Milestones: Preschooler, The First Years

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Math for 4 Year Old

My son, who is now 4, has always loved numbers since before he was a year old. He loves counting to anything he does - counting going up & down stairs, his toys, stars at night…you name it. For Christmas I bought him the Leap Frog Go Fish game which is letters but also a Math board game is included. My son LOVES it and wants to play it all the time!!! I think it's a new fascination because he's already somewhat reading simple books(knows all his sight words) and can write so math is like a whole new world! He is now doing simple math...

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Why Are Some Tween Girls So Unkind?

My 12 year old daughter was sent a picture posted on Instagram taken at a swim party at the house of one of her best friends in which she was not invited. She was blatantly left out. She would have never known about it, if the picture hadn't been sent to her by another classmate. I have intentionally kept her away from Instagram and Facebook for this very reason. Too much peer pressure and hurt feelings. She has known this "friend" since pre-school. I know this is very hurtful and heartbreaking for her, but on the outside she is...

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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,...


Math for 4 Year Old

My son, who is now 4, has always loved numbers since before he was a year...