Articles Written By: Lynn Louise Wonders

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Lynn Louise Wonders, MA, LPC, RPT-S is an early childhood development and parenting expert. She offers private coaching and consultation for parents throughout the U.S. She is a well-known professional in the field of play therapy, providing training, supervision and mentoring to child therapists world-wide having practiced for more than 15 years in schools, child development centers and through her private practice.

Mother helping her daughter brush her teeth

How to Create Intentional Moments with Your Child

Holidays and fun family vacations can produce wonderful memories to be treasured forever. However, powerful parent-child bonds are built through everyday tasks and activities done…
Little child, sleeping soundly

Why Routines Matter for Preschoolers in Times of Emergency

Tragedies, natural disasters and other emergencies can dramatically alter our everyday lives. However, in these times of chaos and confusion, it is very important to…
Father and daughter discussing the daughter's day at school

Identifying Signs of Stress in Your Preschooler and How to Help

Adults are not the only ones who feel stress. Little ones ages 2 to 5 also are susceptible to emotional strain, but don’t yet have…
Little girl smiles shyly while standing on a jungle gym

3 Ways to Help Toddlers Express Themselves

It’s very common for children under the age of 4 to have an imbalance in their emotions and words ratio. They have intense emotions, but…

Popular Questions from Parents of Preschoolers

Through my therapy and counseling work with young children and their parents, I am inevitably asked a lot of questions. Parenting can be challenging, rewarding and scary all at the same time, but it might be comforting to know that parents often ask questions about the same issues year after year. So, you’re not alone! Here are the answers to some of the most common questions I get from the parents of preschool children: Q. Is there some emotional reason…
Two little toddler girls, surrounded by different toys, play with blocks at a day care center

Helpful Hints on Preparing for Toddlerhood

“Cherish the moment…your baby will be grown before you know it!”  Although sayings like this one are trite, there’s a reason new parents hear this…
Little girl playing happily in a sand box

Encourage Learning Through Playing in the Sand!

While young children don’t always have the ability to fully interpret and articulate their emotions, playing comes naturally to almost every child. That’s one reason…
A little toddle grasps at a bunch of strawberries growing on a bush

5 Tips for Feeding Picky Eaters

What do you get when you mix a picky eater with a food he or she strongly resists – and then toss in a dash…
Two young girls lying in a fort made of blankets in their home

6 Indoor Activities to Keep Children Active This Winter

When the temperatures drop and outdoor play is not an option, ensuring your little one gets enough physical activity every day can be a challenge. It…
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