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Mindful carers are needed to ensure that children with different needs get the right amount of stimulation. Anne O'Connor explains.

A study has found that how well children do at school is not affected if their mother returns to work in their first year of life.

The tantrums, biting and defiant behaviour often associated with this age group can be managed when you understand the reasons behind it, says Penny Tassoni.

If a child relatively new to the nursery shows troubled behaviour, think again about the process of settling in. Penny Tassoni offers some practical tips.

Babies who show excessive crying and difficulties in sleeping and feeding in their first year are more likely to develop significant behavioural problems as they get older, a new study suggests.

Separating from a parent can be difficult for a child, but what does it mean when they are upset at being reunited? Cath Hunter considers

In its last few weeks in the womb a baby is already busy learning, says Annette Karmiloff-Smith, in the first of a new series on the developing brain.

Babies who are behind in their development at the age of nine months are more likely to have learning and behavioural problems at the age of five, according to a major study published last week.

Few parents escape the embarrassment of their child having a tantrum at the supermarket checkout or on the floor of a restaurant.

Distressed babies may be unable to regulate their own reactions. Their condition is explored by child psychotherapist Robin Balbernie.