Parenting Tips for Your 57-58 Month Old Child
Much of 4-5 year-old children’s behavior troubles are due to poor memory. Although memory is steadily improving, children may repeat the same mistakes because they have forgotten past experiences or consequences. They remember only a few words or ideas when someone is talking to them and have difficulty remembering what happened this morning or yesterday.
Their short memory makes children unable to follow too many instructions given at the same time. Don’t be surprised if your child does not follow all your instructions when you say, “Take those toys upstairs to your room, put on your pajamas, brush your teeth and hurry up!” Your child will probably brush her teeth thinking she has done what she was told. When you tell too much, too fast, it upsets and confuses your child.