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Help Your Child Become a Great Problem Solver

Families can help children develop problem-solving skills by taking advantage of opportunities to talk about solving problems. Here are some ways to start a conversation.
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What's Too Scary?

The most important thing a grownup can do is to know an individual child and watch for her reactions to potentially scary images and situations.
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Big Jobs at Home

Your child might take 15 minutes to finish a job you can do in one minute. But in 15 minutes your child can learn a lot!
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Help Your Preschooler Gain Self-Control

When asked about school readiness skills, many teachers say children who succeed in kindergarten know when and how to control their impulses. Here are a few ways families can help children learn self-control.
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Positive Guidance Through the Ages

Rather than expecting an immediate change in your child's behavior, think about behavior as a developmental process that takes time to master. Let’s consider how positive guidance might look as children grow and learn over time.
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Encouraging Healthy Sleep Habits

Sleep is critical to children’s everyday functioning. A good night’s sleep helps prepare children to attend to new experiences, positively engage with others, and build memory and attention skills.
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Coping with Violence

We’ve compiled these online resources for parents, teachers, and others working with young children about coping with violence and talking to young children about tragedies they learn about in the media.
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Building Social and Emotional Skills at Home

School classrooms are busy places where young children learn all sorts of things, including social and emotional skills such as how to express feelings and how to work together with friends on a project. Here are some suggestions for helping your child de
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Ready or Not Kindergarten, Here We Come!

While many of us focus on the basics of letter and number recognition or reading skills, kindergarten readiness encompasses more than a few isolated skills. Here are some tips to help you prepare your child for Kindergarten.
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Why Do Babies Like Boxes Best?

Why is Ella playing with the wrapping paper and box instead of the present? The answer lies in her development.
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Reinforcing Language Skills for Our Youngest Learners

Language acquisition can be a wonderful process for all parents to witness. Especially when we acknowledge that we can take part in helping children learn and acquire the language skills they will need to communicate clearly
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