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When your child’s favourite word is 'NO'!

Most toddlers go through a stage when 'no' is their favourite word. Get some tips here for managing this difficult stage.

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Discipline strategies

Finding the best strategy for disciplining your toddler can take time. Learn more about the do's and don'ts here.

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Childhood behaviours

As children grow and develop, they may exhibit certain behaviours such as anxieties, childhood phobias, temper tantrums and exploring their sexuality.

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Encouraging good behaviour

You can encourage more positive behaviour in your toddler by being specific and clear in your praise and your approach to discipline.

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Planned ignoring: child behaviour tool | Raising Children Network

Planned ignoring is taking your attention away when your child behaves badly. If you use this tool consistently, it works well to guide child behaviour.

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Biting, Challenging child behaviour I Starting Blocks

Biting is a very common behaviour in young children, and is not necessarily an indication something is wrong. Learn ways to manage this.

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Biting, pinching & hair-pulling | Raising Children Network

Biting, pinching and hair-pulling are part of normal development in babies and toddlers. Here’s how to stay calm and teach your child better ways to behave.

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Lies & lying: what to do when children lie | Raising Children Network

Most children lie sometimes. Encourage children to tell the truth by valuing honesty. Use separate consequences for lies and behaviour that leads to lies.

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Positive behaviour in child care I Starting Blocks

Learn how to develop positive behaviour in your child by working collaboratively with your child care service by using this factsheet.

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Movement and play ideas for toddlers | Raising Children Network

Play is important for toddler motor skills development. Play ideas for toddler movement include music play, ride-on-toys and trikes, outdoor play and more.

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