Parenting Tips For Preschoolers
Parenting Tips For Preschoolers
In this article, you will learn about parenting tips for preschoolers. There are only a few months to go until kindergarten, and already you’ve seen your toddler blossom into school readiness. Your child will start to transition from walking unsteadily to running, jumping and throwing. He will start making conversation, instead of just spouting out random words and phrases. He will even start to share. During this period, your preschooler’s brain will grow faster than any other part of her body: By age 5, it will have grown to be 90 percent the size of an adult brain, this is a crucial time for your child. Expect your fair share of tantrums and time-outs during this time, so this is the time for you to step up your parenting game.
Here are a few Parenting Tips you’ll need to Deal with your Pre-schooler:
Assign a Chore –
Putting your preschooler in charge of a regular, simple task will build her confidence and sense of competency, says Buss. A child who is entrusted to water the plants or empty the clothes dryer is likely to believe she can also get dressed herself or pour her own cereal. Just be sure the chore you assign is manageable and that it’s real work, not busywork since even preschoolers know the difference. The goal is to make your child feel like a capable, contributing member of the family.
Punishing a Child is not as Effective as using Praise and Rewards –
Rather than focusing on weaknesses, find ways to assist your child in developing to his or her full potential. When encouraged, children will acquire talents to compensate for any deficiencies.
Expect More –
Most people have a way of living up (or down) to expectations. preschoolers included. At school we expect the kids to pour their own water at snack, to throw away their plates, to hang up their jackets — and they do. But then they’ll walk out of the classroom and the thumb goes in the mouth and they climb into strollers. Raise the bar and your child will probably stretch to meet it.
Parent by Example –
Think of your kids as little bipedal copy machines who will mimic everything you do. If you behave badly, you are giving them permission to act in the same ways. Check in with yourself, and don’t lose it in front of the children.
Positive Parenting –
Babies are born with around 100 billion brain cells (neurons) with relatively little connections. These connections create our thoughts, drive our actions, shape our personalities and basically determine who we are. They are created, strengthened and “sculpted” through experiences across our lives. Give your child positive experiences. They will have the ability to experience positive experiences themselves and offer them to others. Give your child negative experiences. They won’t have the kind of development necessary for them to thrive. Being a good parent means you need to teach your child the moral in what is right and what is wrong. Setting limits and being consistent are the keys to good discipline. Be kind and firm when enforcing those rules. Focus on the reason behind the child’s behavior. And make it an opportunity to learn for the future, rather than to punish for the past.
Your Own Well-Being –
Often times, things such as your own health or the health of your marriage are kept on the back burner when a child is born. If you don’t pay attention to them, they will become bigger problems down the road. Take good care of yourself physically and mentally. Take time to strengthen the relationship with your spouse. If these two areas fail, your child will suffer, too.
Prioritize play –
Preschool teachers said over and over that kids, today are less able to play imaginatively than kids of a decade or two ago. Too much of their day is structured in supervised activities. The antidote: Get comfortable saying Go play. It’s not your job to see that your child is entertained 24/7. Let her get a little bored. But make sure she has items like dress-up clothes, paint and paper, a big cardboard box, and play dough.