Children are full of developmental stages, and turning 4 is no exception. As a result of their independence and curious minds, 4-year-old’s behavior can be great one minute, and then frustrate you to no end the next. Breezy Mama turns to Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as Parenting Coach, Bette Levy Alkazian, for advice on how we deal with the 4-year-old milestones.
(For those of you who want some advice on three year old behavior, click here to see Breezy Mama‘s past coverage.)
They have such an independence, but yet don’t have the skills to know better (i.e. look both ways before crossing street). How do we teach this?
The key to teaching kids how to be safe and appropriate in this world is repetition and vigilance. It sometimes feels like an uphill battle when these little, independent 4-year-olds want to run and go off on their own, but we must rein them in and stay on top of them to ensure their safety. We must [Read more…] about Getting the Low Down on Your 4-Year-Old’s Behavior