Does your child worry about the simplest of things? Does he or she get upset easily? Do they seem to have empathy beyond their young years? Chances are you have a sensitive little soul on your hands.
Kimberley O'Brien tells you how you can help kids rule out the negatives life throws at them and find the positive influences they need to function better each day.
'Say yes as often as possible'... and other secrets of older parents.
Six in ten parents agree the way products were marketed for children reinforced stereotypes.
My nine-year-old son head-butted me the other day, and it hurt him more than it hurt me. In fact, a goose egg emerged on his forehead within a minute, and when he realised what had happened, he began to cry. Holding him in my arms, I dried his tears and congratulated him on a well-timed collision.
The best advice I can offer anyone going through a similar phase with their child is that it will pass.
I worry that it will get worse, and feel more invasive, as her body changes - because that's what happened to me.
Kids might need help thinking about motivation or what they're fearing.
One third of young boys would like to have "more muscles".
I always liked the idea of free-range parenting in theory, it was another thing to put it into practice.
'We want the same as all good parents ever – simply for our kids to be secure and safe.'
'I realised before I had children that I knew very little about women, but it was only once I had a little that I discovered just how vast my ignorance is.'
Sometimes, boys use their behaviour as their language – writes Maggie Dent.