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Toddler Behaviour: Taming Toddler Tantrums

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Most parents have experienced their toddler’s challenging behaviour at some point whether it’s the “terrible twos” or for that matter, threes, fours or more. Watching your child scream, kick or throw himself to the ground in exasperation is never easy, yet as a parent, what’s important, is being able to look beyond the red-faced anger […]

Grief and loss

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

When a child experiences the death of a loved one, be it a close relative, friend or even pet, it can often be difficult for adults to help the child deal with their loss and grief. While children may differ on their understanding of death, based on their age and other contributing factors, it is […]

Asperger’s Disorder

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What is Asperger’s Disorder? Children with Asperger’s Disorder have a marked and ongoing impairment in social interaction, and they develop restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests and activities. In contrast to Autism, there are no significant delays in language acquisition and development. During the first three years of the child’s life, there are no significant […]

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder show a pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typical of a child their age. This pattern of behaviour must be observable both at home and at school. Children suffering from ADHD often fail to pay close attention to detail in […]

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

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Children with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) experience high levels of anxiety and worry about a number of events or activities, and find it difficult to control these worries.  They may worry about as punctuality, school performance or catastrophic events such as earthquakes. The intensity, duration or frequency of the child’s worries is far out of […]