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Practical Wisdom for Parents and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Practical Wisdom for Parents: Raising Self-Confident Children in the Preschool Years Paperback – May 6, Nancy Schulman has been the director of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School since. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Schulman and Birnbaum, early Buy Practical Wisdom for Parents: Raising Self-Confident Children in the it promises -- practical wisdom for parents of nursery-school age children. It is full of solid, practical advice and loads of wisdom about preschoolers and.
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Rate and review us Help other listeners discover us by adding your rating or review. Therefore, they count on routines to help them anticipate what comes next and are comforted by the repetition and familiarity of a predictable schedule. While they enjoy doing new things and no one should feel they must be a slave to a rigid schedule, children feel secure when routines are clearly established.
Routines also help parents avoid conflicts over issues such as bedtime and getting ready for school. Q: When should parents start to think about preschool for their children?
A: Most children are ready to begin school by age three and we think this is an ideal time to begin. Many schools have classes for two year olds and children who have enough language to express their needs and are comfortable being with adults other than their parents may be ready to begin at this age. Q: What are the biggest mistakes parents make in preparing their children for preschool? Children have no frame of reference for understanding what it means to go to school and become anxious unnecessarily.
Q: How should a preschool help ease the transition from preschool to kindergarten? Q: How long have the two of you known each other? A: We met 26 years ago in the lobby of the Manhattan apartment building where we both live. We were both pregnant at the time with our sons who were born a month apart from each other. We became friends as our sons played together. Seventeen years ago Nancy became director of the Nursery School and ten years later, after teaching for 15 years, Ellen became Associate Director. Q: How did you handle the co-writing process?
Our elevator operator, Max, got used to Ellen coming down each morning in her slippers with her coffee cup. We wrote every word collaboratively. We would outline a broad chapter idea, then simultaneously think, talk and type as we went. Our years of shared professional experience and personal history all blended together effortlessly. Towards the end of the writing of the book, the elevator man commented to Ellen, "I know this is going to be a great book. A: The best part of writing this was being able to put down what we really believe is in the best interest of young children and parents.
To help give practical suggestions based on everything we know and have learned from our experiences as educators and parents. It was fun for us to go back in time to relive this time with our own children.
A: We hope parents will learn that they can and will as we did make many mistakes along the way but they should trust their instincts. There are two things you must do as a parent—love your children unconditionally for who they are and set limits for them. Read An Excerpt. Category: Parenting Category: Parenting. Paperback —. Add to Cart. About Practical Wisdom for Parents This reassuring guide to navigating nursery school life-both at home and in the classroom-is the most comprehensive book on the subject. Product Details.
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