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Connecting with your toddler
Connecting with your toddler
Toddlers want to communicate but are easily frustrated. They want independence but fear separation. Understanding toddlers helps you connect with them.
Praise, encouragement and rewards
Praise, encouragement and rewards
Praise helps children feel good about themselves, which boosts self-esteem and confidence. Praise can also encourage good behaviour in children. Read more.
Communicating well with children: tips
Communicating well with children: tips
Good communication with children means listening well and encouraging your child to listen when you talk. Get tips to improve communication with your child.
Good family relationships: how to build them
Good family relationships: how to build them
Good family relationships help your children feel secure and loved. Here’s how to build relationships with quality time, communication, teamwork and more.
Positive attention and your child
Positive attention and your child
Positive attention is responding to your child with warmth and interest. It helps your child feel secure and valued. Find out how positive attention works.
Overcoming obstacles to positive attention
Overcoming obstacles to positive attention
An overview of the obstacles that commonly interfere with parents' ability to be positive and give positive attention to their children. Includes ideas for dealing with work-related stress, life stress, ill health and relationship difficulties.
Building good parent-child relationships
Building good parent-child relationships
Positive parent-child relationships are important for all areas of children’s development. Read ideas for strengthening your relationship with your child.
What’s in a smile?
What’s in a smile?
Did you know that a simple smile from you can boost your baby’s brain development? Read more about why smiling is good for baby and child development.