Shyness is a matter of personality. So it’s not your child who has to change; it’s you. Maybe it sounds harsh. But it’s not hard at all. It just requires less pushing.
It's a tricky time giving up the daytime naps - everyone's a bit tired and scratchy. But don't worry; after a while things will calm down and you'll find a new routine that works.
There are two key ways you can help your child develop language. One is to read to them a lot. The other is to talk to them.
So you want a well-mannered kid? It’s actually not that hard. But there is a catch; you have to be well-behaved yourself...
It begins with small portions of puréed food. The next step is chewing on more solid food, until eventually, you and your child are eating the same food.
Here are some tips for creative toddlers who are totally into art and crafts.
For those days when you're stuck for ideas, here's a list of fun things to do indoors together.
By helping to improve motor skills and create interest, you are laying the foundations for your little writer-to-be.
It's hard to tell if there's something wrong with your child's speech and language development or not. But trust your instincts and make that telephone call if you're at all worried.
No empathy to talk of, egocentric to say the least. The only part of give-and-take they can relate to is “take”.
But with time and practice they will learn the basics of how to be a good friend.
And you can help.
Playing alongside other children is all you can expect from your toddler. At 18 months, they are still too focused on themselves to make really good playmates. But they can always practise.
A blast in the fresh air is just what you need to beat cabin fever. Here are some fun things to do outside with your preschooler.