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Preschool: Social and Emotional Articles

7 Preschool Worries ... and How to Deal

7 Preschool Worries ... and How to Deal

When it comes to going to school for the first time, kids and parents have lots of concerns. Here's a few tips on addressing you and your child's worries.

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.

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.

Gearing Up for Preschool Development

Gearing Up for Preschool Development

Check out this list of skills you should help your child master in order to make the transition to preschool go smoothly.

When Preschoolers Talk Back

When Preschoolers Talk Back

Talking back is very common in children of preschool age. Here's what parents can do to cut back on attitude and keep rudeness at bay.

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?

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.

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.