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36-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little 3-Year-Old
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October 31, 2023

36-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little 3-Year-Old

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36-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little 3-Year-Old

Your Little Three-Year-Old!

Happy birthday to your little one, who has officially entered preschooler age. Other than that, not much has changed overnight. They may still be asserting their, ahem, very strong preferences. But how you respond may make all the difference: here’s how one parenting advice columnist suggests approaching 3-year-olds differently than 2-year-olds.

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If your 3-year-old lets loose an “I’m bored,” experts agree: don’t sweat it. You don’t have to hop down on the ground to play with them either. Instead, try asking them questions to point them towards finding their own fun. “Do you want to go outside?” “Do you want to play with your new birthday presents?”

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