People have been asking me for parenting advice since long before I had children. Occupational hazard. Most common questions were "how to I get my ___ year old to stop ____" etc, etc. Since my expertise (and I use that word lightly) was not with preschool aged children I used to tell them I didn't know but offer some sort of advice which I now look back on as not being half bad. My favorite was when a mom (and a great mom at that) asked how she could get her two year old to stop getting into her makeup and her older sister's markers, etc. I said, "put them up where they can't be reached." Good, right! I know it isn't what she wanted to hear. She wanted me to give her a way to teach her child obedience. That is way harder!