Preschoolers love stories. Listen carefully and you might learn a thing or two.
Growing Up Adopted: Parenting Preschoolers
Practical advice for parenting adopted preschoolers, from ages 3 through 5.
When younger children misbehave, they may not really know that they are misbehaving, and can be easily distracted or physically moved. But by age three to five, a child should be more aware of inappropriate behavior.
Projective play can help kids work out complex feelings about adoption. So, the next time your child says, "Come play with me!" Make sure you say, "Yes!"
If you thought you'd seen the end of bedtime battles, your preschooler may show you a thing or two!
Other kids are going to ask about it — so prepare your preschooler for questions about adoption.
Adding to your family again? Ease the transition for your preschooler by being prepared for new-sibling anxiety.
Your preschooler may ask you for all kinds of things. But what is he really saying?
Setting limits can be tough for parents–but it's important to discipline our children anyway.
Your preschooler pleads for things and refuses to listen. Why is it so hard to set limits?
The safety and predictability of a regular evening routine can end go-to-sleep struggles with your preschooler.
Now is the time to instill healthy eating habits, in meal choices and snack practices.
Telling your child's story in book form can cement his sense of belonging in your family and boost his self-esteem.
When monsters threaten, you can be your child's safe bridge back to reality.
Though it is sometimes tough to do, preschoolers need you to set limits.
Your preschooler is curious — and so are his peers. Help him get ready for inquiring young minds.
Many of us want to indulge our children with gifts and leniency. But that's not what kids need.
Fantasy play is your preschooler's safe arena to learn about life — and work things out.
If you're feeling squeamish about disciplining your child, remind yourself why you must.
Some children need a little extra babying before they're ready to get on with growing up.
If you identify with a religion, it can be another source of support and belonging for your child.