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Posts from the category: Behaviour Guidance

Kids Music 101: Music & Emotions – Music for Stimulating Positive Behaviour

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This post is by regular contributor Christine Gora of Kids Music Toys. Marketers have known for years that music is a powerful tool for encouraging particular consumer outcomes. There has been much research into the effects that volume, speed, pitch and types of music have on product preference … [Read more...]

E-book Review: Parenting With Positive Guidance

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Today a keyword search for books on 'parenting' at Amazon.com will net you 61,181 titles to choose from. Publishers are tapping into the struggle of modern day parents in their search for a quick fix to sleep problems, a simple formula for fussy eating or an ABC for handling behavioural … [Read more...]

Using a Reward Chart as a Positive Parenting Tool

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As an early childhood teacher, I talked many parents through the process of successfully using reward charts as one tool in their parenting toolkit and recently (as parents of an almost three year old) we have had cause to put the good old reward chart into practice in our own home as well.  Reward … [Read more...]

Aaah! Coping with Toddler Sleep Issues

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One of the things that can be most frustrating about baby and toddler sleep disturbances, is their inability to tell you what is causing the problem. Recently, Immy (who is now 33 months and usually a good sleeper in terms of going to sleep and staying asleep) has been waking in the night. … [Read more...]

Encouraging Independence In Children

I am truly grateful to the wonderful bloggers who have been helping me through the past few weeks. Today we welcome, Nicole Avery, the wonder-Mum behind the popular parenting blog, Planning with Kids, to talk about a subject close to my heart. In families with young children it can seem … [Read more...]

7 Parenting Lessons to be Learnt from Fishing

Dad 101 has recently rediscovered his love of fishing, a pastime he fondly recalls from childhood memories. I am not really a worm-on-a-hook type of gal myself but would love Immy to grow up with more of an adventurous, outdoorsy spirit than my childhood bookworm status bestowed me! As I watch … [Read more...]

Can Toddlers Play Independently?

Independent Play for Toddlers | Childhood 101

This post is in response to the two requests for help I have recently received from Childhood 101 readers about toddlers and independent play. This is an extract from one reader’s email… Now as a SAHM, I make an effort to ensure J has interesting play experiences which sometimes I will be involved … [Read more...]

Protecting our Kids: Bullying

Three plead not guilty in school bullying case which led to Phoebe Prince's suicide - News.com.auOne in 10 teens cyberbullied every few weeks - The Daily TelegraphA 'watershed' case in school bullying? - USA TodayHeadlines like this concern me. Bullying is a big problem for school aged children and … [Read more...]