• Iris Windsor

Yes...A Threenager is a "Stage"

Updated: May 6, 2019


Do you have a 3 year old?

If you can make yourself aware of what the milestones are in the life of your 3 year old, you will probably both enjoy the journey much more. We can help you with that!

This is the period of “WHY”?? They spend most of their waking hours asking “why”?.....one hundred times a day. Advice? Keep your answers simple Some three year olds who are seen as particularly difficult are really just curious and bright and will be seen to thrive on enrichment activities geared to their particular interests. We can also help you with that!

For many parents, the “terrible two’s” is a walk in the park compared to the three year old horror show that is coming next! They make demands and are often still not happy when their demands are met. Why?? Because what they think they want isn’t really what they want.....what they want is control and that is not always possible or wise

Now is the time folks, to choose your battles. This is the time to assert control in all areas except those areas in which you intend to allow your child to be able to make choices. “Little” children can make “little” choices. Children who are temperamentally persistent need the boundaries to be set for a happy life for all

You look at your beautiful child and realise that they have become smarter, more demanding, more self centred and probably, at times, absolutely beautiful!

They become much more aware of, and start to become sensitive to, the feelings of others and it does the heart good at times to see them being amenable, capable of taking turns and sharing with others

They begin to develop imaginary friends and may spend much more time in fantasy activity

At this age, they love to please and will start to become less dependent on you because their sense of identity is growing stronger. However, they are still capable of a feisty attitude on occasion and we mustn’t forget that they can and will, openly and loudly resist your requests

Does this sound like your child? Does this sound like an emotional minefield? Who better to help you through this than a trained expert.... your Early Childhood Educator.

We understand how confronting these times can be. At Dragonfly’s Early Learning we are here to support your family and do what we have been trained to do....to help guide parents and children through what can be an emotionally taxing time. Let’s make it a “happy time” Let us help you

We understand what you are going through. It’s not easy. Please call us on 5471 6500 to arrange a walk through and come along to meet the experts, our trained educators. We would love to see you to discuss your needs


Bring your child along for a visit... allow them a little time to mix with their peers and see just how quickly they "fit" in


If you would like to know more or make an enquiry please go to our website at https://www.dragonflys.com.au/contact-us