Parenting > Toddlers: 1 – 2 years

How to prevent burns this winter

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Contributor

With fires lit, heaters on and kettles boiling, we may be fighting the winter cold, but how safe ...

Welcoming a new baby: How to help a big sibling with the transition

Posted on July 11, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

Welcoming a new baby to the family when you have a toddler is a joyous occasion that can ...

Bye-bye cot, hello big bed

Posted on July 5, 2017 by Contributor

YouTube is crammed with videos of ingenious toddlers scaling the bars of their cots in a bid for ...

How to raise an honest toddler

Posted on July 3, 2017 by Living & Loving

If you’re getting a version of the truth every time you have a chat with your toddler, try ...

Fine motor development: What is it, when does it start & when should I be concerned?

Posted on June 30, 2017 by Contributor

The foundation for good fine motor skills is good gross motor skills – so get those little bodies ...

Tech and tots: How to be a responsible parent in the digital age

Posted on June 27, 2017 by Contributor

Because babies are very readily engaged by screens, it can be tempting to rely on screen time as ...

The 10 moods only toddlers have

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Contributor

A baby's emotions usually came in three flavours: happy, hungry, and tired. Toddlers though? The world is theirs ...

9 Things to do when your toddler is driving you nuts

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Contributor

If you find that you’re having a trying day when your toddler is driving you nuts, here are ...

Helping little ones with big emotions

Posted on May 22, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

Research shows that giving your child the gift of emotional intelligence can greatly improve their quality of life. ...

5 Embarrassing toddler scenarios and how to handle them

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Living & Loving

Clinical psychologist and mother of twins Dr Colinda Linde explains how to save the day when your toddler’s ...

3 Fun games your toddler can play with beanbags

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Living & Loving

Do you have some extra material lying around at home? Make small beanbags, so you can play these ...

The ABC of reading to your child

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Contributor

Reading to your child early on and often is not just an important bonding exercise – it also ...

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Toddlers: How to ditch the dummy

Posted on April 26, 2017 by Dr. Lauren Stretch

Your child isn't 'naughty' for wanting a dummy and neither is it a reflection of your parenting skills...

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10 Ways to get kids to play by themselves

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Claire Minnaar

While it’s difficult separating from your child, it’s in their best interest to learn to keep themselves entertained ...

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Supporting your 3-year-old’s development

Posted on March 13, 2017 by Dr. Lauren Stretch

Having a three-year-old can make you proud and drive you insane all at the same time ...

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Is there a right time to have a second child?

Posted on March 10, 2017 by Living & Loving

There is no one correct age gap between children – there are advantages and disadvantages to any of ...

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A courageous toddler’s journey to a new kidney

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Contributor

After Isabella was born at Victoria Hospital, doctors discovered that she suffered from what is called 'leaky kidneys' ...

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Bribing kids to eat their vegetables is not sustainable – here’s what to do instead

Posted on March 1, 2017 by The Conversation

How can you get a fussy child to eat vegetables? It’s a question that plagues many frustrated parents ...

How to predict which babies will develop autism

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Contributor

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers used MRIs images of babies’ brains and brain measurements to accurately predict autism ...

5 Budget-friendly kids’ party-planning tips to make the day stress-free

Posted on February 13, 2017 by Living & Loving

Here’s how to prevent your child’s birthday celebration from taking over your life …

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