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: 24+ months – Learning

How do I keep all our toys tidy? By the end of the day, my two-and-a-half-year-olds toys are scattered all over the house. I have run out of space and usually end up pushing them all into large boxes. He makes no attempt to help me clear up at the end of the day. How […]

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Development FAQ: 24+ months – Learning

How can I make my 25-month-old hurry up? How can I get my 25-month-old to hurry up? She often refuses to hear me when I tell her that her meal will be ready in five minutes, and then she takes ages to finish whatever she’s doing, so the meal is cold. It’s the same with […]

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Development FAQ: 24+ months – Learning

There are certain rules and standards I would like my son of 2.7mths to understand. What is the best way to teach him? My son who is 2 years and 7months loves to play jumping games with my husband but he now seems to think that he can jump around wildly on anybody’s sofa. Am […]

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Development FAQ: 24+ months – Learning

My two-and-a-half-year-old toddler is getting too rough for comfort. My two-and-a-half-year-old toddler is getting too rough for comfort. He is a little boy, so I always expected him to be boisterous but my fear is that it’s getting dangerous for his baby sister, who is nearly one. He is hitting, pulling and pushing and has […]

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Development FAQ: 24+ months – Learning

My two-and-a-half-year-old son is very clingy. My two-and-a-half-year-old son is very clingy. I work at home and he’ll cry and protest when I try and go to my office. Five minutes later he is perfectly happy with the nanny, but I find these scenes distressing. He doesn’t like to leave me when we go to […]

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Development FAQ: 24+ months – Learning

How much choice should I let my toddler of 2 years 7mths have? How much choice should I allow my daughter, Sarah, who is 2 years 7 months, to have? I have always believed that giving plenty of choice over what to wear or eat would help her to grow up confident and knowing her […]

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Development FAQ: 18-24 months – Learning

My daughter of 23 months is very headstrong and determined to do things her way.  Every morning she wants to get dressed all by herself, which I know should be encouraged, but she is not yet able to cope without some help. This usually ends in her getting very frustrated and having a tantrum as […]

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