Preschool helps equip children with all kinds of important social skills that they will continue to build on their entire lives. Here are a few of the ways preschool can prepare your child socially for the road ahead.
The preschool age can be so fun and exciting, yet kind of confusing as the parent. What are the appropriate expectations for your child? What should they be able to do themselves? Toddlerhood does not feel that far away, where you were at their beck and call for every need, and now it’s time to start transitioning out of that. If you are a little overwhelmed on where to start, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite and most helpful tips for developing independence in your preschooler.
If you’re nervous about your preschooler making friends, here are a few constants you can look to when it comes to preschoolers making friends and some suggestions on how you can help them develop these very special bonds.
Whether you’re a first-time parent or a veteran mom or dad, getting an infant to sleep through the night is a tiresome task. Sleeping for long periods of time is not something babies can do right away, though, so here is the information you need on sleep training to make it through the night and not lose your mind.
Universal fact: Kids love to play. Fortunately, there’s a nearly universal track that children take as they learn to play and interact with others. Decades ago, researcher Mildred Parten identified six stages of play that children go through, and what she observed is still relevant today. Here’s the 411 on 90-year-old research that still applies to modern parenting, cognitive development, social development, and overall child development.
There is no instruction manual on being a parent. So much of it seems made up on the fly! Because of the impromptu nature of the job, every parent makes mistakes when it comes to disciplining their children. Here are some areas where you can make small adjustments and make a big difference in the effectiveness of your discipline.
Using positive language can have a significant impact on how we communicate with our children, and ultimately, their behavior and self-esteem. As parents, it’s important to use positive language regularly to foster healthy communication and positive relationships with our children.
As any parent of a toddler can tell you, enforcing rules is hard. Not only is it inherently difficult, but every family enforces rules differently. How can a parent be sure they aren’t being too harsh or too lenient? This article provides a few age-appropriate rules you can work on with your toddler and ways […]
Every parent does their best to focus on their family and not compare (i.e., judge) themselves to those around them. But every mom and dad has wondered … how did the parents next door raise such successful, well-adjusted kids??? Are the parents of successful kids doing something special, or was it pure dumb luck? Thankfully, there are some parenting styles and methods that anyone can use to help them raise their children to be successful in the future.
Resilience is a learned skill. People often look for the emergency exit before they work through a difficult problem. Resilience can be particularly difficult to build in children. If you’re a parent, here are five things you can do to create emotional resilience in your kids.