3 - 5yrs Clinic
For the first few years of your child's life you are an indispensable teacher. The more you talk to your child, play with them and involve them in your world, the more they'll learn.
But at the age of 3, they will begin to start thinking for themselves; what to play with, who to play with, and how to react when some child he doesn't know snatches his favourite toy.
This period for a young child centres around learning those all important social skills: sharing, caring, table manners, saying please and thank you, making friends and having fun learning new activities. But it's also a time for bigger challenges; maybe starting preschool or nursery, or something unimaginable - like welcoming a new sibling into the family. This stage of parenting has so many rewards - and this section will help you enjoy each milestone as and when it happens.
Dealing with fussy eaters The tag ‘fussy eater’ can be attached to a child who in an extreme ‘only eats food that’s white or red’, or it can mean someone who simply doesn’t like brussels sprouts. But it will depend very much on your own eating habits whether or not you can encourage a more balanced diet in your child.
Why young children lie
Young children tell lies for different reasons. So...
Being a good sharer
Encouraging sharing is a great way to prepare your...
Sunburn and Heat Exhaustion - what to do and when to seek help!
This wonderful weather is great, but it is extreme...
Acute Allergic Reaction - how to help
All allergic reactions occur because the body's im...
Burns - What to do
Burns can happen suddenly and the pain and damage caused can be devastating. Knowing what to do if this should happen can make a massive difference in reducing the amount of pain and scarring experienced and may avoid them having any tissue damage at all.
Cooking with your child
Cooking with your child is one of the most creative ways to have fun, especially on a rainy day. Plus all that weighing and measuring is great for beginning to think about numbers, and cooking with you can help build an appreciation of food and good nutrition.