"Let's face it, most of us learn the hard way to watch what we
say around our preschoolers or they repeat it at school!"
"I learned that the timer is my best friend! I use the timer
when it's time for bed, when it's time to leave the house, when
it's time to get out of the bath, you name it."
"The biggest lessons I've learned from my child's preschool
years are that you are never too old to learn something new, which
seemed like I was doing every day!"
"I learned the joy of being in the moment."
"Be consistent and follow through on things. They will hold you
to it! Kids at this age are smarter than they sometimes can
express. I had to keep myself in check because they needed me
"Kids are all different. You can't push them; they will let you
know what they want to do."
"I learned how to relax, let go and have fun. I used to sweat a
lot of the small stuff, and learned that it is OK if they want to
wear their snow boots in the summer, or if their clothes don't
match. The important part of it all was that they were learning,
creating and having fun."
"I found out quickly that my daughter was more self-sufficient
than I thought. I was doing things for her out of habit, and she
was getting frustrated. And I also learned that you can't have a
soft heart when it comes to time- outs-stay strong, no matter how
big the Boo Boo Face!"
"I learned that my son could go to the bathroom on his own, that
he's good at self-directed play, waits patiently for his turn and
can put on his own shoes and jacket. When his teacher reported this
to me, in front of my son, I looked at her quizzically and asked
"Are you sure? My son?" She asked him directly... "Do you still
make your mom put on your shoes and jacket?" "Yeah!' he said
earnestly. "I have to let Mama do all that stuff for me, otherwise
she'd be real sad..." Oh, so I learned that perhaps I've been
mothering my only-child son just a bit too much!"
"That paste tastes better than glue!"
"They grow up toooooo fast."
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