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Questions tagged [pre-schooler]

Age specific questions from about 3 years to about 5 years. Younger: toddler. Older: primary-schooler.

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How to make our 4-year-old son stop being violent towards us? [on hold]

I'm the mother to a 4-year-old son with difficult behavior. He's being complicated day by day. He shouts at us, he forces us to do the thing he wants us to do and if we ignore him he starts to shout ...
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How to stop 3-year-old from bouncing in every bed?

My 3-year-old son has the habit of sitting and bouncing in bed. It doesn't interfer with sleeping and napping. He even jumps on the sofa. He does that whenever he enters a room with a bed and when he ...
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What to do when 3.5-year-old still asks for pacifier 6 months after weaning?

Our 3.5-year-old girl has no pacifier since her 3. birthday. Before that, she was really addicted to it, asking all the time if she could have it (although we had clear rules, only during sleep time ...
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How to keep a 3 year old's skin hydrated through out the day?

Our sweet little one has trouble with dry skin. Sometimes during the night, there can be 40 minutes of scratching, which keeps everyone up! We put lotion on the skin, we sometimes even put Burt Bees ...
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4 yr old has become very negative since starting school

My 4 (and 4 months) year old son (i'm going to call him John here) started school in september, a couple of months ago. (he's in what is called 'Reception' in England - it might be called pre-school ...
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What kind of frame for prescription glasses for a 3 year old?

I have looked at questions on this site and most of them are trying to get their kids to learn to wear glasses. My question is a pre-cursor of sorts. Just today my 3 and a half year old was diagnosed ...
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My 4-year old son - in preschool full time - only wants to stay home without kids in his free time. Should we be concerned?

My son is 4 1/2. He's been in daycare and preschool since he was 6 months old. As such, he has been surrounded by other kids every weekday for his whole life. As an introvert, I totally feel ...
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What age do children understand what it means to hide?

My 4-year-old niece doesn't understand yet the difference between not seeing and not being seen: when she wants to hide from someone, she simply closes her eyes, and that's it. For example, when ...
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4 year old has trouble drinking from a cup

My 4 year old is having trouble learning to drink from a cup. He drinks from a sippy cup but can’t use a straw and when trying to drink from a cup he puts his tongue in the glass instead of under the ...
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How to help our 4-year-old who can't bite food into appropriately sized pieces?

My almost 4-year-old won’t bite his food. He doesn’t seem to know how to. If given a large piece of food, he will try to stuff the whole piece in his mouth or won’t even try to eat it because of its ...
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How to stop 4,5 year old to ask about every little thing to do for her

My 4,5 year old daughter asks about every little thing to do for her, e.g. pass her glass of water which stands 3 meters from us and it's the same work for me and for her to do that. Another example ...
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My 4-year-old wants fairy to grant her wishes - how to keep the magic alive without always having to buy presents?

My 4-year-old daughter asked the fairy for a specific toy. I want to keep the magic alive, but don’t want to buy gifts everytime she posts her wishes to her fairy.... I’m looking for an age-...
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How to discipline my fiancée's very, very defiant misbehaving 5-year-old?

My ability to help in this situation is limited because of the fact that the 5 year old I'm asking about is my fiancée's son. I have been with her now for 3 years and have been the male figure in this ...
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Toilet/Potty Training (4 Year Old Daughter)

I've read a few of the other posts here regarding the same topic and I've tried the answers that were given. My daughter is four years old and still in pull-ups, using them like diapers. She is ...
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How to help a 3 year old to sleep better?

My 3 year old doesn't go to sleep until late after 11pm and wakes up by 7.30am. Is this ok? She sleeps for 2 to 3 hours in the afternoon until 5pm. Since birth she hasn't slept properly.
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My daughter tells me her teacher slapped her. How should I proceed?

I have a 4-year-old daughter. She goes to a small, private preschool. It is one class, all my daughter's age. There is no director; it consists of four women, who are partners, who take turns ...
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Young kids and other people's dogs

I have a five-year-old son. Quite often when we're walking in the countryside a puppy of a big breed will come running up to him and try to jump up and often end up knocking him over and/or scratching ...
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How to help a pre-schooler overcome sensitivity to social setbacks?

My son (3yrs 9 months) is bright and generally happy, but sensitive and sometimes acutely anxious. The sensitivity worries me a little for the future. If something in a social context doesn't go his ...
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How to convince a 4-year old child that professional cyclists are not littering during a race?

We were watching a Cycling Tour on TV yesterday and my 4.5-year old son saw that after having drinks or chocolates those cyclists were throwing the empty bottles/wrappers on the roadside. I ...
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What is a better approach than “mum with the carrot, dad with the stick”?

It seems to me that "mum with the carrot, dad with the stick" is a very bad approach, at least for me (dad) as the kids (the 3.5-year-old mainly) are behaving very badly especially with me! What is ...
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Is 18 month good age to start a toddler school?

My baby is turning 18 month old next month. I have enrolled her in a Montessori Scool but I am having anxeity as the time is coming closer for her to start the school. I am working mother I have 9 to ...
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Should I encourage/persuade my 3 year old to watch kids TV shows that she finds scary or upsetting?

My 3 year old daughter is quite sensitive and empathetic, and subsequently finds some of the kids TV shows aimed at her age group too scary, worrying or upsetting to watch. Even televised productions ...
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How to help 3-year-old stop breaking down about going to the bathroom?

My son is 3 years 11 months old. He's been potty trained for about 10 months now. Things were just fine early on, he would go potty when we asked him to with no complaint. For the last few months ...
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How to make my oversensitive 4-year-old stop crying so he won't be targeted by bullies later?

My 4-year-old son is very sensitive and cries for anything. For example, when visiting one of his cousins, he would say it's time for my son to go home and my son would start crying. There are a lot ...
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My 4-year-old with-holds poop even though he's on meds. How can I help him?

My son is almost 4 years old and is still holding his poop in. He has been on Miramax for a while now but we were trying to figure out how much to give him and when to give him only due to the fact ...
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How to teach 5-year old to value friendship?

My son is almost 5 years old. There are two other boys in the neighborhood: Z is 5 months younger than him, and S is 10 years old. Both are very nice and well-behaved kids. We moved to this complex 5 ...
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Should I try to long-distance parent or will I do more harm than good?

My long distance ex and I have a 4 year old son and we're trying to figure out what to do post-breakup. A little backstory, we've always been long distance (different countries) and we've been very ...
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How can we teach our 5-year-old daughter to be patient?

Our 5-year-old daughter is so impatient. She wants everything to happen the moment she asks us to do it. For example, when she is watching cartoons and the episode ends, she asks us if we can check if ...
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How to engage my 4-year-old daughter to do something by her own?

My daughter is 4 years old. She wants to keep playing all the time and in her way only. She avoids to play cricket, basketball, or puzzles where you can lose or you need to think in order to win. She ...
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How can we help our 5-year-old daughter enjoy a family activity and stop complaining, when she just wants to watch cartoons?

Our 5-year-old daughter loves cartoons. She can watch them all day, unless we take the phone from her. She says she's bored otherwise. I should probably also mention that she's so impatient that the ...
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What to do with tantrums if screaming it out is not possible?

Our daughter is a bit above 3 years old and she's having tantrums multiple times a day, whenever she doesn't get what she wants. Lots of screaming and shouting. We as parents understand that this is ...
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Should I be concerned about my daughter's behavior (or my wife's)? Trying to co-parent

For reference, please see my previous question. As a newly divorced father I have worries and I am not sure if I am making too much out of them or worrying about nothing. Getting some sleep at night ...
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How to talk to school/nursery personnel about the quality of language?

My child's school has become an "International School" this year. There are no foreign students, but they are teaching english as a second language to children since the age of 3. This comes with a ...
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How to help a child understand length of time?

My question stems from an article I read, which says Parents are presenting a clear choice for the child. ... For example, “If you sit on the steps, it will be for 10 min. If you do not sit on the ...
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How to make the preschooler tired enough to go to bed?

She is 5 years old. Stays in daycare till 17 30. Sleeps in daycare from 14 00 to 15 00. Watches TV from 18 00 to 19 30. After that she plays in the house on her own till 23 30. We wake her up at 9 ...
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Encouraging my sister to read and write

A lot of other questions here have a similar theme, but I want to address a specific problem that I couldn't find answers for. My sister has no interest in reading at all - she's 5 (going to ...
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What to do about my 3.5-year-old daughter's tantrums, which have worsened?

My daughter has not really had many full-blown tantrums when she was younger, ever. But now at 3.5 years old, almost 4 years old (on 8/27). She has been having the worst tantrums ever. First, she used ...
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If my 4-year-old pees his pants, should I wake him up to toilet or just change his pants?

My 4-year-old kid is still bed-wetting. In the past month, he has remained dry two times and the rest wet. I changed his milk time from 10pm to 7.30pm or 8pm. After that, no liquid allowed. If he is ...
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How to help my 4-year-old focus on his tasks instead of zoning out?

My 4-year-old son is diagnosed with speech and a borderline case of autism (score was—29). Since 2 months ago he started to speak in sentences, tries to talk on his own and tries to explain what ...
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6 years old girl resolving most of things with crying or yelling

My 6 years old daughter is generally a very optimistic, probably happy, smiling kid which likes to play with her sister and others. But... only until everything goes with her expectations. Whenever ...
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How to explain to a 4-year-old kid to stop playing with kids who beat him?

My 4-year-old kid is very very energetic. He is very intelligent and he gets bored very easily. He started reading from 2 and a half years old, and now he is reading books in 2 different languages ...
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How to make our 5-year-old son stop being violent towards other children at school?

How can I stop my 5-year-old from hitting and kicking kids at school? He doesn't behave this way anywhere else. My wife and I don't argue much and we have a happy household. We are embarrassed and ...
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My 5-year-old daughter was verbally forced by another 7-year-old girl to show her bottom in daycare

My 5-year-old daughter was verbally forced by another 7-year-old girl to show her bottom in daycare. She told me today about this while taking a bath with me. She doesn't remember when this incident ...
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Why do my kids always wan't to play at their friends instead of at home?

My daughter is 4 and my son is 2 and they both play together a lot at home, especially on the weekend. Something has been bugging me a bit lately and it started since we moved into our new house a few ...
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Five-year-old son constantly fondling himself - is it normal?

When my five-year-old son wears some comfy clothes, like joggers or pyjamas especially after school, he tends to either sit on the sofa or lie on the floor and basically fondle himself. He started ...
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4-year-old going on holiday without parents

My son is 4 and a half, and is going on holiday with his grandparents and 6-year-old niece. I'm a bit apprehensive about him being without us, his parents, for 8 days so I decided to fly over for just ...
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Is asking a child to count to 10 when they don't say please OK?

I'm rather pleased with my latest attempt to remind my 4 year old to ask for things nicely - if she asks/demands something without saying "please" then I ask her to count to 10 and ask again. It ...
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english novels like “the worst witch” for boys [closed]

I'm looking for a wizard book for my kid, hopefully similar level as "The Worst Witch", i.e. easier than the Harry Potter series, but for boys. Hopefully it is suitable for boys around 5-7 years old, ...
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I have custody of grandson, he won’t let me out of his sight

I have had custody of my grandson since he was 15 months old. He loves his daddy, my son. My son works a lot and recently had a new baby. For a while now, he will not let me out of his sight. If I ...
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3-year-old eats snow

My daughter is 3 years old and she eats snow at kindergarten. And not even white snow, but dirty gray snow. She told me she does so because other children do it and because their leader allows them to ...