Positive Parenting Your Growing Preschooler
Your preschooler is growing up! While you're just living your life and trying to get food on the table every night, your preschooler is taking shape as a human being. What does he or she need to thrive? Here's how to help your child develop social and emotional intelligence, good judgment, competence, generosity, and more.
Everything you need to know to raise a child with a high EQ, who, you'll be happy to find, is also happier and a delight to parent.
We all want our kids to reach their full intellectual and creative potential, to love learning, to enjoy reading. And there's no question that doing well academically gives kids huge advantages for the rest of their lives. The articles in this section will help you raise a child who's intellectually curious, creative, and excited about learning on every level -- for the long haul.
Preschoolers are social creatures, generally very interested in other kids and quick to notice and adopt social norms. They're becoming more able to control themselves, and more able to verbalize their feelings, opening up a host of options beyond hitting and screaming. It's a perfect opportunity to teach them social habits that will help them throughout childhood.
Children need to see themselves as response-able -- powerful and able to respond to what needs to be done. They need this for their self esteem, for their lives to have meaning, and also so that they will learn to handle themselves responsibly in the world. Here's how to start your preschooler off on the right track.
Generosity starts with a feeling of having plenty, and develops as we have experiences of making others happy by giving to them. Our job as parents is to help our kids to have those experiences. How?
Competent children are free enough from emotional issues to tackle the age-appropriate developmental tasks of each stage of development, master them, and emerge with greater confidence.