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pt-20130924-2Having a child go off to Nursery school is always marked by joy that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things; and marred by sadness that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things! The best way to ease the transition to school is by doing some “homework” of your own to make yourself and your little scholar ready for the first day of “BIG school”.

In this section, we will look at four (4) important areas where you can help yourself and your child be best prepared for nursery school and a lifetime of success. These areas are:

As a parent, your job is to take care of your children until the day arrives when they can strike out on their own. While they graduate from high school knowing how to read and write, other skills are just as critical that may not get covered in the classroom.
“Go pick your bedtime book, right now,” I told my four-year-old. Afternoon meltdowns had turned into bedtime battles, and I was tired. He returned clutching the book Glad Monster, Sad Monster and curled up beside me.
Three-year-old Ruby keeps upping the ante at bedtime. She says that if she doesn’t get one more book, or two more songs, or five more kisses (or all of the above!) that she simply won’t go to sleep. Voila — welcome to the pow·er strug·gle (noun), defined as: An unpleasant competition for power; refers to people in a relationship fighting about who is in control, with both trying to dominate the relationship in one way or another.
For most of us, our lives involve a series of patterns—routines we perform almost every day, like stopping at the same place each day for coffee on the way to work. This is also very true for babies and toddlers. While we play a part in creating routines in our children’s lives, we may not fully realize the role they play in young children’s development.
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