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13 Ways to Conquer Preschool Power Struggles

13 Ways to Conquer Preschool Power Struggles

Power struggles are a common occurrence during the preschool years. Here are expert tips for avoiding power struggles and for dealing with them if they do occur.

Teaching Preschoolers about Time

Teaching Preschoolers about Time

Learning the days of the week and the months of the year is standard procedure in preschool curriculum, but what can you do to help your child learn about the concept of time at home?

Computers in Preschool: Hurting or Helping?

Computers in Preschool: Hurting or Helping?

By the preschool years, most children are spending time on computers at school and/or at home. But is it healthy for preschoolers to be interacting with computers?

Play in Preschool: Why it Matters

Play in Preschool: Why it Matters

Playing with dolls and blocks seems to have little to do with the academic knowledge that children will need to succeed in kindergarten. So why is it so important in preschool?

How Preschoolers Think

How Preschoolers Think

Preschoolers can come up with some pretty wacky ideas, but according to the experts that's all part of growing up. It's important as a parent to know what a child is capable of understanding, so that you can form reasonable expectations.

Redshirting: What's It All About?

Redshirting: What's It All About?

If you've got a four-year-old, you're probably all too aware: you've got a big decision coming. Is your child ready for kindergarten?

How to Encourage Preschool Pretend Play

How to Encourage Preschool Pretend Play

Pretend play is fun for young children, and supports important development, too! How can parents help encourage pretend play?

Wash, Brush, Comb! Hygiene Habits for Kids

Wash, Brush, Comb! Hygiene Habits for Kids

Teaching basic hygiene concepts to children at a young age will form the groundwork of a healthy lifestyle in the future. Here's how parents can do it.

Gender Differences: Preschool

Gender Differences: Preschool

Sugar and Spice and Everything nice vs. Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails? The gender differences aren't exactly that clear-cut. But by preschool, children identify themselves as male or female, and gender differences in their behavior may already be apparent.

Body Talk: What Preschoolers Need to Know

Body Talk: What Preschoolers Need to Know

What's the right way to respond when your preschool child starts asking questions about his or her private parts or those of the opposite sex? Here's what parents need to know about talking about the human body with their preschooler.