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Preschool: Social and Emotional Articles

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 ...

Preschool Fears and How to Address Them

Preschool Fears and How to Address Them

Parents may try many strategies for taming their child's fears. What's the best way to erase childhood fears and help your child get back on track?

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?

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.

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.

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.