Kindergarten Emotional Development

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They want to please adults.

A kindergartener’s parents are the center of her world, and many kindergarteners have an intense desire to please adults. They want to know the rules, and they usually follow them closely. They use parents’ and teachers’ approval of them to feel good about themselves.

What you should do: Clearly state rules to your child and tell her how you’d like her to act. Don’t be shocked when your child has trouble following rules, and help her accept her failures.

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