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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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."