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by Doctor Mummy | 19:00

Parenting a stubborn child – how to get their cooperation and why you might not always want to!

‘Why don’t you just make her?’  This is a phrase I quite often hear from people when it comes to my daughter, L.  If she doesn’t want to wear a coat, or she doesn’t

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by Doctor Mummy | 19:39

Christmas gifts for toddlers – 5 presents that will stand the test of time!

It isn’t easy to buy Christmas gifts for toddlers. Last year my daughter, L, asked for ‘a pink balloon’. That was a fairly easy request to fulfill. This year her list has been a

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by Doctor Mummy | 08:46

Anger management techniques for children – how to put your kids back in control of their temper!

It’s not easy when your kid loses the plot and the younger the child, the harder it is to control. I’ve written before about the importance of teaching your child empathy and to recognise

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by Doctor Mummy | 08:46

Parenting tips for toddlers – how positive parenting skills can change your life!

I am immensely proud of my 3 year old daughter, L. She is smart and funny and resourceful. She is also stubborn, opinionated and spirited. When she makes up her mind it is near

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by Doctor Mummy | 21:26

Parenting books for toddlers – the good, the great and the terrifying!

I’m a big reader. I love books and enjoy reading about a whole range of topics. Since having my two kids I’ve discovered the new genre of parenting books.   There are A LOT

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by Doctor Mummy | 22:03

How to get a toddler to eat – no more stressful meal-times!

I am blessed with a toddler who eats really well – L’s appetite is legendary! Part of that is just her, she likes her food, but she went through a phase of refusing to

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by Doctor Mummy | 22:45

The best learning apps for toddlers – how to get the most from their screen-time

When L was two we bought her a kindle-fire for kids. I had some concerns about screen-time, but I really liked the control the kindle fire gave me and especially the ability to set

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by Doctor Mummy | 12:28

Toddlers’ sleeping problems – tips and tricks for getting your toddler to sleep better and longer!

I’ve previously written about the difficulties we had with my daughter L’s sleep and the steps we took to break the sleep associations that didn’t work for us.   L is now 3 years

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by Doctor Mummy | 08:58

Child behaviour management – tips for getting young children to behave the way you want!

L is generally a well-behaved girl, but like all children she does have her moments!  I have previously written about helping children to manage tantrums and physical aggression, but in this post we will

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by Doctor Mummy | 21:34

How to handle a toddler’s tantrums

L has always been a sweet, affectionate, loving little girl and was relatively well-behaved, so it was a huge shock to me when the tantrums started. I’ll never forget the first one – we’d

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