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.
Childhood nightmares Children don't tend to start having nightmares until they are at least two years old but more commonly these might start when they are at least three or four. Unless the upset caused by the nightmares appears to be extreme, don’t worry too much about them – we all have ways in which our brains unload during the night and children get this too from time to time.
Sunburn and Heat Exhaustion - what to do and when to seek help!
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Acute Allergic Reaction - how to help
All allergic reactions occur because the body's im...
Dealing with fussy eaters
The tag ‘fussy eater’ can be attached ...
Counting with your child
Being able to count up to ten before starting scho...
Encouraging your child's imagination
Role play can help toddlers understand the world around them. This is particularly useful if you have to make a doctor's visit where the toddler will feel unsure with strangers. It also helps toddlers to understand other's feelings and can introduce a whole range of vocabulary that you wouldn't normally use in everyday instructions.
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.