Being a parent can be a real journey in this world. Once they are born, there is no turning back. You are either going to be classified as a good parent or a bad parent. Don’t you want to be classified as a good parent? Personally, we had great parents and we hope our child looks up to us just like we look up to our parents. Many parents say “is my child normal?” “Do all children act this way?” Chances are, your child is completely normal and they are just… What’s that saying? Oh yeah, acting their age. If you have came here to learn about the atypical behaviors for 3-6 year olds (behaviorally), then you have come to the right place.
First, we have the typical three year old. Three year olds enjoy having things the same way day in and day out. Yes, even if that means watching an episode of Pokémon or the Little Mermaid each day. Yes, it also means having the same thing for lunch everyday. They have a tendency to be clumsy and falls are common with them. My three year old seems to spill juice a lot… It’s normal. They don’t share well with others and now is he time for you to correct that. Did we mention that they enjoy pretending?
A four year old has a tendency to hit and kick more and they are impatient. Now are the days when you hear your child saying from the backseat: “are we there yet?” They are also easy to frustrate. Is your four year old making up wild stories? Yes, that is typical, many your 5 year olds to that. In fact, they’ll continue that for many years to follow. They are learning how to negotiate in this world. They are finding out what works and what doesn’t..
As a six year old, things will start to narrow down a bit. However, they will still play that blame game, they like to win and they will talk back to you. Remember, you should never spank your child, no matter how frustrated you are.
Do you want to learn exactly how to eliminate your child’s out-of-control and defiant behavior without using Punishments, Time-Outs, Behavioral Plans, or Rewards?