Crayons and Tantrums Podcast

Presented by Monica J Sutton

Welcome to the Podcast.  Every week Monica will bring you a new episode filled with honest information, stories, experiences and sometimes special guests to help you with the daily challenges that come up when raising a young child today.

Episode 3 Show Notes:  

You Should Know Better

Hey everyone!  It’s Episode 3 of Crayons and Tantrums.  It’s time to get real today. Have you ever found yourself saying things like; “You should know better”, “Act your age.” “Stop acting like a baby”, “Stop that.”  “Keep it up and….”

Are you guilty?  Hey, I’ve been guilty of saying similar things and probably some of those same things.  I’m not afraid to admit it.  There have been plenty of times in the classroom that I’ve had to take a step back and PAUSE.  I had to quickly ask myself if I was fairly setting appropriate expectations for my students or was I wanting them to act a certain way because it would just make my life a little easier in the moment.  Being that honest with myself wasn’t easy, but it was necessary.

That’s why today we’re talking about Expectations for Young Children.  Join the conversation!

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Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or Google.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • If you’ve been unknowingly setting unrealistic expectations for your child based on their age and developmental stage
  • 6 unrealistic expectations often set for children
  • Hear a story of a 4 year old student who’s parent had some high expectations for her  

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More about The Crayons and Tantrums Podcast:

Monica J Sutton talks about the good, the bad and everything in between those early childhood years. She brings fresh approaches and a new mindset around real early childhood topics.  Dive into stories from early childhood classrooms and conversations about topics like child behavior and child development. There are even occasional interviews with some pretty amazing guests.

“Real talks with real solutions about the good, the bad and everything in between those early childhood years.”

Listen each week.  You have everything you need to teach your children new skills that will impact them for a lifetime!

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