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Seeing Challenging Behavior in a New Light

For some parents, the time when their little baby turns 2 or 3 and begins to act his age is more terrifying than the thought of being trapped in a McDonald’s indoor Playland on a rainy Saturday afternoon. My youngest has me awed as I watch him navigate the ‘terrible’ twos and make his way into the ‘terrific’ threes, and I marvel that toddlers

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It Takes Two to Breathe

As parents, we try to teach our children skills to cope with life’s inevitable disappointments and frustrations. We often forget, however, that our children are learning more by watching our responses when life doesn’t go our way. Take me, for instance. When my five children hear me yell at traffic during our morning commute, what they are really learning is that you scream and

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Misbehavior is a good thing!

Well, shocking as it may seem, we parents should actually be thankful for a little misbehavior from our children. Why? Because children are acquiring crucial skills and increasing their social awareness when they misbehave. Misbehavior serves these seven essential functions: The other beautiful thing about misbehavior is that children get to express developmentally-appropriate behavior in the safety of their homes, so that when they

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Questions from Parents to Preschool Teachers

Answered by our own Ms. Karen and Ms. Katie What are some important lessons that my child is learning in preschool this year? How can I support my child’s development this year? What skills do you expect the students to have by the end of the year? Taken from Colorado State Standards-Reading, Writing, Communicating; Mathematics, Science and Social Studies What activities can I do

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