Why I banned nursery rhymes at home

"But soon after my son was born I found myself stopping in the middle of these quaint little songs, befuddled by their bizarre lyrics."

It wasn't something I deliberately set out to do; ban nursery rhymes. But I tried.

How do I stop my toddler hitting?

Don't ask your toddler why he hits. He doesn't know the reason himself!

I just don't know how to get through to him that This Is Not Okay. Help!

No one wins a power struggle with a 3-year-old

When time or safety is of the essence and I don’t want the other kids to see him get away with not doing what he’s supposed to, what can I do to encourage compliance?

When time or safety is of the essence, what can I do to encourage compliance?

How to uncling a clingy cling-on

Let's not forget the six-year-old sibling in all this. It's hard having a needy little sister.

I have a very attached 4-year-old. It is getting a bit better, but the school drop-off is still an issue.

5 reasons your toddler is waking – and what to do about it

If your toddler is waking overnight, there may be a legitimate reason.

You have followed your baby's lead for a whole year (or more!) and there seems no sign that this child will ever sleep 'all night'. Now what?

Barbie ditches heels, embraces flats

Barbie now wears flat shoes.

Barbie's new ankles means she can finally embrace a different type of style - flat shoes.

Almost strangled by sister's hair

Taleisha and her big sister Rhianna.

Mum warns of the dangers of babies or toddlers sharing beds with anyone with long hair after near-tragedy.

10 signs your baby has become a toddler

When does a baby become a toddler?

How do you know when it's time to move on? When does a baby become a toddler?

Five ways to understand your toddler

Kids need a supportive environment where they can play, have fun and learn about themselves through problem solving.

Here are some top tips from an expert from the land of tiny people.

A bad time for a tantrum


The toddler banged the ground with her fists. She quickly ended up on the world news.

Trouble-shooting toddler social skills

When your child is the most reserved one in the group you may worry they're not having fun.

Some toddlers aren't the social butterflies we'd like them to be, or they have trouble playing 'nicely'.

A preschooler suddenly goes mute - and it's not just shyness

When that voice suddenly goes away, you become desperate to hear it, even for just a moment, and every moment without it is a torment.

Parents instinctively know the sound of their child's voice, the voice that they alone can pick out of a cacophonous playground.

Seven things my toddler taught me about my home

Having a toddler has taught me to be at peace with chaos.

My standards at home were never that high but having a two-year-old has taught me to be cool with chaos

The time I was accused of child abuse

In five-and-a-half-years of parenting she had never even spanked her kids, and yet the police were at her door to investigate child abuse.

Someone had anonymously called the police reporting a woman for slapping her two kids in the face.

Tighter controls needed for toddler's tongue tie ops

When her son Alex's weight stalled at three months, mum Jules Hyde suspected he might have a "tongue-tie".

Their 4-year-olds eat what?

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08:  Actor Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka attend the Broadway Opening night of "The Audience" at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 8, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Neil Patrick Harris' young twins, who would eat oysters over burgers, set an example for fussy kids everywhere.

A children’s book that redefines how we view princesses

The Princess Who Saved Herself is based on a song written by Jonathan Coulton and is illustrated by artist Takeshi Miyazawa.

Princesses don't need saving. That's the great message a new children's book is spreading.

4-year-old girl addicted to eating carpet

Four-year-old Jessica with her mum Kelly: Jessica has a rare medical condition and is addicted to eating the carpet underlay in her room.

"To stop her I would have to remove everything from my house, including all chairs and sofas."

The surprising thing about moving with a toddler

Moving house with a toddler? Sometimes it's not as painful as you'd think.

What this move has shown me, though, is that sometimes the biggest changes are smaller than we grown-ups believe.

Your toddler did what?

It's easy for toddler meal time to become a battleground.

It's great when toddlers master new skills - but what about when those new skills end up costing you money?

Anna Guy: Following the toddler hurricane

Anna Guy

I found Miss Ruby in the bathroom cupboards having an absolute ball pulling out boxes of plasters, unrolling toilet paper and she had even found a box of tampons to throw around the room.

Performance evaluation. By your toddler

So, about nap time. I've tried to tell you I'm done with naps twice a day.

Hi, Mum. I have a few things to tell you about your recent performance. Come see me.

The escape of the Houdini nappy

Matt Calman's daughter, Miss A.

I hear about the tots that have a penchant for ripping their nappies off and the odd one that even smears the brown stuff on the walls and fine home furnishings, and I shudder.

Disney can't Let It Go

Back for a sequel: Elsa and Anna from the original Frozen.

The US studio Disney has announced plans for Frozen 2, the long awaited sequel to the blockbuster animated film.

Taylor Swift grants terminally ill 4-year-old girl's last wish

LAST WISH: Jalene Salinas hopes to dance with Taylor Swift.

With the help of their Texas community and the hashtag, #ShakeItOffJalene, Jalene’s last wish was granted.

Should your child be napping?

Blessed sleep: Its absence is stressful for baby and parents and needs right responses.

Last week, the treasured practice of toddler napping was called into question.

'Peppa Pig' episode banned in Australia for sending the wrong message about spiders


According to one viewers spiders should be feared and not befriended.

Dad's frozen mistake angers toddler


Toddler milestones

It is important to realise that a child’s developmental progress does vary greatly, and is not a race.

Five signs your child has head lice

The signs of a head lice infestation may not be as obvious as you think.

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