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<p>I just wanted to post a quick reminder, my co-mod and I will be working on forum guidelines, but in the mean time I wanted to take a moment to remind *everyone* that 3 year olds are still considered toddlers. For the purposes of these forums, The Childhood Years will include the ages 4 through 8! </p>
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<p>Can I ask why the restriction in age? Developmentally the restriction of ages 4-8 doesn't make sense to me. 3 year olds seem to me to have more in common with 4 year olds than 2 year olds. I got a lot out of hearing from parents of older children when I posted HERE about my 3 year olds (when they were that young). </p>
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<p>On the other end, I've browsed the Preteens/Teens forum, and I can say that my 9 year old's issues really seem to belong here more than in Preteens. This may be a boy/girl thing - I'm sure by the time my 6 year old daughter is 9, we'll be having pre-adolescent issues. But my 9 year old son is not showing signs of puberty, and is very much a child.</p>
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<p>Is there really such traffic on this board to need to restrict ages?</p>
 

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I agree with Lynn. I have been posing here about my ds since the spring. To me this was much more appropriate. Ds had way more in common with the 4+ range than the toddlers. To me once he hit 3 he was no longer a toddler. JMO<br><br><br>
Soon it will be irrelevant as next week he turns 4. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<p>I have to agree also-I have a 3 and 9 year old and definitely read and post on this board over the toddler/preteen & teen board.</p>
 
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<p>Yes, these are your opinion, however most literature states that a child is a toddler until the age of 4, and that childhood spans years 5-9. I understand that issues may fall more into one 'age group' than another, and with your child you'll have to use your own discretion. As I stated we will be working on the guidelines. </p>
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<p>Please do not post to this thread if you have any questions please PM myself, Cat or one of our Admins!</p>
 

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<p>UPDATE: The Admins who made this policy, are addressing it here now -- <a href="../1278686/why-are-threads-about-3-year-olds-being-moved-from-childhood-years-to-toddlers">http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1278686/why-are-threads-about-3-year-olds-being-moved-from-childhood-years-to-toddlers</a></p>
 
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