What Do We Do When Our Kids Exclude Each Other in Play

Following on the theme of rejection from last week’s topic I don’t love you anymore, this week’s discussion is about social exclusion and the painful ways preschoolers reject each other during play. If you have ever seen a 4 year old cut a friend out of a game you...

“I Don’t Love You Anymore”

A phrase that has been popping up in my house recently from my 3.5 year old is “I don’t love you anymore Mommy!” commonly paired with “you are not my friend anymore”. I must admit I was a little taken aback when I heard this the first time and noticed an array of...

Correcting Behavior vs. Talking About Feelings

Several years ago I first watched Jo Frost’s Super Nanny back in England and was intrigued by her no-nonsense approach to parenting that seemed to get great results in just a few days. Super Nanny would enter the homes of overwhelmed parents with out of control...