Toddler and Preschool

Rebel With A Cause: Understanding Preschooler Misbehavior

By |November 20th, 2017|

An unavoidable part of parenting is setting limits. In the first part of Triple P’s Disobedience series, we looked at setting limits for curious toddlers. In this post, we explore how to create reasonable expectations and set fair limits for preschoolers.

The mind of a preschooler is like a sponge, absorbing all sorts of information about […]

Say What?! Ways To Discourage Swearing

By |November 8th, 2017|

The first time your toddler belts out their first “potty” word—that they no doubt learned from their older sibling—your first reaction might be laughter, which you immediately regret, then a firm discussion on how potty-talk words are not okay to use.

But nothing quite prepares you for the first time they drop a swear word—especially in […]

Home Sweet Home: Rules for Having Visitors

By |October 23rd, 2017|

As parents of preschoolers, it’s crucial to our survival to stay connected with friends and family. Even if it’s just chatting over coffee every couple of weeks, it can be a huge support for our emotional needs.

Having friends or family with similar-aged children can also be a huge perk for both you and your child. […]

Responding To Misbehavior In The Classroom

By |October 12th, 2017|

Each school year brings about excitement and anticipation: “Whose class will my child be in? What subjects will they learn about this year? Who will be their new friends?”

New school years can also bring about new challenges. Many factors can influence a child’s behavior, including stressors at home, changes to their peer group, a recent […]

School Daze: Helping Preschoolers With Separation Challenges

By |October 4th, 2017|

Gearing up for preschool can be an exciting time for parents and toddlers. There are pint-sized backpacks to pick out, new friends to meet, and once they’re safely in preschool, coffee that you can finish in one sitting without needing to microwave it for the 100th time!

But even with all that excitement, starting preschool can […]

Setting Limits for Curious Toddlers

By |September 7th, 2017|

It’s amazing to watch the transformations that our children go through during the infant and toddler years, starting out as seemingly helpless newborns and blossoming into toddlers who can walk, talk, make decisions, and show preferences for certain foods, toys, and company.

But with a toddler’s growing independence and curiosity can come some challenging behavior, including […]

Tired of Tantrums? Helping Your Toddler Work Through Their Feelings

By |August 24th, 2017|

The first year of your baby’s life is spent decoding cries: Are they tired? Hungry? Gassy? Need a new diaper? Over time, you get pretty good at reading their cues and meeting their needs before the crying escalates.

But at around 12 months you may notice your (now) toddler getting upset over anything from not getting […]

Tidy Toddlers: Teaching Children To Clean Up

By |August 15th, 2017|

From blocks to books, to stickers to stuffies (SO MANY STUFFIES!), life with a toddler is never boring. But with all that fun comes a lot of cleanup. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re putting away toys just as your toddler dumps out a new box of toys to play with—the work of a […]

Teaching Your Preschooler To Stop Interrupting

By |August 1st, 2017|

When you first become a parent, even the simplest of tasks can seem challenging. But as you move through the baby and toddler years, certain things become easier, such as your child being able to tell you when they are hungry or helping to put their toys away.

However, even when your child is 4-years old, […]

Taste Of Independence: Supporting your toddler’s independent eating

By |July 25th, 2017|

Infant and toddler eating habits seem to change in the blink of an eye. One day they request nothing but scrambled eggs for every meal, and the next, they won’t touch the stuff.

The same can be true of how a toddler eats. If your child, who is normally content with you spoon feeding them mashed […]