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Preschool: Social and Emotional Articles

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.

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.

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.

The Importance of Playdates

The Importance of Playdates

A trip to a friend's house may seem ho-hum compared to a ballet class, but it's just as important. Here's why we can't lose the "playdate."

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.

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.

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!

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?

Fostering Courage in Your Preschool Child

Fostering Courage in Your Preschool Child

If you want your preschooler to develop courage, help her learn to face the things she fears most. Here's how.

Building Self-Esteem in Preschool

Building Self-Esteem in Preschool

Want to help your preschooler build strong self-esteem early? Here's how to help.