Answering Children’s Questions

“Why?”, “Do I have to …?”, “Where is…”, “What does …. mean?” Young children have a lot of questions. Questions are children’s way of understanding the world around them. Questions provide opportunities for parents to explain the What, Why, When, … Continue reading

Are you constantly telling your child “NO!”?

Have you ever told your child over and over to stop a behavior, like hitting, playing with food or getting out of bed? Sometimes it feels like our kids continue a behavior just to upset us! It is not enough … Continue reading

Battling Anxiety at Drop-Off

It’s the same thing every morning: You’re approaching your child’s kindergarten, and the tears begin. Your five-year-old is inconsolable, complaining of a stomach ache, begging you not to make her go to school. What’s a parent to do? One in … Continue reading

Child Safety Tips

The fact is, every responsible parent is concerned about their children’s safety. At the same time, it is important for kids to socialize at a young age and be able to have a certain level of freedom to grow and … Continue reading

Creating A Safe Place* At Home

Each classroom at Tulsa Educare has a Safe Place.  The Safe Place is an area where children can go by themselves or with the help of a teacher. Children can go to the Safe Place when they feel frustrated, angry, … Continue reading

Help Children Follow Directions

Younger children often struggle with following directions.  Sometimes they don’t understand. Sometimes they ignore you.  And sometimes they say “no”.   As a result, parents can become upset that  the directions are not being followed.   It is important to remember that … Continue reading

Helping your Family Establish a Daily Routine

Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and older children learn more and show us their best behavior in a well-ordered and predictable environment. Whether it is during play, nap, or school, knowing what will happen next gives children security and emotional stability. Therefore, … Continue reading


Hitting is a common behavior among young children. Hitting can happen for many different reasons. Children hit when they feel emotions and don’t know how to handle them. As a result children hit to express their feelings. Children also hit … Continue reading

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Children who get enough sleep every night perform better throughout the day and are less likely to develop behavior problems, moodiness, anxiety, or depression. The amount of sleep each child needs differs, but in general children 3-5 years old require … Continue reading

Nighttime Bed-Wetting

Even if children are basically potty trained during the day, night time accidents are still common. Often it can take a few months for children to fully become night time potty trained. Sometimes physical traits are a factor like children … Continue reading