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Michele Borba: Behavior and Development
Did you know that playgroups are one of the best ways for kids to learn friendship-making skills as well as build their self-esteem? So whether you're wondering how to start a playgroup or improve the one your child is already in, here are a few important secrets I've learned...
Chore time!" As quick as a wink they jumped up from playing and scurried to their kitchen where they proceeded to unload dishes, and put clean ones in the cupboard. So what was the secret to the mom's success? Believe me, I asked her, and my girlfriend shared these three simple secrets...
First things first -- congratulations. You have a typical four-year-old. This is about the time we begin to see (especially with boys) more aggression and copying behavior. It's also exactly the age to call a cease and pronto.
by Michele Borba, Ed.D
My 19-month-old son is normally a very happy child -- very playful, always laughing or singing or just babbling. In my opinion he is very smart for his age. He can count to 20, knows his abc's and lots of songs to his favorite cartoon shows and nursery rhymes.
by Michele Borba, Ed.D.
Do you have a Little Princess or Prince in your house who feels entitled to luxury and privilege? If so, you're not alone. In fact, national surveys show most parents feel they're raising selfish kids. One thing is for sure: selfish kids are no joy to have around. These critters always wants things their way, put their needs and concerns ahead of others, and rarely stops to consider other people's feelings. And that's because they want you to believe that their feelings are "more important" than the feelings and needs of others.
Courtesy does count! Scores of studies find that well-mannered children are more popular and do better in school. Notice how often they're invited to others' homes? And listen to their teachers speak about them using such positive accolades.
Just why is your kid so demanding? Sure, the answer may be because he's used to getting his way, but there could be other factors. And here are some typical reasons why your child may be so demanding. Do any apply to your situation?