Bonding with a preschooler

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Bonding with a preschooler

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I think that bonding with anybody is a tricky thing. And with preschoolers, it's even trickier. But in any kind of social interaction, they key is to find that link that excites the other person or excites you. So for a preschooler, if you can find that one thing that they're excited about, that they light up when they hear you talk about it, or play it. And I understand as a parent who hated playing pretend, "Oh, let's go dress up and play store," that you can't always play what they want to play. But then find something you are excited about and you like doing, and see how you can incorporate that into it and share your own interests and excitement; and that builds a strong bond between the two of you that can last a long time.

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Mimi Lichterman

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Mimi is a full-time mom and part-time educator. She has terrific nine-year-old twin sons and a wonderful and supportive husband of 15 years. She worked full time as a primary grade teacher until she and her husband decided to work on having a family. When her sons were in kindergarten, she returned to teaching part-time. Working part time at their school is a wonderful opportunity for her to take part in their school lives as well as to stay connected to education. She strives to achieve a healthy lifestyle for her family by balancing health, fun, learning, and green choices. She enriches her  family time by playing all kinds of card, board, word, and strategy games. She also likes to spread the fun by sharing the family's love of games with friends and extended family.

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