Guidance for Preschoolers

Karina Vindiola


  • Ask many questions
  • Need physical activity
  • Are interested in having friends the same age
  • May exaggerate or make up stories
  • Can be bossy
  • May say "no" when asked to help clean up

Guidance & Discipline for Preschoolers

Involves redirection
  • suggest acceptable behaviors to replace misbehaviors
  • turn a problem activity or action into an acceptable one

Can include timeout

  • remove child from activity for a specific period of time until they calm down, think about what they did, and realize they will not be allowed to misbehave
  • a set time in a safe place away from children, activities and distractions
  • be sure to talk to the children about how time-out works