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Preschool: Social and Emotional Articles

The First Day of School: Dealing with Preschool Separation Anxiety

The First Day of School: Dealing with Preschool Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is a very common problem for preschool children, especially during the first few weeks of school. Here are some tips for cutting down on separation anxiety during the preschool years.

Preschool Activities: How Much is Too Much?

Preschool Activities: How Much is Too Much?

How much is too much enrichment for a preschooler? Tips to keep activities fun and developmentally appropriate for your preschooler.

5 Ways to Promote Preschool Sharing

5 Ways to Promote Preschool Sharing

Here are five ways to get started fostering the important skill of sharing in your preschooler.

Kindergarten Readiness: More Than Academics

Kindergarten Readiness: More Than Academics

Parents struggle every year to decide if their child is ready to take that first big step into formal education. Even in this day and age, when many children get their feet wet in preschool, not all kids are prepared for kindergarten. True, they may be able to do some basic reading and writing, but ...

A Preschool Behavior Survival Guide

A Preschool Behavior Survival Guide

Just when they thought the worst was over, enter the sometimes willful, rude, and whiny preschool child. Here's a parent-friendly guide to getting preschool behavior on track - without losing your mind!

"I Can Do It!" Raising a Resilient Preschooler

"I Can Do It!" Raising a Resilient Preschooler

During the preschool years, your child meets new peers, learns fresh skills, and begins to learn about himself as an individual. Here are four approaches to helping your preschooler become a more confident and resilient child.

Helping Young Children Cope With Frustration

Helping Young Children Cope With Frustration

One of the best lessons parents can help their children learn over the years is how to cope with frustration. Here's how to get started.

12 Ways to Deal with Temper Tantrums

12 Ways to Deal with Temper Tantrums

One problem that no preschool parent has ever been spared is that of the tantrum. Try some of the following ideas to help avoid tantrums, or at least make them less frequent and less intense.

Encouraging a Shy Preschooler to Participate

Encouraging a Shy Preschooler to Participate

If you're the parent of a shy preschooler, you know that balancing the new experiences that your child needs with the safety and security you want to provide can be a tricky task. Want to help? Here are some ways to help shy preschoolers become a part of the group.

When Your Preschool Child Struggles to Play With Others

When Your Preschool Child Struggles to Play With Others

All preschool children will have some difficulty playing with other children because they are testing out the rules of social interaction. Here are expert ideas from a child psychologist for helping your preschooler play with others.