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Biting – what is it all about?

There is no denying the level of emotions that can accompany biting.  Whether your child is biting or being bitten, the emotions can be intense. When biting is ongoing it can be a stressful time for all of the people involved.  There is a definite stigma surrounding biting.  The reality is, as unpleasant as it is, that for young toddlers biting is a common behaviour and part and parcel of their development.

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Preparing your child for LIFE

Becoming a parent is overwhelming. Suddenly we are responsible for this small person and as our primal instincts to protect them emerge, we find ourselves wanting to shelter them from life's storms. Sadly, just like the weather we can't control what happens in life. The good news is, we can prepare our children for this wild, wonderful world by nurturing their developing sense of self.

Here are five everyday approaches that will help:

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The importance of imagination in early childhood

“It’s the ponies that make the sky pink Mum”. Years ago one of my daughters invented this theory.  When I asked her why she thought the sky sometimes turned pink, she pondered the question, and then, out of the blue informed me that “The ponies are to blame”.  Ten years on, she still gazes at the sky and with a slight giggle says “Look…. the ponies are here Mum”. 

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ParentingJen Sievers