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3 Steps to Changing Your Preschooler’s Behavior

by Joe Lawrence March 18th, 2024| Behavior, Preschool

When it comes to our preschoolers, there are so many things to discover. They are mingling with like-minded children and really becoming who they will be in terms of behavior. That is why it is so

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Soothing Separation Anxiety in Preschoolers

by Marnie Bii December 4th, 2023| Behavior, Preschool

Although separation anxiety hits in full force at 18 months to 2 years of age, those frustrating feelings commonly resurface as preschoolers get ready to enter school. The newfound independence of attending preschool can make kids feel unsure, out of sorts

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Develop a Child’s Values to Ensure Their Success

by Joe Lawrence October 30th, 2023| Behavior, Preschool
As parents we are constantly trying to discover what the next big thing is. We want our children to be set up for success and to become productive members of society. When it comes to this, our preschoolers and us can learn a lot from the military.

I have been

Allowing Preschoolers to Experience the Consequences of Their Choices

by Joe Lawrence August 1st, 2022| Behavior, Preschool
As parents we want to shield our little ones from every possible danger. We see the things coming down the path and know we can help them avoid this danger or consequence. However, I do not think that we should be doing this for them all the time.

Let’s stop to
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How Can I Teach My Preschooler Respect?

by Joe Lawrence May 23rd, 2022| Behavior, Preschool

There are very few things that can get a parent's blood to boil faster than being disrespected by his or her child. Where do they get this from? How can they be so ungrateful? We would never do this to our


5 Tips for Raising a Good Listener

by Tania Cowling July 12th, 2016| Behavior, Preschool
Is your child tuning you out? Do you feel you are talking to the wall? I’ve experienced this many times. Through research and a few “I’ve been there” tips I offer you some simple steps that will help your child pay attention. Here’s to raising a good listener.

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Is Your Preschooler Seeking Independence?

by Tania Cowling March 22nd, 2016| Behavior, Preschool
Life seems easy when our children are young and we have control, but as our little ones grow up they want to become more independent. It’s funny because one minute preschoolers are demanding freedom, and the next moment they are clinging to you. There may be times when whining, questions,
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Teaching Preschoolers 3 Leadership Principles

by Joe Lawrence February 2nd, 2016| Behavior, Preschool
I once heard that the principles of leadership are universal. They cross every cultural line and apply to anyone. I never fully realized that they also have no age boundaries and very easily apply to my preschooler as well.

Recently, I have been getting very deliberate about developing those in my
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Admitting Our Children Aren’t Perfect

by Joe Lawrence December 1st, 2015| Behavior, Preschool

We are used to placing our children on a pedestal, but are we able to admit they are not developing the way they should be? All of us want the best for our kids, and sometimes that means asking for help.

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The Importance of Pretend Play for Preschoolers

by Marnie Bii October 20th, 2015| Behavior, Preschool
As your preschooler insists on changing her name for the 100th time this week, you might wonder about the benefits of engaging in pretend play sessions. Preschoolers actually explore their world internally by initiating this type of imaginative play. They may try out new personas, act out different scenarios
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Preschoolers: Lying and Disobedience

by Joe Lawrence August 4th, 2015| Behavior, Preschool
Preschoolers are such a fun demographic to deal with. Just when you get past so many big obstacles, you get to deal with some budding behavior issues. Two of the most annoying are lying and plain old disobedience.

I look back at my daughter and the sleepless nights, all of
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Can Preschoolers Learn Initiative?

by Joe Lawrence May 26th, 2015| Behavior, Preschool
Is it too early to teach your preschoolers life skills at this age? Can five-year olds grasp concepts like initiative and leadership? I think they have the ability to grasp these behavior traits and so much more.

Recently, I attended a conference on leadership for work. My boss brought leaders