Tag Archives: preschoolers

Dear Hands Free Mama, How?

My kids turn five tomorrow.   Five.                       I don’t have anything close to babies anymore. I have real life big kids, and it scares me.   It scares me … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 44: Don’t ever think, “How bad can it be?”

Before we get into this, let’s just be honest, that’s just good advice for all of life any time, anywhere. But, in relation to kids (and only one way of the many it applies), here goes: Problem: It’s mid-summer, school is eons away. Eons. And your kids have … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 43: Use your Words

Problem: It seems no matter what you say, your children hear something different. If you tell them to stop misbehaving, they hear you saying that they are being bad. If you tell them act like big girls, they hear you calling … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 42: Hear the Real Questions

Problem: You’ve said something, and your kids won’t let it go. “What did you say?” they ask. “What did you say?” You repeat yourself to no avail. They get frustrated, and so do you. Are they deaf? Aside from the obvious … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 41: Sneak in Suggestions

Problem: Now that your kids are getting up there in years (you know, all of four or five), they’re becoming a little more wily, a little less prone to obvious suggestions like, “why don’t you go play with your dolls?” … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 40: Ask the Obvious Question

Problem: I don’t know if your kids are like mine, but if they are, they might sometimes need to work themselves up into a tantrum. I mean, sometimes the premise is so ridiculous they have to spend some quality time even … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 39: Be Prepared to Cancel

Problem: Last week, I talked about the schedule I’ve taken to making for the girls and I during summer. But the system is not fool-proof, and life happens. Kids get sick, they sleep too long or get up too early, … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 38: Make an Activities Schedule

Problem: It’s summertime. That means hours upon hours of emptiness to fill, minds to stimulate, fun to be had. All this fun and education for your kids can cause wear and frazzle for you (ask me how I know). So, how can … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 37: Show Up

Problem:   Your kid is graduating preschool. That’s not the problem, though. The problem is that the ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. on a Wednesday? You’ve got work, your own school, appointments, whatever. It’s going to be hard to … Continue reading

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Truly a Gift for All Moms

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and while I’m sure I’ll gobble up whatever it is my little darlings made for me in preschool (something scandalous involving nail polish…they won’t tell me anything more!), I have to think of my own … Continue reading

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