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  • How to get kids to clean up?
    June 12, 2013  

    If there is one thing kids make a lot of, it is mess! If you have preschool aged children at home, you know exactly what I mean. If your children are old enough to pick up things, they are old enough to take some workload off you. Of course, it is not as easy as it sounds. It takes loads of work to get children to clean up, but with some effort and lots of […]

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  • How to Calm a Hyper Toddler?
    June 7, 2013  

      If you cannot find the off switch on your hyper toddler can be difficult task at times. Although it is natural for your toddler to be hyper at times, it can sometimes indicate underlying problems like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Talk to your doctor if you think the problem is severe. Most of the time, a combination of tiring and calming activities can help you get your wound-up child wind down. Find […]

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  • Bonding with your Kids
    June 3, 2013  

      You might sometimes have a feeling that you have disconnected from your family and kids – with work, school, extracurricular activities, social obligations and so much more. If you think yelling has taken over playing, texting has taken over talking, then you need to read on to see how you can reconnect with your kids and family. Date Time! People put so much importance on the husband and wife relationship; a lot of advice […]

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  • Punishment for Children
    May 31, 2013  

        Although some experts believe that punishments are an ineffective parenting tool, many more believe that it is not punishment that is ineffective but the application of punishment that needs to be addressed. For your pre school child, punishments may be a form of reprimand when they do something wrong. At the same time, they need to also see positive parenting when you reinforce correct behavior. Our daycare children know that all actions, good […]

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  • The Importance of Exercise
    May 28, 2013  

      Just a couple of decades ago, children used to spend hours playing outside – playing the jump rope, kick the can, playing tag, hopscotch and more. Today, we see kids being forced outside to play so that they can be away from the television or video games, or both! Society today is starting to ignore the importance of physical activity amongst children, but Montessori believes that children, especially preschool children should play outside to […]

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  • Values for Children
    May 22, 2013  

      We might sometimes think that a preschool child is too young to know values; but this is where we underestimate our little ones. In reality, children are never too young to grasp positive information. Teaching values to your child is as important as imparting other educational tools to them. To remember the values you have taught them, children need self-direction. When they are in a certain situation, they are able to rely on themselves […]

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  • Car Travel with Kids
    May 16, 2013  

      Preschoolers need constant attention and stimulation. They are inquisitive and active and have loads of energy to burn. How often and how many times do you hear your preschooler go ‘are we there yet? When you are travelling with him? Add to this bickering amongst kids, bathrooms breaks, snack breaks and other unscheduled breaks – till it rips at your sanity? You wished you knew some magic formulas to travel with kids and be […]

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  • Bad Dreams and Nightmares
    May 13, 2013  

        You are probably used to having your preschool child coming to you in the middle of the night because of monsters under the bed or a nightmare. Some psychologists believe that bad dreams are an interpretation of what your child goes through during his waking hours. Try to avoid these bad dreams by following and implementing these tips. Television and Bedtime Turn off the television when it gets close to bedtime. Programs like […]

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  • Ways to Keep Cool with Preschoolers
    May 8, 2013  

      Your preschool child may have trotted through the entire day at school with ease; but when he gets back home, you may find that he is either downright uncooperative, tests your patience, is whiny or all of the above. What is going on? What do you do? Psychologists say that it is perfectly normal behavior. I mean, look at how often we don’t feel like doing anything after a long day at work. Kids […]

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  • Why yelling at your kids does not work
    May 5, 2013  

    You would have, at one time or other faced a situation when despite all the parenting skills you have followed, all you want to do is to scream at your child. He may have either been irresponsible, hurtful or has ignored you despite repetitions. After moments of calming down, you’d have asked yourself the same question all parents do, “Why did I scream again? Why do I let him push my buttons so easily?” Yelling […]

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