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Preschool is a precious time when children leave the home to start their education and begin making new friends. At this age, your little ones will begin spending time away from you, and that can come with new experiences you should prepare for and monitor. 

Because they're a little older and don't require you to be there for breastfeeding, for example, you might decide to leave your preschoolers home with a sitter while you and your partner enjoy some alone time. To do that, you have to find a babysitter who is the right fit for your family. 

Your toddlers aren't so young anymore, and may ask questions like, "Mommy, where do babies come from?" Are you prepared to give a sex talk to a four-year-old? Many parents think they can avoid this topic until the preteen years, but their kids may ask about sex long before they're ready for the birds and the bees talk. Look here for some help on how to talk to kids about sex.

You should also know about vaccines and immunizations, as most preschools, daycares and kindergartens require certain medical records and shots before a child can sign up to attend classes or programming. 

Learn how young is too young for the internet, and how to keep your kids safe while using the web so you're prepared when your tots want to play with your tablet. Also, find insight into how much physical activity your children should partake in to stay healthy while creating good habits that last a lifetime.

 
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