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Everywhere you go, someone is there with a handy piece of parenting advice. The trouble is, much of this advice is conflicting. With the help of early and middle childhood experts have put together some handy articles to help you navigate some of the messier aspects of parenting, as well as some of the fun stuff. From anxious children, to anxious parents, when to start childcare or preschool, fussy eaters, challenging behaviour and more.

Making friends in School and Childcare | Gowrie NSW

Key Points Childhood friendships teach skills such as sharing and help children to develop communication skills such as learning to express their emotions. By the age of three, children can generally ...
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Screen time for children- how much is too much?

Key Points The definition of screen time for kids in the guidelines includes TV, electronic gaming, computers, tablets and smartphones.  Sufficient physical activity and sleep combined with limited ...
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Separation Anxiety in Babies and Children: Causes and Management Tips

Key Points Separation anxiety is a sign that your child has a secure attachment and healthy bond to you. You are their world. And they don’t like the idea of being apart from you. Separation anxiety ...
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Managing Challenging Behaviour in Toddlers and Children

Key Points Understanding the reasons behind challenging behaviour and how to manage it can help the child and their parent/educator. By understanding why they are behaving in a certain way, you can ...
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Parental anxiety - How to Find Relief as an Anxious Parent

There is a great Steve Biddulph quote that says, "It is our job as parents to be less anxious than our children."
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Preschool and Early Learning | Gowrie NSW

For more than 80 years, Gowrie NSW has been at the forefront of early childhood education in Australia.
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10 Questions to ask a childcare centre before you start

Choosing a childcare centre isn’t easy. With so many options, how do you know which is the best for your child? You want to find a childcare centre where your child can make a new discovery every ...
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Booked a Tour? Here are some tips to help you prepare

A tour of the childcare centre you are considering for your child is one of the best ways to determine if it’s the right centre for you. You can see the educators in action, look around the ...
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Is it Childcare, Daycare or Preschool? Understanding the Lingo

On behalf of the industry, we’re sorry. We’ve certainly made a mess of helping you understand the industry lingo! There are terms that all seem to mean the same thing but surely they must be ...
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