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A new television programme investigates whether three- and four-year-olds can help elderly people with dementia.

How an autism course helped Stacey Smith improve a girl’s behaviour. By Gabriella Jozwiak

Violent play is often disturbing, but if managed properly it can be a useful outlet for some children. By Charlotte Goddard

Politeness and manners are a concern for parents, but the meaning and intention behind ‘please’, ‘thank you’ and ‘sorry’ must be taught, not just the words themselves, says Caroline Vollans

How should practitioners deal with a child who is always angry and is making life difficult for everyone at the setting? Cath Hunter explores some strategies both for nursery and for home

A snippet of Nursery World history and years of sound advice to parents are revealed in a new book about Susan Isaacs

A child who is always feeling unwell or hurt when they have no physical cause to be may need emotional support, explains Cath Hunter

The child who always wants to please is evidently kind and caring, but this behaviour could be masking low self-esteem and other problems that need to be addressed, explains Cath Hunter

Ahead of next month’s Anti-Bullying Week, Caroline Vollans examines what bullying behaviour actually is and shows how practitioners can encourage children’s kindness and co-operation

Dealing with conflict is an important life skill, so practitioners must weigh up when to step in and provide a solution – and when to let the children sort it out for themselves, explains Nicola Watson