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Preschool: Social and Emotional Articles

Social Graces: What to Expect in Preschool

Social Graces: What to Expect in Preschool

No doubt there's a lot that goes into preparing your preschooler for that inevitable foray into formal education: the alphabet, counting, raising their hand... Don't forget to throw manners into the mix.

How to Tame Your Preschooler's Temper

How to Tame Your Preschooler's Temper

Let's face it: preschoolers are a handful. They have difficulty sharing, they often refuse to eat or sleep, and have a particular liking for the word "no" In these situations, children can show surprising outbursts of anger, leaving parents shocked and confused. How should you deal with these ...

How to Cope with Preschool Nightmares

How to Cope with Preschool Nightmares

Preschool children may be more prone to experiencing nightmares than are older or younger children. Here are expert ideas for helping preschool children who have had a nightmare.

Talking Safety to Your Preschooler

Talking Safety to Your Preschooler

By the time your child is around age three, you need to begin paving the way for personal safety skills. It begins now, but it's an empowering journey that will continue until your child leaves home.

Dealing with Separation Anxiety

Dealing with Separation Anxiety

Your first four years together have been heaven-sent. From his first step to his first complete sentence, you've been on-hand championing your son's growth and development. Now it's time to pass the torch to his preschool teacher.

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.

Preschool Books to Grow With: Using Stories to Teach Sharing

Preschool Books to Grow With: Using Stories to Teach Sharing

During the preschool years, your child is coming to terms with an often difficult task: sharing. For perhaps the first time, they are playing with communal toys. Is it mine or not? It's all very confusing. You can teach them to navigate with a tool that might not have occurred to you...books.

Helping Your Preschooler Understand Emotions and Feelings

Helping Your Preschooler Understand Emotions and Feelings

What can parents do at home to help foster their child's emotional development? Helping your preschooler identify her feelings and giving her strategies for dealing with them in constructive ways are all part of growing up.

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?

Separation Anxiety 101

Separation Anxiety 101

Here are answers to common questions about separation anxiety.