Empathy is the precursor to compassion, and its only when we experience empathy that we can be compassionate. Parents are integral in teaching a culture of learning to respect others' feelings and helping young children to develop empathy.
What constitutes disruptive behaviour in young kids is very subjective. However, by looking deeper at your childs behaviour it will help you understand more about why they act in a certain way. Behaviour that can appear naughty or disruptive to you, is often just your childs way of communicating an unmet need as they try to figure out their way in the world.
There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to Early Childhood Education (ECE) throughout New Zealand, from teacher-lead to parent-lead centres, to home-based care and more. Read up on what options are available and decide whats best for your little one.