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Preschool: Social and Emotional Articles

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."

Separation Anxiety 101

Separation Anxiety 101

Here are answers to common questions about separation anxiety.

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.

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?

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.

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 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 ...

11 Ways to Make Errands Fun

11 Ways to Make Errands Fun

With a little preparation and a few fool-proof activities, errands can quickly become fun learning experiences. Here's how.