Bribes, Rewards and Praise – what’s the difference and does it matter?

‘If you sit on the potty, you can have a Smartie.’ ‘Thank you for helping pack up the toys. Now we can go to the park.’ ‘I will get you the ice-cream now if you promise you will sit still in the …

Bad habits (nose picking, masturbation, drinking bathwater and (ugh!) eating boogers)

Your tot is intrigued. He has discovered his nostrils and his penis – with gusto! You are feeling grossed out by the nose-picking and playing with his ‘willy’ in public is enough to make you want to pretend you are fostering a …

Snaps and Snails and Puppy Dogs tails – what messages do we give to littlies about being boys and girls?

  You may be able to keep your girl out of pink but it is more difficult to temper the media message that ‘pink is only for girls’. Television doesn’t always portray male and female role models as rigidly as ‘The Brady …