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The transition from raising toddlers to younger children can be tough. Just when you’ve got your kids figured out, off they go to school. And the learning — for you an them—starts all over again. We tend to think of teenagers when dis-cussing issues of independence, but from a developmental perspective, your child-ren’s first real break from dependence begins in elementary school. It’s in this stage when children begin to show con-cern for others and start to adjust to operating within a larger societal framework.
In many ways, the playground plays as large a role in your children’s education as the classroom. Because there isn’t always an authority figure nearby to set the rules and maintain order and structure, parents must be more proactive in arming their children with the tools to make good choices during unsupervised time . . .
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Short concise guidance for parents on understanding independence, respect, making friends and socialization, helping around the house, learning responsibility and patience, and helping kids manage their stress.
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