Parenting Young Children

Your love for your child is limitless, but parenting can make you crazy. Toddlers and preschoolers are constantly on the move—exploring, experimenting and making messes. They play with siblings and friends, then hit them. They’re strong-willed, persistent and dramatic. They whine, disobey, act helpless and throw tantrums.

Every day your child wakes up with new skills, emotions and ideas. No wonder this is harder than you ever imagined it would be! Parenting Preschoolers, an 8-week class, teaches how to use firm and kind discipline, the power of encouragement and the art of turning chaos into smoothly functioning family life.

Next, in the class More Tools for Parenting Preschoolers you’ll learn more about encouragement and using limits and consequences to change attention-getting, fighting and hurtful behaviors into helpful cooperation.

In addition to the Parenting Preschoolers and More Tools for Parenting Preschoolers classes, two-hour workshops offered each season include topics such as these:

  • Teaching self-regulation through emotion coaching
  • Challenging behaviors of toddlers and preschoolers
  • How to end power struggles and tantrums
  • Tips for eating, sleeping and toilet training

Have a burning question about your child?

Check out our parenting discussion forum topics for young children to see if it’s already been asked or become a PEP member and join in the discussion.

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