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4. Attention

NEED: The security of knowing that they will have some focused attention every day. One-on-one time regularly. Parents who love them, cheer for them and set boundaries for their safety and well-being.

DON’T NEED: All of the attention they demand. “Come here Mom,” “Watch this!” “Swing me again, Dad,” “Stay here while I poop!” “Don’t leave…” Preschoolers’ perceived needs are never-ending and unrelenting. Cut yourself some slack – they’ll never be satisfied.

5. To feel valued

NEED: To feel important and unique. To be told that they were created with a purpose and a plan.

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DON’T NEED: To feel that the world revolves around them.