Behaviour & Discipline

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Christmas shopping requires some strategies to defeat ''pester power''.

How to handle pester power

You might give older children some tasks - finding some of the items on your shopping list or helping put the groceries into bags - so they don't become bored and start to look for a quick-fix treat to overcome their discomfort.

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When meltdowns push you to your limit, should you let a stranger step in?

Would you let a stranger discipline your child?

There's nothing quite like the feeling of being centre-stage in a public place when your child has an epic meltdown. Would harnessing the power of the village – even if it's made up of strangers – help in these situations?

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