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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.

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.

Dyslexia: What to Look for

Dyslexia: What to Look for

Is it normal for a child to have delayed speech or letter identification? A lack of interest in books with a lot of text? When should parents be concerned that their child may need to see a specialist?

Even Preschoolers Sweat the Small Stuff

Even Preschoolers Sweat the Small Stuff

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.

Turn Your Street Into a Classroom!

Turn Your Street Into a Classroom!

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?

Clinging and Crying: Could It Be Adjustment Stress?

Clinging and Crying: Could It Be Adjustment Stress?

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?

Kindergarten Readiness: The Summer Before the Big Transition

Kindergarten Readiness: The Summer Before the Big Transition

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.

Teaching Your Child to Swim

Teaching Your Child to Swim

There's an ocean of reasons why kids should learn how to swim while they're young. The most obvious one is safety. If your child knows how to stay afloat and swim to safety, you and everyone else can have a bit more peace of mind near the water.

ADHD: A Preschool Problem?

ADHD: A Preschool Problem?

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?

The Low-down on Stuttering

The Low-down on Stuttering

There is nothing quite like hearing your child utter her first words. And there is nothing quite like the way your heart drops when you hear those words begin to tumble over one another in a mishmash of repetitions, fumbling, and hesitancy.