Age 5-9 years
How did this happen? Your preschooler has somehow become a full-fledged elementary school student. It's easier in some ways -- they have so much more self control. They're more cooperative and affectionate.
But this is where things get complicated. You're just living your life, trying to hold a busy household together and get dinner on the table, while your child is shaping into the person he or she will become.
It may seem like you just finished toilet-training, but the tween years are right around the corner. Take advantage of these sweet, reasonable, elementary years while you still have so much influence on your child to build a close relationship, and help your child develop emotional intelligence and terrific self-management habits.
Game Plan for Parenting Your Elementary Schooler
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Peaceful Parenting Examples Age 7 - 11
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Twelve Tips to Help Your Child Adjust to School
It's not unusual for kids to need a little extra help adjusting to the start of school. Here are 12 tips that will help.Read More
Preparing Your Child for the New School Year
With a little bit of preparation and forethought you can enjoy the last weeks of summer and make those first weeks of school easier for everyone.Read More
Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten
Making learning fun is what will help your child be ready to learn when they get to kindergarten.Read More