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Pushing Your Shy Child

Pushing Your Shy Child

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.

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.

Preschoolers Need Structure ... or Don't They?

Preschoolers Need Structure ... or Don't They?

Parents of young child know to expect the unexpected when it comes to structuring a preschooler's day. But do preschoolers really need all that structure?

Preschool Language Milestones

Preschool Language Milestones

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.

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.

Bowling for Kindergarten

Bowling for Kindergarten

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!