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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 ...

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.

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.

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.

"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.

Routines: Why They Matter and How to Get Started

Routines: Why They Matter and How to Get Started

One of the most important things that you can do to make your young child feel safe is to establish as much routine in his life as possible. Here's expert advice from a child psychologist on getting started.

Ask the Child Psychologist: Fear of the Preschool Teacher

Ask the Child Psychologist: Fear of the Preschool Teacher

Children being afraid of their teacher is a common occurrence, especially at the beginning of the school year. Here are expert tips for helping a child who is scared of her preschool teacher.

The Best Board Games for Preschoolers

The Best Board Games for Preschoolers

Looking for a boredom buster? Wait. Before you turn on the TV. Think about another box... the board game! Here are five absolutely fantastic games for preschoolers that may not be in your closet yet:

Ask the Child Psychologist: Preschool Aggression

Ask the Child Psychologist: Preschool Aggression

My preschooler has started to intentionally say things to upset people, like "You're dead!" or "You're a bad guy!â I don't want to give it too much attention, but at the same time I want him to know I don't like it. What should I do?

5 Ways to Teach Preschool Patience

5 Ways to Teach Preschool Patience

Patience is not one of a preschooler's strongest skills. Here are five things you can do to help your child become more patient.