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Child Development

5 Tips for How To Deal With Toddler Tantrums

5 Tips for How To Deal With Toddler Tantrums

Consider the last time your child had one of those real, true-blue toddler tantrums.

How did it go for you?

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How did it go for them?

What was the end result?

If you’re like most parents, then everyone probably felt pretty tired afterward.

Tantrums can be not just loud and frustrating, but also time consuming and exhausting.

They’re common enough and even with the happiest of children are likely to occur more than once in your child’s young lifetime.

Temper tantrums are just one of the many developmental stages of children and is likely the one you may be looking forward to handling the least.

However, despite being a common developmental step in kids, the aggressive behavior in children can be more than you bargained for.

If this sounds like you, then you may benefit from these five ways to taming your toddler’s temper tantrums.

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Child Development

The Importance of Preschool Education

The Importance of Preschool Education

5 Important Benefits of a Preschool Education

If you’re a parent with young children, then you’ve probably given a good amount of time to thinking about what the best option is for your growing child: nursery school or daycare.

Image from Education News

With so many different forms of technology available today, and so much information available at our fingertips, it’s easy to assume that any daycare now has the same resources as any professional child development center (i.e. a preschool).

While this is true to an extent, there’s also a very important key factor that comes into play, here—the extent to which daycare centers are willing to go to get that information.

Many daycares are run by families or even out of peoples’ homes.

Though there is nothing wrong with this, it does mean that there is not a requirement to follow a stricter preschool curriculum.

Still unsure over what choice you should make for your toddler?

Take a look at these five important benefits of a preschool education and what it can mean for your new preschooler.

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The Importance of the Montessori Method On Early Childhood Education

Characteristics of the Montessori Method

If you’ve been driving around lately you might have seen one or two signs boasting of a “Montessori preschool”.

You might have even thought:

the montessori method

Dr. Montessori and Student (Image from University of Pennsylvania Digital Library)

What the heck is that?

What is a Montessori school?

What makes it different than other places?

There’s no doubt that it sounds fancy and like there’s a wait list a mile long.

Okay, okay, so there very well might be a wait list, but the point is that there’s a stigma attached to the name Montessori, leaving parents often confused and intimidated.

I’m here to tell you, however, that there is nothing to be overwhelmed by.

We all know by now that children learn differently and at different rates, which is why preschools offer many different types of learning methods to their students.

What the Montessori method does is offer one more alternative learning opportunity for preschoolers and their parents.

In particular, for those interested in child independence.

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