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Preschool: Social and Emotional Articles

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?

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.

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 ...

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."

Seven Books to Ease Separation Anxiety

Seven Books to Ease Separation Anxiety

Whether the upcoming school year means back to babysitter or back to school for your children, these books are sure to help ease them into independence.

Separation Anxiety 101

Separation Anxiety 101

Here are answers to common questions about separation anxiety.

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.

Even Preschoolers Sweat the Small Stuff

Even Preschoolers Sweat the Small Stuff

How much stress could a 4-year-old possibly be under, you ask? Well, she may not be worrying about the mortgage, the mother-in-law visit, or how she's going to get that presentation done before 7 a.m. but she may still be dealing with pressure.

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.