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 Preschool Parenting

You Asked: We Answered

We talked to hundreds of parents about what it’s like trying to raise a healthy preschooler. Parents shared their burning questions, biggest challenges, and best strategies.

We know how important the first years are for getting your child off to a healthy start. We also understand that being a parent is an important — and hard — job! So we talked to hundreds of parents to get their tips on parenting.

Below you’ll find some of our expert tips on raising a healthy preschooler.  Keep reading to get more information on these topics and questions:

How can I set a good example for my preschooler?

You are your child’s best role model. When you set a good example, your child learns healthy habits. She will want to copy what you eat and do to stay healthy. Get tips on starting healthy habits for the whole family.

Parent 2 Parent

"My daughter came home from pre-school singing a song about yummy cookies. I was frustrated because we finally got her to stop asking for cookies at snack time. I didn’t want the teacher to think I was being annoying, but I brought it up anyway. The teacher was more than happy to teach a song about yummy fruit, too."

How do I get everyone on board with my parenting goals?

Many parents rely on other people to help take care of their kids. Having help can be a big relief, but it can also be stressful when other adults do things differently than we’d like.

How can I make our daily lives feel more manageable?

It can be difficult to juggle all of your responsibilities as a parent. Setting up routines for mealtime, playtime, and sleeping time will help your child know what to expect and help you manage your responsibilities as a parent. Learn more about setting family routines.

Talk to your child’s doctor.

Share your successes, questions, and concerns about parenting at each well-child visit. You and your child’s pediatrician are partners in helping your preschooler develop healthy habits. Learn more.

Help your preschooler stay at a healthy weight for life!