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3 Steps in Social Etiquette for Preschoolers

by Joe Lawrence May 19th, 2015| Behavior, Preschool
Recently, I went to the store with my preschooler and I learned that she was very honest on her assessment of others. Not only was she honest, she was loud in proclaiming it. Her comments revealed to me that we have some work to do in teaching her about
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Prepare Preschoolers for a Pet

by Joe Lawrence May 12th, 2015| Behavior, Preschool
“Daddy can we keep her?” is a question most parents are asked by their preschool children and just about every other age group as well. Children love the idea of having a pet to care for, but they are still too near-sighted to understand the realm of responsibility required
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Smooth Morning Routines With Preschoolers

by Tania Cowling April 7th, 2015| Behavior, Preschool
Whether you are getting your preschoolers ready for school, daycare, or just up for an outing, mornings can be a stressful time. It's important to establish a morning routine and stick to it to keep things from getting out of control at the beginning of the day. With three
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Easy Ways Preschoolers Can Help Clean Their Space

by Tania Cowling January 13th, 2015| Behavior, Preschool
Do you ask your child to help with chores? Do you feel an uncluttered space sends a message to your children about the advantages of being organized? From the time my children were in the preschool years they did simple household chores and were rewarded with stars on a
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How to Tame Your Preschooler’s Tantrums

by R. Carnavale November 11th, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
As a parent, there's nothing more frustrating than when your preschooler suddenly erupts into a temper tantrum filled with shrieking, crying, kicking and throwing himself onto the ground. You're likely to feel out of control, angry and embarrassed, especially if you're in public. Though the "tantrum phase" is a

Curbing the Whining in Your Preschooler

by T Akery October 14th, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
Whining is one of those things that can make a parent nuts. The high-pitched whine sets nerves on edge and frays tempers rather quickly. Unfortunately, this is one of the stages they go through. In a sense, it is a transitional phase from the temper tantrums. But it can

Encouraging Your Preschooler’s Independence

by T Akery September 16th, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
Your Preschooler is at the age where their skills are developing. While you are still tempted to baby them at that age, they really can handle doing things for themselves. While some Preschoolers are naturally independent, some are just a bit more reluctant to take on the mantle of
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Preschool Fits About Television Programming

by T Akery August 19th, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
While the television is a means of entertainment for Preschoolers, it can sometimes be an obsession. It is perfectly fine to let them enjoy their shows and pick out their favorite characters. However, when it becomes a battleground and the source of fits because your Preschooler can't watch something,

Bedtime Rituals for Preschoolers

by T Akery July 22nd, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
The act of getting a Preschooler to bed is a difficult one. Often, they are over-excited by the day's events and, to top it off, have had a nap. But it is important to establish rituals that signal that it is time to calm down and get ready for

Handling Aggressive Preschool Behavior

by T Akery June 24th, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
Aggressive behavior from a Preschooler is often the result of bad impulse control. The Preschooler typically gets mad and then lashes out in an inappropriate way. Sometimes, this behavior results in hitting or biting another child. Smaller siblings are often the target because that is who the Preschooler is

3 Reasons Preschoolers Tell Lies

by T Akery May 27th, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
Even if they tell the truth the majority of the time, there are times when your Preschooler will lie. There are different reasons for why they lie. Sometimes, they aren't even aware of why they do it. But there are some things that you can do that will help

Turning Destructive Preschool Behavior Around

by T Akery April 29th, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
Sometimes, Preschoolers like to enter a destructive mode. Even though they can be sweet kids at times, there is still that part of them that is testing boundaries. Getting them into a more constructive mode takes a little bit of work on your part. So, here are some things