Questions tagged [pre-schooler]

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

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six yr old has 0 interest in studies and 100% in tv [closed]

I m revisiting this question how do I help 5 years find interest outside of watching videos on iPad or tv?, now that my son is turning 7 almost one month before Christmas. He has been glued to the tv, ...
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How do I teach letting go to a 5 year old?

My 5 year old daughter has complained a few times that she just can't get things out of her mind ("I can't get it out of my mind daddy" and she is visibly quite distressed). I'd like to ...
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6-year-old loves making her little sister cry by dialogue

We have two daughters: O. (6 years) Y. (4 years) We have the impression that O. leaves no opportunity to intentionally make Y. cry. This includes physical acts like hitting/pinching/taking things ...
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6-year-old stays up until after midnight every day

Our daughter (O.) is 6 years old. She has always (read: since she was born) been someone to rather get up late and stay up late (in contrast to her little sister (Y.), who is much more of an early ...
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What are things to consider when moving yourself and kids closer to your girlfriend?

I’m beginning to think about moving closer to my girlfriend to spend more time with her. We’ve known each other for around 7 months now and things are going great! We are both good at communicating in ...
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How to handle situation when a mother gives her child preferential treatment and is defensive about it?

So the full details of my involvement and actual relationship with my 'friend' and her child are a bit too complicated and distracting to go into right now. For now lets say that I love kids and have ...
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teaching to take care of one's belongings (at least the dear ones)

My son loves balance bikes. He got his first one with 2 and second (larger) with 3. Every morning he could choose whether he wanted to use the old or new one for the way to kindergarten, and he mostly ...
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Label preschooler's items with full name?

My son's preschool requested that we label all his items with his name. I'm wondering if it is better to include his full name (so he learns to recognize it), or if it is safer to include just a first ...
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How to help my 4yo daughter cope better with her fear of missing out?

My 4yo daughter loves to do things with me. I'm pretty sure this is normal for a kid her age. She follows me around the house (when she's not at preschool) participating in chores, helping me with ...
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How to best prepare a pre-school child for surgery and associated procedures?

My child of four years (and eight months) is soon having surgical treatment. I want to prepare them in the best way possible for the trip to the hospital and best manage any distress around the ...
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Why my kids don't get excited to see me

We have been living with my wife brother for 3 years now, My kids are very excited whenever their uncle comes from door and not me. This sort of hurt, not sure why but what my kids (almost 7 and 2) ...
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child (almost 3 years) is unable to search for missed stuff

My son who will shortly become 3 years old seems to be unable to search for lost things, and I'd like to know if this is something to worry about. He often takes some item/toy, runs around with it in ...
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4 year old blames all of her accidents on others, how to help her accept responsibility in a good way?

My daughter is 4 years old, getting close to 5. She started doing this only recently. When she does something like fall over, or stub her toe, or spill milk, she immediately starts blaming it on ...
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Four year old having a hard time with COVID rapid tests

I live in a jurisdiction which requires COVID rapid testing for even a single mild symptom of COVID before attending school, events, shopping, etc, even if masked. My son is a four year old in a ...
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My 33 months old calls me by her name

My toddler calls me her name. Has anyone else child ever done this. I keep telling her that is her name.
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Is it normal for a 4 year old to scream when told no or something she doesn't like?

I have been looking after my daughter who is 4. Unfortunately, I have postpartum depression, which makes it difficult at times. However, I do everything to enjoy and spend my time with her. I take her ...
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How to teach my 4 year old when are appropriate times to scream (for general screaming, not related to tantrums)

My 4 year old has a very high-pitched scream. It used to cause pain in my ears when she first started doing it (when she was 2 if I remember right?) but it doesn't anymore; I think the high-pitched ...
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Is acceptable that a preschool to rejects a 3 year old for non speech English? [closed]

I have tried to enroll my 3 years old twins boys to a preschool program in, I'm a Spanish speaker and encourage my boys to speak Spanish at home in order to develop language. I want my children to be ...
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4 year old - throws things (this is not an anger tantrum)

My 4-year-old boy will sit and listen, read and play all fine. However, he suddenly started to throw things as a ‘game’. It’s so hard to stop him. I tried to read up about it but most websites ...
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Goddaughters can't be anywhere without me

I live in a different state as my goddaughters, but we do in person visits semi-frequently and weekly video chats. The girls, 4 & nearly 6, seem to really value their time with me, which I'm glad ...
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How to help a child accept when an activity is over

My five-year-old really struggles with moving from one activity task to another. For example, we tell him we will only do a certain activity for x amount of time and then be done. It doesn't matter ...
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How can you work on the listening skills of a pre-schooler

I have a 4-year-old who is in his second year of preschool and listens well while at school. However, when he is at home he does not listen at all to either parent. He will quite frequently do the ...
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How to handle a 5-year-old that "bullies" me in order to get attention?

I'm almost 30 years old, and I'm being terrorized by a 5-year-old. Both his step-mom (my cousin) and I don't know what to do with him anymore. This kid has basically been ill-mannered from the day I ...
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2.9 year old does not want do coloring

My son is 2.9 years old and he is not interested to do coloring. We have tried to do everything to increase his interest for coloring, but day by day it has deteriorated. Please give me any suggestion....
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How to discourage verbal use of "like" with 4 year-old?

I have a very verbal, articulate 4 year-old son (he's our oldest). I have recently noticed that, after spending a large amount of time with older cousins, he has begun the dreaded use of the word like ...
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3 Year old afraid of toilets

We got our 3½ year old daughter toilet trained about a year ago. While she already showed good bladder control at an earlier age, the main obstacle to overcome was her uneasiness towards toilets, ...
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How do I make my home welcoming to friends with toddlers?

I am soon-to-be married and have no children, no younger siblings, and basically no babysitting experience. Recently, a kid (over 3, maybe 3.5 year old) from my church has taken a huge interest in me. ...
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Should I force the school to expel my son?

TL;DR: School is kicking my son out over a medical issue, but wants us to say we're willingly pulling him out. Should I refuse and ask that they formally expel him? My kindergartener attends a private ...
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How early should you teach children how to code?

At what age should I expose my child to coding in order to see if they like it? Some argue that 5-6 years old is a good age to start coding (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). I am looking for answers based on ...
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Answering "From what age people feel in love"?

My little one and I have recently setup a weekly fairy tale movie session. She really loves stories where the female character falls in love and lives happily ever after, usually with some kind of ...
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5 year old is very prone to emotional outbursts - especially when he doesn't get his way

My 5 year old son is really kind, smart, he's an excellent communicator, and he's even tough when it comes to bumps and bruises. Overall he's a great kid. However, he really struggles with making ...
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how do I help 5 years find interest outside of watching videos on ipad or tv?

Our son is 5 years old, and since home schooling he had been very distracted he has 0% interest in studying or practicing or reading.Even with his lessons on MS Teams, he seem to draw his own his mind ...
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Formerly nappy-free 3 year old started to poo in the diaper again but still pees in the toilet

My daughter was nappy-free even before she turned 3. She is now 3 years 3 months. We went camping for a few days and she did poo in her undies all the time but never peed in her pants. This continued ...
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How/should I encourage child's father to look into his 5 year old child's ADHD?

I'm a 'honorary Uncle' for a child who is 5 years old. The child has not been diagnosed by a doctor yet, but as someone who is ADD himself and has some experience volunteering with kids, including ...
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How to talk to 4 year old children about action scenes in movies?

My 4-year-old twins like to watch TV shows occasionally that have a bit of action in them. My kid's favorite TV show is "The Walking Dead." My husband is concerned that it's a little too ...
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At what age child naturally stops asking "Why?"

My daughter is four years and 2 months old. About half a year ago she was asking a considerable amount of why-questions but currently, she doesn't. Is it natural at this age? I try to steer her in the ...
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Avoiding kids calling me Daddy when playing without making a big deal about it?

I'm a known sperm donor, meaning I've donated sperm to a few women to help them have children, and I'm lucky enough to get a chance to visit and play with some of the children I donated for. Most of ...
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Should I use the word please when giving preschooler's orders?

We try to stress the importance of using please and thank you with kids, and one of the ways we do that is by demonstrating the use of good manners ourselves by always using please and thank you when ...
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How to choose a game for a 3 year-old child?

I've been recently in a game shop to choose a gift for my 3 year-old nephew. Although age was indicated on boxes, I was not sure that some games are really suitable for him, some were very hard for ...
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Should we be concerned about preschool siblings playing "sexual" games?

My wife recently discovered our 6 and 4 year old daughters playing an imaginary game where they were pretending to be "husband and wife" and they both had their pants off. As soon as she ...
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Does free childcare have an effect on children's development and how much time parents spend with children?

Some countries have free nursery/pre-school from a very young age - it's compulsory in France from age three, for example. I'm interested in what kind of effect this has on children's development. By ...
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How to prevent a meltdown before bed for a 4-year old?

Our 4-year old has unfortunately started having meltdowns a couple of days a week before bed. It's really sad because she'll often put together a great day, just to cause a house-wide problem near the ...
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How to reduce screentime habit while eating food for children?

My son is 3.5yo and is very healthy and active. And we do have screentime limits setup on ipad. Right now there is a mealtime association with ipad screentime and it has become a habit. How can i ...
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Connect with 5 yr old while maintaining career and caring for new sibling

My eldest son will be 5 in 2 weeks time. Since the birth of our second boy, 7.5 months now, we have been totally consumed by him as he demands attention. Our eldest son just use to play with his ...
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Is my son uncle making him moody whilst its hurting our marriage?

My wife's brothers live with us, some of them know where boundaries are and some are always telling my wife what to do with kids and intervening. It has been annoying for me because it seems they are ...
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How do I make my girlfriend's 4 year old stop hurting my dog?

I'm the boyfriend of a now 4 year old's mother and I have been in the little boy's life for about 2 years. We have a good bond, although I don't live with them and see them 2 weeks every 4. My ex and ...
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How Do I Stop My Two Kids from Fighting? [closed]

My kids are fighting with each other for no reasons. They are twins (4 year old). Sometime they get too serious. Punishment is not the way I really like. Please share some cool ideas.
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How handle a 5 year old who delays going to the toilet and soils his pants?

My 5 year old son goes to kindergarten. When it's toilet time he is the show-off. He was toilet trained but now delays going to the toilet for play or TV watching. He once said monsters are there so ...
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How to teach 5 year old to express emotion verbally?

My 5-year-old son just cries when frustrated and throws his toy if angry. He is expressing his emotions only by actions, not by words. If he enjoys a movie he laughs in a loud tone. If he couldn't ...
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4 year old son enjoys things that fly on air is this normal if not how to distract him?

4 years old child enjoys balloon flying on air,paper flying in fan he makes a paper boat keep it straight to fan enjoys moving to side again he brings it straight to fan,he repeats the same for ...
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