During this developmental period, your preschooler starts making more independent choices and having specific preferences for things. This independence streak sometimes looks like disobedience or “misbehavior” when a child doesn’t follow your house rules or has a tantrum when asked to do something they don’t want to do.
It’s amazing to watch the transformations that our children go through during the infant and toddler years, starting out as seemingly helpless newborns and blossoming into toddlers who can walk, talk, make decisions, and show preferences for certain foods, toys, and company. But with a toddler’s growing independence and curiosity can come some challenging behavior, […]
The first year of your baby’s life is spent decoding cries: Are they tired? Hungry? Gassy? Need a new diaper? Over time, you get pretty good at reading their cues and meeting their needs before the crying escalates. But at around 12 months you may notice your (now) toddler getting upset over anything from not […]
In this blog post from the Triple P Team, we explore why kids steal and how to break the pattern. It can start simply enough with finding an unfamiliar toy in your child’s backpack. When you ask where it came from, you might get a breezy response like, “Oh, my friend, Liam, told me I […]
They say it takes a village to raise a family — and it’s true. New parents sometimes can feel alone in their journey through new parenthood. Even when you have family close by or friends with children, your family is unique and requires a certain set of supports. Whether it’s child care, information about family-friendly […]
This week, the Triple P Team explores toddler whining and how to help teach kids a better way to communicate. At some point, your infant’s reasonable cries for help—whether it be for food, warmth, or snuggles—will turn into requests for everything from cookies (right now!) to red socks (not the blue ones!). Some of it will […]
How to Decrease Negative Behaviors Using the 3 “P”s: Prevention, Positive Discipline, and Patience If you have a preschooler, you probably hear the word “no” (or some version of it) pretty regularly. You may even be surprised to hear that your child is delightfully cooperative and always says yes in preschool! Be proud that your […]
Si tienes un preescolar en casa, probablemente has oído la palabra “no” (o alguna versión de ella) en muchas ocasiones. Te puede sorprender incluso escuchar que tu preescolar es encantador y cooperativo en la escuela y siempre dice “¡Sí!”. Debes sentir orgullo de que tu peque ha aprendido acerca de la cooperación y está demostrándolo […]
It’s exciting to see your baby start to become a child. They’re a little more independent, able to focus on a particular activity and even entertain themselves for short periods of time. Even though she’s getting older, she still needs lots of attention. Everyone does. Children need attention to survive – without it they won’t […]
Are you falling into one of the common “Parenting Traps” like the “Perfect Parent Trap.” Here’s some common traps and what to do about them?