Sometimes called the “magical” years of childhood, children aged three and four use their blossoming imagination, creativity, and spirit of exploration to help understand and navigate the world around them. The good times with your three and four year old will be great and you will often laugh out loud at what your child says and does. Temper tantrums and power struggles, however, are still normal. As your child becomes more independent, she may become overwhelmed by the wide world. Your love and guidance will help provide the support she needs to feel confident in herself and her abilities.
Bullying behavior is not always easy for adults or children to recognize or define especially in daycare or preschool and as a result, sometimes bullying in young children is ignored or misunderstood by adults. Parents should learn how to recognize bullying and what to do if their child is being bullied or is bullying others.