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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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.