- Open and honest communication will create a lifelong closeness with your child.
- Routines and responsibilities will let your child know what to expect. When a rule is broken, a natural consequence needs to follow.
- As you teach your child how to be independent, you also need to teach how to be safe.
- Learning how to be a good friend is an important skill you can teach your child.
- Your little one is starting to explore the world outside your home. This is exciting, but can be scary!
- Beginning to develop their independence and form real friendships.
- Learning rules to more difficult games.
- Developing important life skills.
- That what they did was wrong
- What will happen if the behavior continues Consequences need to be logical, meaningful, and simple. For example:
- If your child rides a bike without a helmet, the bike is off limits for a day or two.
- When your child won’t share a toy, that toy can’t be used for the rest of the day.
Children do best when they know what to expect.
In the morning:
- Use the bathroom
- Get dressed
- Have breakfast
- Take a bath
- Brush teeth
- Read a story
Read at bedtime. This helps your child:
- Settle down after a busy day
- Learn how to read
This is a great way to spend time together and share family traditions, while also teaching good eating habits and table manners.
To read more please click on the link: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/preschool/Pages/Growing-Independence-Tips-for-Parents-of-Young-Children.aspx