Development

TODDLER TANTRUM

Resisting routines

Our morning/dinner/bedtime is a hot mess of horrors.

Lying sign of 'healthy development'

Punishing kids for lying will only make them lie more, a study finds.

Breaking with routine

When Miss K departed from the script and told me to leave her at the kindy gate so she could put her bag up by herself it really threw me a curve ball.

Grand plans

Sometimes it's hard to manage expectations of how things work in the real world when you have a child with an active imagination.

Lessons I've learned

Before each of my children turned one year old, I instinctively knew that something wasn't right with their speech and language.