I know some of you are getting ready to hit the preschool stage with 3-6 yo. I have hit the 7-10 yo stage of development. I really liked this article about listening. It provides some great information on cognitive development and your child's ability to listen to you. It also provides some good tips. I know it was helpful for me to read it today since my 7 yo decided to go play with his toys and turn on the TV twice despite our instructions that he had to get completely ready for school first. AAAHHHH!
Now, I just need to find something about my toddlers. The temper tantrums were so bad last night, we just put them to bed without the usual routine. I have never experienced such screaming and body stiffening, and I have already been through this stage with my DS! My hubby and I both hit our wall with patience. Wow! We have no clue what they wanted. They refused to sign, point, or use words to tell us, so either they didn't have the words or they were so frustrated they could not put it all together.