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Penny Tassoni offers suggestions to ensure a child who bites is deterred from making a habit of it.

It is standard practice to praise children for their achievements. But can too much be counterproductive? Penny Tassoni offers advice.

Under the revised EYFS, learning experiences must be 'challenging and enjoyable'. Is this the ideal opportunity to revisit some tired routines?, asks Penny Tassoni.

The 'Know How' guide will see you through the progress check at two, says Susan Soar, development officer, National Children's Bureau.

When boys are playing boisterously and causing disruption, it may be time to look again at what type of activities are being provided for them, advises 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.

An observational classroom study by Rachel Holmes, Maggie MacLure, Liz Jones and Christina MacRae can give practitioners some revealing insights.

Early years practitioners, like parents, are fiercely divided on the merits of 'reward' stickers for young children. Penny Tassoni sets out the arguments for and against.

Children born a few weeks early have an increased risk of developing behavioural or emotional problems as toddlers, according to new research.

Practitioners admit it is the question that often tries their patience, but it helps to think about a particular child's reasons for asking it, says Jennie Lindon.