Preschoolers may look older than toddlers, but don’t be fooled by their expansive vocabulary and growing independence—they can still feel overwhelmed by strong emotions. Children’s brains grow rapidly and can’t always keep pace, so it’s important that you help your preschooler develop healthy ways to cope with their emotions when they seem overwhelming. In this … Continued
As children learn and grow, they make discoveries about themselves and the world that surrounds them. Childhood is the most critical time for building the physical and mental foundations that will support us for the rest of our lives. As a parent of a small child, you should strive to provide the tools necessary to … Continued
In the event of a meltdown or bad behavior, rewarding your child might be the last thing on your mind. However, studies show that reward systems for kids are effective if you use them wisely. You can use positive reinforcement to encourage good behaviors, like sharing or following instructions or listening. You can also use … Continued
As a parent, when your child hurts, you hurt. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can help turn your child’s frown upside down when they have a bad day.
If your child is in that stage of life where their emotions seem to overwhelm them, it might be a good idea to start thinking of ways to help them cope with their big feelings. As a parent, your job is to support your child through the pitfalls of puberty, friendship drama, and pre-adult stages … Continued
Has it become more difficult to drop your child off at daycare or school? Here are 4 ways to help your child deal with separation anxiety.