Helpful advice for years 1 to 5

The next few years of your child’s life will bring you many more rewards and some challenges.

In this section

  • Helping children to learn to behave the way you want them to is one of the most important jobs of being a parent. Here are some tips on teaching good behaviour and on dealing with tantrums. Read more
  • Your child’s diet can include a variety of food, and they should be eating around 3 meals per day plus snacks in between. Read more
  • Fussy or picky eating is common in children under 5 years – but most children will eat when they are hungry. If your child is a fussy eater, try the ideas on this page.  Read more
  • Most children will be ready to start learning to use the toilet any time between about 20 months and about 3 years. Not all children are ready at the same age.  Read more
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