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Teaching Empathy by Pamela Evans

Want to teach our child about empathy? Have hopes for a world where people can respectfully discuss differences of opinion and care about people on the other side? That's a tall order but it can have simple beginnings.

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Separation Anxiety by Pamela Evans

Separation anxiety of some ilk is almost universal. It can happen very young, or at preschool, and even in elementary school. For some children it is not a big issue; for others it can be cyclical and continue to return long after you thought it was over. Separating from parents is the first big step out into the world.

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Feeling Great! by Pamela Evans

Do you want to know how to move to feel younger? Everyone has his or her own ideas. Walking, swimming, hitting the gym, and stretching like a cat are all great ways to move, but I suggest you take cues from your preschooler.

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Home Dads! by Pamela Evans

Walk down any street in Stockholm Sweden and you will see many parents pushing their preschoolers in strollers. As an American you may be surprised that dads are pushing most of those strollers. The Swedish economy can’t afford to leave out half the work force and gender equality is the law so parents take turns on maternity and paternity leave with their children.

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Exploring Fine Arts with Preschoolers by Pamela Evans

When you think of art and preschoolers do you think of crafts and splashes of paint at an easel? Many people do and that is just fine, but you can expose your child to so much more. Preschoolers are the perfect age to go to an art museum. They often see  more in a painting than adults! Preschoolers are drawn to color, movement, and mystery.

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The New Baby by Pamela Evans

Adding a new member to the family is an exciting and exhausting time for everyone. Strong emotions will surface during this time of growth for a family. Today we focus on how to help your preschooler make the adjustment in as positive a way as possible, knowing that there will be difficult days for everyone but there is nothing like bonding with a sibling.

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Lying - It's Complicated by Pamela Evans

Parents of 3 to 5 year olds often get concerned when their child lies. One more fun fact for preschool parents is that this is the age when children start this important mental development. Lying is truly a growth milestone so don't fear lying, just be aware that its happening and it is an important development.

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Fears...It's the Little Things by Pamela Evans

Everyone has fears big and little. As adults we wisely shield children from adult worries, but sometimes we don't recognize a child's worries. Often it's the little things.

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