Expert panel: Toddler

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Hi , Thanks for writing to me. Bringing a new baby into the family changes the dynamics for everyone, but it is up to us to try to make it a po...

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Hi Vicky, This is such a frequent problem for parents. Using their bowels in the toilet often takes children a lot longer to master than urinat...

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Hi , It is great that you have her mother “on board” with your concerns. Time out is usually a successful strategy, but perhaps tak...

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Hi , Thank you for sharing your concerns about your son with me. It is heartbreaking as a parent for your child to be feeling this way. We lov...

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Hi , It is comforting and safe to be picked up by someone who loves us, however it is not always practical. The way to manage this behaviour is...

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Hello Metissa, Your daughter is not quite 2, so I would not worry too much about her not weeing in the toilet at the moment. I am sure there ar...

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Hi Belinda, As you mentioned, sibling rivalry is extremely common (in fact it is an important time for children to learn how to socialise with o...

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Hi Marianne, Before becoming a psychologist and mother of 4, I was a classroom teacher. For a child of his age I would highly recommend sticker...

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Hi. Thanks for your email. Young children do not have the verbal skills to communicate their feelings and certainly in this situation your chil...

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Hi , This is a common behaviour for babies. Your son has learned this new action which is fun to do and he is testing it out or gets comfort fr...

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Hi Sharon, I have just written an article for this website about how to manage toddler’s biting (see link at the top of this page). It ha...

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Hi Karen, Thanks for the email. Children develop a fear of baths (or water) for many reasons. It may be because they slipped, or perhaps the n...

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