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Simple Ways to Teach the Tough Stuff to Your Preschooler

Simple Ways to Teach the Tough Stuff to Your Preschooler

“I don’t want to go to {insert place}”. “I don’t like {insert name}.” “I don’t want to wear {insert clothing}.”

Do you see the pattern here?

This is our three and a half year old daughter, most of the time these days. Is she being difficult? Stubborn? Spirited? I don’t know. What I do know is that she’s just being a three and a half year old, little girl.

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How to Teach Your Toddler to Deal with Social Rejection

Don't Wanna Be Friends?

When our daughter started preschool last year, I was a tad apprehensive. After all, my little girl had only had me as a primary playmate for over two and a half years. Would she be shy around all the new faces? Would she have the right social skills? Turns out my fears were unfounded. Not only was she social enough, she was (and is) highly sociable. Reaching out to complete strangers, wanting to play with every child who so much so looked in her direction and really happy in the midst of her playgroup.

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How to Teach a Toddler to Say “Please” and “Thank You”


Isn’t it strange that sometimes the simplest of things can be the sweetest of things? Like a cuddle from your daughter in the middle of the day. Digging into a chocolate cake as a midnight snack. Watching the clouds go by as you lie on the grass on a sunny day. Hearing a toddler say, “Thank you!” when you hand him a toy or a cookie.

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