Children and Picky Eating

Picky eating can be frustrating for parents, but most children will attempt to eat only what they enjoy, so picky eating is therefore not abnormal in their own minds. In fact, many children do not recognise themselves as picky eaters and instead operate under the assumption that they should only …

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Children and Public Temper Tantrums

Children throw temper tantrums as a way to express the pent-up anger frustration and sometimes even fear that they are not always able to verbalise. Not all children throw temper tantrums, and not all children throw temper tantrums in the same way, but for the most part fits of crying, …

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Children and Breath Holding

At some time most children get the bright idea that holding their breath will force their parents to give them something that they want. Usually these threats are harmless and bring no results, but occasionally when a child becomes upset (s)he will have a breath holding spell (BHS) that results …

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Children and Aggressive Outbursts

Children tend to show natural aggression beginning around their second birthday. The “terrible twos” are brewing at this point and children have developed to the point where not only do they know that they are independent individuals but they can walk themselves and talk themselves to wherever they please. While …

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