Everybody appreciates a good map. Some might like the aesthetic appeal of a physical map, but it’s safe to say everyone would literally be lost without the map on their smartphones. Very few people would want to travel to an unknown destination without their phone telling them where to go. Having a guide makes things easy. Dependable. Relaxing.
Lying is a skill we learn very early on as humans. However, it’s not the end of the world when your toddler starts fibbing. In fact, you shouldn’t even be overly concerned. There are all sorts of reasons kids don’t tell the truth, and none of them are as nefarious as parents might think.
Research has shown that, at the earliest, kids don’t start understanding the difference between fiction and reality until the age of 3. Lots of educators and experts assert that they don’t fully understand the difference until they are 6 years old. So what’s a parent to do before, during, and after this stage? Here are some tips.
The amount of decisions a preschooler demands to make can be trying for even the most patient parent. But when that same toddler can’t seem to actually make a decision, it can be infuriating. Lots of parents may wonder if their child’s indecisiveness is chronic — will they EVER pick something and/or stick with it?
The same goes for kids. The emotions they feel are raw and wild. Without some kind of direction, they can easily get lost in them. Here is some guidance on how to help your child navigate three “scarier” emotions: anger, fear, and sadness.
So what do you do when your child is the one dealing with a bully? Back-to-school bliss can quickly transform into misery if they’re struggling with another kid harassing them. Here’s what you need to know to help them through it.
If you are a parent, one day your child will throw a tantrum in public. Here’s the thing … it’s going to happen. And probably more than once. So that spike of fear you had reading that statement? Toss it to the side. Every parent deals with this, and we’re going to talk about how to get through the worst of it.
Like so many other things in life, gratitude is learned. Humans aren’t naturally grateful — without some guidance, we’ll stay selfish as long as we can. And be honest … you probably just thought of someone in your life who could say “thank you” a bit more often.