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Sari Nieminen, Vail Inclusive Preschool


Parents often wonder when they should start explaining rules to their child? Children do not understand the “why” of simple rules until closer to 3 and even if a child seems to understand, it can take years to develop good self-control. Toddlers and preschoolers are preoccupied with exploring and testing limits, so it is important not to expect them to obey rules or use good judgment consistently. Sometimes young children simply forget. Here’s a helpful website to learn more about teaching rules: 


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