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Toddler development

Toilet training the strong-willed child

Whether you are toilet training, eating vegetables, or trying to get dressed in the morning, the strong-willed child can put our patience to the test.

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Repetition and child development

In early childhood, repetition forms the basis for learning, skill development, and accomplishment.

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Using routine to manage behaviour

We all know routines are an important part of child development, and can contribute to how children behave.

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Supporting toddler speech

All children develop at different ages, so Jack n' Jill have compiled some ideas to support and encourage that first word.

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Communication is the key to toddler discipline

The toddler years are difficult time for parents and caregivers, famous for “terrible twos” and the inevitable tantrums that come along with it.

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Understanding why your child hits

It is common for young children to hit others as a way of expressing their feelings of anger, upset or frustration. Luckily, it is possible to understand the motivation behind a child's hitting behaviour, and put in place strategies to make the behaviour stop.

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Top tricks for helping your child transition from cot to bed

The decision to move your child from a cot to a bed is a big one. My Light have provided a few pointers that will help with the transition.

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How to recognise and support sensitive periods in your child’s development

Recognising sensitive periods in your child’s development may be easier than you think. Have you ever wondered why your child wants to repeat the same song or story a million times? It may drive you crazy, but these are classic symptoms of sensitivity.

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Using sign language with toddlers

Baby sign language when used with toddlers can help with frustrating moments as it assists language development and offer your toddler a mode of communication that allows them to be understood.

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8 basic reading skills your child needs before starting school

Parents play a significant role in preparing their children for future academic success. Studies show that the single most important predictor of overall success in school was the amount children were read to as toddlers.

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Toilet training and night time bedwetting

The transition to dry nights and toileting is a key milestone in your little one's life. This talk will help you guide you on toilet training and night time bedwetting.

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Know your child and toilet train in just days

This talk helps you to truly understand your child's inherent needs, their strengths and weaknesses from as early as one year old.

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Is my child ready to start toilet training?

"When do I start toilet training?" is one of the main questions parents ask, and toilet training readiness can be the key contributing factor for months of delay, simply because parents didn't know. Just knowing what to avoid can save lots of time, tears and frustrations.

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Introducing the toddler cup

Drinking from a toddler cup requires unique and different skills in gaining control over their mouth; throat, tongue and lips. Here's some tips on how to introduce a toddler cup.

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Toilet training

Toilet training often begins when parents recognise their toddler’s signs of either going to the toilet or needing to go. Understandably, this recognition from parents usually comes long before the toddler has any idea what’s happening.

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Emotional trainer wheels: managing toddler behaviour

So here’s what will help me – your listening to me! Acknowledge what I am feeling; show your understanding of my distress. Don’t take it personally. I still have my trainer wheels on for learning emotional self-regulation and I suspect you do too as a parent.

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Your guide to starting toilet training

The following guide aims to share information around when your toddler may be ready and willing to participate in toilet training and provides ideas on how to support them through this developmental stage.

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Toddler play – A new understanding

Frustrated by your toddler and their seemingly aimless and destructive play – pulling, pushing, banging, dropping?

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Raising toddlers: How to stop tantrums

Hear simplistic and effective guidance on raising toddlers, including how to stop tantrums by Karen Phillip, one of Australias' leading Family Therapists and Parenting Experts.

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