I have an almost 4-year-old and lately it’s been incredibly challenging to handle her big meltdowns.
The ones where she’s wailing non-stop while flailing on the floor, occasionally standing up to hit me on my legs.
The type where I’d be a little bit embarrassed if there were other parents around, witnessing my so-called incompetence as a mother.
It’s very tiring and now that she’s older and bigger, it’s taking a bit longer for her to settle.
Is your child ready for kindergarten? If you are looking for the answer, you have come to the right place!
I have been a pre-k teacher for many years, and I can confidently tell you how to know for sure.
How do you know if your toddler is ready to move from a crib to a bed?
Most children will move from their crib to a toddler bed or regular bed between 18 months and three years old.
Many sleep experts recommend keeping your toddler in their crib for as long as possible.
Did you blink your eyes and now your child is approaching the age of the beginning of kindergarten?
I did! Did you just get done registering them for school? Did that thought make you panic?
Are you breathing heavily now?
Stop, take a breath mama, we can get there together!
Have you ever just had one of those days?
A day when you question where you may have gone wrong? I definitely have them from time to time.
Sometimes when I have what I think is a great idea, and then it turns into a big fail.
Sometimes when I feel like I just got it all together, and then the rug is pulled out from under me.
Learning in lockdown is a struggle.
It’s difficult for us parents, it’s difficult for our children and it’s difficult for the teachers.
Children often need help in coping with their emotions and feelings.
They are not that experienced and not physically ready to do that on their own.
They may feel anxious, angry, stressed, excited or impatient and they show that right away – and usually in the ways which are not pleasant for their parents or other people around them.
Picture this –
Your kids scoop exemplary grades in school. Their language is rich and their oratory skills dumbfounding.
They are draped in an aura of confidence like a bathrobe. Their brain is analytical; constantly dabbling in topics well above their age.
The frosting on the cake? That has got to be their social skills! They joyously interact with their peers and adults.
You’ve seen those kids before:
Nose in a book while walking home from the bus stop.
Or little fingers clutching a bunch of shark books at the bookstore because they have a new favorite animal.
Little people are busy trying to understand how things work in the world around them.
They are doing this research every single day restlessly from morning till night.