7 Year Old Labelled With Behaviour Issues: How to Handle it?

At just seven years old your son can be helped to overcome his difficulties. All too often we hear about children whose behaviour has been misinterpreted and handled in what we perceive to be an inappropriate way, and this simply serves to make the situation far worse. I am always …

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I’m a Childminder and My Toddler Keeps Biting the Baby: Why?

Biting always shocks everyone, parents included. As an anti social behaviour, serial biting can lead to a child being excluded from a nursery because of the dangers to other children. Up to a quarter of all children however, will bite at some point, usually between the ages of two and …

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My 5 Year Old Son Has Panic Attacks: How Can I Help Him?

Panic or anxiety attacks in young children are not uncommon, and you should be reassured that there are many, many parents going through the same process as you at the moment. Panic attacks can be triggered by a number of things including past experiences that have upset or unsettled them, …

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Why Does My 12 Year Old Keep Stealing?

Children steal for a number of reasons, sometimes because their friends have dared them to do it and they want to appear grown up and part of the ‘in crowd’, sometimes because they genuinely want something and don’t have the money to pay for it, or sometimes because they want …

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Why Does My Child’s Behaviour Change?

There may be many causes for a change in a child’s behaviour but often it is down to one of two main reasons: because of changing emotions of which a child may not be conscious or able to verbalise or because it is a learned behaviour that the child knows …

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How Can I Stop Breastfeeding Successfully?

Weaning a child from the breast, especially one old enough to make her preferences for this type of feeding known, can be a very emotional time for a mother. You may feel guilt, anger, anxiety, frustration and much more – sometimes all at the same time. However, when you know …

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Does My Child Have a Behaviour Disorder?

Only a trained professional could diagnose a behaviour disorder in your son, and this could only happen after such a professional observes and interacts with your child as well as hears about his personal history. In a child as young as 3, this may be hard to do given that …

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How do I approach my Friend About Her Children?

This must be a frustrating situation, so take a deep breath. Count to ten. Then, remind yourself that you are living in your friends’ house. The bad news is that when you live in someone else’s house you really do live under their rules – just like Mum used to …

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