Development FAQ: 12-18 months – Behaviour

My daughter of 14mths finds it difficult to cope with my husband’s repeated absences and reappearances due to work. My husband works abroad and is away from home for a week / 2 weeks at a time. When he goes, we explain that he is working but will be back. We talk to my 14mth […]

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Development FAQ: 12-18 months – Behaviour

My daughter of 15mths has little speech but one word she uses constantly is “no”. She will say this when either asked to do something, or told to stop doing something. At first it seemed quite amusing but now I feel as if every day is battle of wills from the moment she gets up. […]

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Development FAQ: 12-18 months – Behaviour

I have a very boisterous 15-month-old girl and she is quite strong willed! How do you approach discipline at this age? For instance when we go to toddlers’ group she just runs in and pulls everything off the shelves; each time I ask her to stop she just runs to something else. She doesn’t seem […]

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Development FAQ: 12-18 months – Behaviour

My daughter Harriet is 13-months-old and sometimes gets really scared of other people – not only strangers, but sometimes friends of mine whom she has met several times before. She looks at them fearfully and bursts into tears. Today we went to a singing group for the fourth time. The first two times were OK […]

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Development FAQ: 12-18 months – Learning

My 15mth son has begun to clamp his mouth shut when it is time to brush his teeth. I am beginning to dread getting my son ready for bed as he just refuses to have his teeth brushed. He will open his mouth for me and then clamps tightly shut onto the brush and wont […]

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Development FAQ: 12-18 months – Other Advice

How much television should I let my 17-month-old watch? Should I allow my 17-month-old to watch TV or videos every day and for how long should he be watching? He is beginning to show signs of wanting to watch TV when he can’t find anything else to do. Also, how do I monitor what is […]

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Development FAQ: 12-18 months – Other Advice

My son Harry has just started walking at thirteen months. Over the weekend, while my mother-in-law was staying, and watching Harry, she commented that he had “flat feet”. I have checked on the Internet, but cannot find any advice on the subject. Harry has had the appropriate medical checks during his first year, and the […]

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Development FAQ: 12-18 months – Other Advice

My daughter, Jemima, began to walk four weeks ago when she was thirteen months old. She has been wearing soft, leather slipper shoes, but these are not very robust, and I worry that she will hurt her feet when we are outside. I took her to the shoe shop, and the assistant told me that […]

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