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Toddlers - living with toddlers

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Between one and three years of age children move from being babies who need you to do everything for them, to becoming separate, independent people. They want your love and to feel safe and close to you, while also wanting the freedom to do things for themselves.

It can be challenging for parents as toddlers struggle with their feelings and behaviour. It can help to know what’s happening for them so you can support their independence, help them learn and keep them safe.

To read more

Have a look at the Parent Easy Guide  Living with toddlers produced by Parenting SA - A partnership between the Department for Education and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

Resources in South Australia

Parent Helpline – South Australia
Phone 1300 364 100
For advice on child health and parenting

Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) – South Australia
Phone 1300 733 606, 9am-4:30pm, Mon to Fri for an appointment.

More information

Parenting SA
For more Parent Easy Guides including ‘Milestones’, ‘Sleep (0–6 years)’, ‘Sleep disturbance’, ‘Safety for young children’, ‘Toilet training’, ‘Bedwetting’, ‘Second baby’, ‘Learning to talk’, ‘Discipline (0-12 years)’, ‘Children biting’, ‘Home alone’, ‘Tantrums’, ‘Time in: guiding children’s behaviour’ and ‘Feeding toddlers’ 

Raising Children Network
For parenting information 

Kidsafe SA
Child safety information and resources 

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

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