Are you searching for information and advice to help you as a parent to understand and help with a particular young child behaviour problem or issue? One year old screaming? Two year old tantrums? Aggressive three year old boy? Angry four year old girl ?

We provide excellent articles re 1, 2, 3, & 4 Year Old Child Behaviour — the major problems & issues, including discipline strategies, typical or normal behaviour.

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Arguing and Back-Talk


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Time out

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Minimising Mealtime Mayhem

Goals of Parenting

Parenting Roles


Manners, Please!


Toddler Tantrums

How to cope with Toddler Tantrums while Traveling


Young children and TV – How much is too much?


Child Safety – Tips, Advice

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Self Esteem Spirals

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry 1

Sibling Rivalry 2

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Nightmare, Night Terrors & Sleep Walking


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To Smack or not to Smack

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Your Kid gets up my Nose

Step Parents

Thumb sucking


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Hi My son has been at kindy since february of this year. We have been having problems with his social interactions with other children. He pushes, pulls hair, doesn’t like to share and likes taking things from other children or destroying their paintings/sandcastles etc. I also notice that he doesn’t engage in activities for long periods there but he does so at home. The kindy is a very full kindy with 15 children to a teacher with 45 children at the kindy often there is no parent help. I have done some once a term. There is one teachers aide… Read more »


Parenting takes us to the best and the worst places. Watching our dearly loved wee ones behave badley is just awful . We feel such failures at these times / embaressed , alone and isolated with our “problem” The flip side is you will never forget this and will be a wonderful support for others whom you will meet over the years struggling with their children / teens. You’ll be the last person to pass judgement or look down your nose at them!! You have already made some really sound choices. Working as a team with the kindy teachers is… Read more »


oops – sorry about all those spelling mistakes!! I will type my answers
in future using ‘word’ with my best friend the spellcheck!!



Thanks for your response! I just wondered which email address on the
kiwi families website do I contact Diane Levy through? Is it through the
“contact us” page?


Hi there. Just click on Diane’s column. When you are in Diane’s page
there is a red envelope on the top right hand corner with ’email’
written under it. If you click on that you can e mail Diane directly.
I hope you hear from her soon.



Sorry Julie,
For the life of me I still can’t find the email contact!
Maybe you could forward it on for me if this is OK with you?


Hmmm. I have gone in again and this time have been more specific. I hope this helps

1.Click on Celebrity Columns.
2.Click on Diane’s picture.
3.On the right hand top corner a black envelope appears.
4.It has email written in blue to the right of the envelope.
5. Good Luck



HI, I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter and I have just moved in with my brother to help out with his 3 year old daughter as his wife died last year and life has been a bit chaotic since then. There have been quite dramatic problems with the two girls since moving in with lots of fighting. My daughter had never been exposed to this behaviour before and I understand her cousin is attempting to claim her space and my daughter is the same as her world has also been turned upside down to do this but I… Read more »


Hi Leigh My appologies for the long delay. I am sure the situation you are in is a very miserable one . You are very right to look for support as grief and loss are likely to play a role in the situation you find yourself in. I will give you some contacts where support may be available. Tell the receptionist what the difficulties you are experiencing are and ask for their help. Let them know you are at the end of your tether and need help – now! PH 0800 KidStart I 0800 543 782 Bernardos provide a… Read more »

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