Preschool: Milestones and Development Articles
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.
Getting a preschooler to bed is important for both his health and his parent's sanity. Here are 10 tips to help you solve the bedtime struggle with your child, so he can sleep soundly through the night.
Let the countdown begin! Kindergarten is just one year away. Your challenge: enjoy this year while preparing your child for entry into the school world.
It's a fact: preschoolers squirm, talk out of turn, and sometimes drive their parents crazy with their inexhaustible energy. All of these are typical behaviors of a preschool child, but did you know they could also be symptoms ADHD?
While hearing your child's speech and language develop can be an amazing and mind-blowing experience, you may also be wondering if she is on track linguistically, worrying if she'll be ready for kindergarten.
Your preschooler is learning her letters and numbers, but she won't sit still and work with her magnetic alphabet. Clearly, she needs to burn some energy, but how might you get a little exercise for that little head in addition to that little body?
What do 10 pins and a big heavy ball have to do with kindergarten? Quite a lot, actually. Believe it or not, bowling is a sport that touches on many aspects of kindergarten preparedness. Plus, it's fun!
How much stress could a 4-year-old possibly be under, you ask? Well, she may not be worrying about the mortgage, the mother-in-law visit, or how she's going to get that presentation done before 7 a.m. but she may still be dealing with pressure.
Children's lives are full of stressful situations: moving, divorces and new schools, to name a few. But is all this clinging and crying normal?
For parents of a shy child, it can be daunting to navigate how to help a child deal with social situations such as playgroups, school, or even being in an unfamiliar environment. But according to Karen Stein, an Early Childhood/Parent Educator in Palo Alto, CA, shyness doesn't have to be a problem.