Letting toddlers be a part of family decision making

This past week I started letting my toddler be a part of family decision making… and dare I say it, we also let her make parenting decisions. I began asking for her input in certain situations and the responses I have gotten have been insightful and enlightening. Not only does it show me that she is problem solving situations, it also shows me that she is looking out for the well-being of the family. Including her in decision-making has been an eye-opening “experiment” that I now feel like every toddler should experience.

WHy we should allow toddlers to be a part of family decision making

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Preschool Curriculum – Learning Objectives for 3 years olds

In our ever exciting journey through tot school and preschool, we’re at a point where I am actually trying to write out preschool curriculum learning objectives. While the way I am teaching my toddler is in no way a rigid classroom-type structure, I felt that establishing learning objectives for the year would be a great way to ensure that even if we don’t get to every monthly or weekly learning theme, each objective in my preschool curriculum would be approached and hopefully mastered by the end of the year.

Preschool curriculum - learning objectives printable for 3 and 4 year olds

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Toddler underwear – how to help them put it on independently

My daughter has been actively working on using the bathroom by herself. We went on “panty palooza” this past week in order to make a special event out of going a week of seriously awesome progress using the toilet independently. So instead of just a few, mom-chosen pairs, she got a slew of panties she chose herself. Despite this monumental occasion, a big road block in potty training independence was actully putting underwear on correctly. Legs would be in wrong holes and it would be one big distatser. Here’s how we have remedied the problem

How to help your kids wear toddler underwear and put it on themselves

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