"I imagined him looking for me, and I wasn't there for him": A mom, her baby and the longest week of her life

2018-08-14 10:46

Noni wrote in to share her heart-breaking story of leaving her little one at crèche for the first time.

Serena Williams says she has never spent a day away from her daughter

2018-07-20 11:19

Serena says she hasn't spent a single day without baby Alexis since she was born and we totally get it – separation anxiety is real, mama!

Is it a good idea to share a bed with your child?

2017-12-21 15:01

All too soon your baby has become a toddler but he still wants to sleep with you. How do you then get children to make the transition to their own bed?

How to deal with separation anxiety

2016-04-20 14:27

Some tips for when you need to leave your little one behind.

How to help a homesick kid

2015-10-16 11:29

Tears, fears, nerves and nightmares.

How to avoid a teary first day of playschool

2013-06-03 10:57

For many that first day of playschool ends in floods of tears. How can you avoid this for you and your tot? 

Separation anxiety when starting school

2010-11-17 16:23

"My child expresses difficulty separating from us, specifically me, now that he's entering school. What is the cause of this?" Gael Beckett offers some insight.

"He's suddenly very clingy"

2010-08-25 11:53

My little boy turns 3 and in the past 2 weeks he really has turned clingy and insecure – especially around his school. Normally he loves it and waves goodbye but lately he is clinging onto me and begging me not to leave him (I am a fulltime working mom). I've tried to leave him home with his nanny (who has been with him since birth) but that doesn't work and he also begs me not to leave. When I see him again he is angry with me and turns his back on me for a while. Is this a normal phase? He has never, ever suffered from separation anxiety before. The only thing different is he is on asthma medication now – having been diagnosed 2 weeks ago. We are also renovating our bathrooms and I am wondering if that could be unsettling him. And finally his dad and I are having problems but we have kept it away from him – we never fight in front of him and his routine has continued as normal. What can I do? Annie Lambert

Do you have a clingy toddler?

2010-01-14 15:17

Just because your toddler is clingy doesn't mean he's naughty.

Where no babysitter dares

2009-09-21 10:40

I seem to have made my baby impossible to babysit, laments Tori Foxcroft.


"Be a good fart machine today, dad!" – This viral video of the cutest little hype man will make your day

2018-08-10 14:10

This viral video of one super adorable hype-man will have you laughing and crying at the same time.

How to help kids cope with anxiety

2018-01-04 13:28

Anxiety is a normal emotion but for some kids it can become a problem – here’s advice on how to help your child cope.

It happened to me: When your toddler prefers the company of adults

2017-09-26 16:32

Does your toddler prefer the company of adults over socialising with their peers?

Mom, don't leave me!

2015-12-01 10:14

Any kind of separation from your child can cause her a great deal of distress. But there are ways to make this natural stage of babyhood easier for both of you.

When separation anxiety hits

2014-06-27 15:29

Simple ways of how to deal with separation anxiety.

Nursery school blues

2013-01-21 14:07

Make separation anxiety easy with this picture key ring. 

How to cope with separation anxiety

2010-11-04 11:43

Learn how to deal with your baby or toddler’s frustrating and confusing separation anxiety

What is separation anxiety?

2010-03-22 22:29

Wondering why your baby is suddenly so clingy and needy? He may have separation anxiety, a normal phase in a child's development

‘Boobs please, Mommy!’

2009-10-12 12:43

How old is too old to breastfeed? Carrie Linder agonises.

Mommy, don’t leave!

2009-09-17 14:49

When it comes to divorce, your toddler will be the one who suffers the most.

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