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  • Three Mistakes Parents Make with Preschoolers
    June 25, 2013  
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    Parenting must be the most difficult job in the world, one that comes with no manuals and kits but one that is full of new experiences every day. You will often be faced with a situation when your preschool child has the strong ability to push all your buttons, at once. Your patience flies out of the window and you can barely recognize yourself. And that is probably on a good day! Fear not parents, […]

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  • 3 Ways to Promote Sibling Harmony
    June 22, 2013  
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      The one thing I heard a lot about at a preschool child’s birthday party recently is a common complaint of many parents around the world – why do my kids fight; that too over trivial matters. It drives us up the wall, I agree, but there are many things we should begin to do early in our children’s life to promote sibling harmony. It is not easy, but definitely brings about big changes between […]

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  • How to get our children to have some serious fun?
    June 18, 2013  
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      Your child’s intellectual and physical abilities as well as the development of social skills are all dependent on the brain during their formative years. The brain produces billions and trillions of new connections between nerve cells and the experiences of a child. As educators and parents, we want to enhance this development. The question is how. The answer is to let them play! Here are some play activities you can do with your child: […]

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