FRIENDS are for SHARING Sharing? Well sure in the long-run. Children are social creatures. They like to be around other kids, especially in the preschool years. Witnessing a couple (or more) 4-5 year-olds playing can be a beautiful thing. There’s a lot of discussion, negotiation, compromise and sharing necessary in and amongst the imagination, creativity and inventiveness. Parents of toddlers want to give them chances to socialize with other children too. But it’s important to have the … [Read more...]
MEAN Girls—In the Preschool Years?!
Really? Mean girls in the preschool years? Unfortunately YES it can start even there…according to an article in the Wall Street Journal Little Children and Already Acting Mean the concept of ‘relational aggression’ is discussed. In a nutshell, relational aggression can be equated to emotional bullying. It's different than physical bullying in that there are no physical wounds, but that should not minimize or negate the pain and suffering inflicted. As I read the article, I immediately went back … [Read more...]