Education, University of the Sunshine Coast
Lecturer, Faculty of Education (QUT)
Senior Nurse educator at Tresillian Family Care Centres
Director of Paediatrics Gold Coast University Hospital