PL Category: Preschool

Preschool: Picky Eaters, Part One

Who likes brussel sprouts? Bread crusts? Soggy cereal? Not your preschooler, I bet! Dealing with a picky eater can be challenging to the point of I-want-to-pull-my-hair-out frustration. But don’t worry, there is hope and help to be had. The video for this lesson addresses the issue of preschoolers who are picky eaters. No, there’s no…

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Preschool: Understanding Your Child’s Fear of the Dark, Part Two

Everyone, from the youngest child to the oldest adult, experiences anxieties and fears at one time or another. Feeling anxious in a particularly uncomfortable situation never feels very good. However, with children, such feelings are not only normal, they are also necessary. Dealing with anxieties can prepare young children to handle the unsettling experiences and…

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Preschool: Understanding Your Child’s Fear of the Dark, Part One

Never fails: After an exhausting day at work, you are getting your child ready for bed and gently tucked in. You lean down to kiss his forehead softly and turn away to close the bedroom door. On your way out you flick the switch to his lamp off. Suddenly, there is uncontrollable sobbing and your…

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Preschool: All Aboard the Potty Train, Part Two

It seems like just yesterday that you brought your little one home and were buying those tiny newborn diapers. Suddenly your baby is now a toddler and you may be wondering if it is time to begin potty training. How do you know if your child is ready? How do you know if you are…

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Preschool: All Aboard the Potty Train, Part One

All aboard! Ready or not, it may be time for you and your little one to board the potty train! This is one of those milestones that you are either excited about tackling or you are dreading it, but we all have to deal with it. We can’t send them off to Kindergarten in diapers!…

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Preschool: Helping My Child Overcome Separation Anxiety, Part One

Either you have already experienced it, you are in the middle of it, or it is on the horizon. What is it? Separation Anxiety. Pediatricians help us understand that separation anxiety is so tough on kids because they don’t understand object permanence. A child realizes Mom is gone, and what they think is, “Oh my…

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Preschool: Playing the Comparison Game, Part Two

Have you ever had one of those days when you just barely make it out the door? House is a wreck, you haven’t had a shower today and the kids are already fighting. Your parenting self-esteem has already taken a hit when you run into that family. You know the one: they look like they…

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Preschool: Playing the Comparison Game, Part One

Being a parent is hard work and sometimes we wonder if we are doing a good job? We hear about other families, other people’s kids and it can be easy for doubt to creep in. Comparing ourselves to others is natural and depending on the situation can either make you feel like parent of the…

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Preschool: When You’re Frustrated with Your Child, Part Two

Are you having a good week, or are you experiencing one of those weeks parents of preschoolers would like to forget ever happened? Hopefully in all the hubbub of your life you’ve taken the time to watch this lesson’s video to help with those moments of frustration. Needing a break from your kids is nothing…

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Preschool: When You’re Frustrated with Your Child, Part One

I hope your week is off to a great start. This month’s Online Parenting Class is on Frustration. I pray that you can gain some reassurance from watching. Hey, I get it. Parenting is hard no matter how well-behaved or easy your kids are. And there are times when you want to throw in the…

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