Behavior: Preschooler, The First Years

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3-Year Old "Normal" Behaviors?

I am really hoping that somebody out there has been through this and can offer me some advice. My 3 year old son started hitting, kicking and being just naughty at home about 4 weeks ago. We have been consistent with time-outs and putting him in his room and the behaviors at home have stayed the same. Within the past week and a half, these behaviors have started to spill over into school and daycare. Today I got a call from his daycare teacher that he was hitting, pinching and back-talking the teachers. This is not the sweet boy that I...


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My 3 Year Old Doesn't Sleep

Please help, I'm so frustrated, I just want to cry. My 3 year old doesn't seem to sleep more than 8-9 hours in a 24 hour period. Aren't kids this age supposed to get 11-12 hours of sleep in a day? She's been out of her crib for two months, and she started preschool earlier this week. Our bedtime routine is a nightmare (for me), and it has been for a while, not just recently. I start with the end of her TV show at 8:15, then it's brushing her teeth, which usually takes 15 minutes to half an hour because she doesn't want to cooperate,...