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.
I could definitely use one for toddlers. Jordan does communicate well for a 16 month old but there are still times where she just doesn't understand what I am saying! Well, either that, or she just doesn't care that she shouldn't run across the couch because she is going to fall off and hurt herself.
Thanks for sharing this article, Melanie. Just opened it up and am going to take a look at it with my coffee in a few! I'm with Amber though, too bad it doesn't include dh's.
Lol, Amber, your comment made me laugh. The last line of the article was something about catching them being good and I was going to comment that this is so true for boys, of any age. I used to be over the top with boys in my class when they did something good, and I'd be amazed at how well they responded. If I'd do the same to girls I my classes, they would look at me like I was crazy. But sometimes I do the same with DH and he eats it up like a school child. Men are seriously the same as boys
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