1. Toddlers
  2. Behaviour

Toddler behaviour: common concerns

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    Crying: babies and children 0-8 years

    Crying – all babies and children do it. Crying is common, but it isn’t always easy to handle. Read why babies and children cry and what to do about it.

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    Lies: why children lie and what to do

    Most children tell lies, but it can be a surprise when you first hear your child lying. Here’s how to encourage honesty and help your child avoid lying.

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    Persistent and severe tantrums: what to do

    Persistent or severe tantrums can make family life difficult. To help your child with persistent or severe tantrums, start by looking at tantrum triggers.

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    Swearing: toddlers and preschoolers

    It can be quite a shock when you first hear your child swear. Here’s a practical guide to children’s swearing, including how to handle swearing.

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    Tantrums: why they happen and how to respond

    Is your child having tantrums? Tantrums happen because children are still learning how to handle big emotions. This article explains how to help. Article available in: Arabic, Dari, Karen, Persian, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese.

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    Fear of strangers: babies and young children

    Fear of strangers is normal for babies and young children. If fear of strangers is upsetting you or your child, our practical strategies can help.

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    Breath-holding

    Watching your child have a breath-holding spell can be scary. But your child will start breathing again, usually in about one minute. Read more.

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    Fear of the bath

    A guide to handling children’s fear of the bath and bathing, with tips for making bathtime more enjoyable for babies and toddlers.

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