Mothers and their children enjoying a playdate

5 Tips to Help Parents Make the Most of Playdates

Playdates as we know them are a relatively new phenomenon. Years ago, everything was informal; you rang the doorbell and asked if your friend could…
A boy looks curiously at a little sapling through a magnifying glass

Spring into Science

As winter fades to spring, young children have new opportunities to channel their inner explorer by playing outside and interacting with nature. Spring is a…
Three diamonds made from paper with yarn threaded through it

A Threading Craft to Help Develop Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills

As a busy parent, it can be challenging to find fun activities for kids which also benefit them developmentally. This simple threading craft hones in…
Little girl engrossed in watching a video on her tablet

Media Guidelines for Preschoolers That Every Parent Should Know

When it comes to children and technology, guidelines for media use are becoming more flexible given the realities of the digital world in which we…
Little boy making holiday treats with his mother

8 Delicious and Easy Holiday Gifts You Can Make with Your Child

Around the holidays, I always look forward to making gifts for friends and family. Every year I pick out quick and easy recipes to assemble…
Little child, sleeping soundly

Why Routines Matter for Preschoolers in Times of Emergency

Tragedies, natural disasters and other emergencies can dramatically alter our everyday lives. However, in these times of chaos and confusion, it is very important to…
A little toddler boy tries to balance himself by putting his hands and feet on the ground

3 Balance Games for Kids

Balance is one of the most important basic skills children can develop, but as most things in life, getting better takes time and practice. Having…

Popular Questions from Parents of Preschoolers

Through my therapy and counseling work with young children and their parents, I am inevitably asked a lot of questions. Parenting can be challenging, rewarding and scary all at the same time, but it might be comforting to know that parents often ask questions about the same issues year after year. So, you’re not alone! Here are the answers to some of the most common questions I get from the parents of preschool children: Q. Is there some emotional reason…
Happy little girl looking out from swimming pool

What Parents Should Know About Pool Safety

In recent years, infant and toddler swim programs have become popular, leaving many parents wondering when it is appropriate for a child to start taking…
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