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    Three Common Preschooler Sleep Issues Plus Tips and Strategies to Help Your Child Get More Rest

    While many parents watch their children emerge from the infancy stage and assume that sleep issues and night wakings are behind them, many sleep issues can resurface during their preschool years. If your child is having trouble getting enough sleep or if your daycare provider is reporting that she seems tired during the day, you might need to tackle your child’s sleep concerns so that she can go…Read More

  2. Helping Socially Anxious Children Make Friends at Daycare

    Many toddlers and preschoolers have a bit of trouble making friends at daycare. Even the most talkative, playful child at home can become a bit more reserved in a childcare setting. Children who are a bit socially anxious may avoid large groups of same age peers, may have trouble knowing how to converse with other kids, and may not always want to join in on the rambunctious fun their cohort is enj…Read More

  3. Tough Conversations: Explaining Mental Illness to a Young Child

    The diagnosis of a family member with a mental illness can cause stress in your child’s life. If this family member is acting differently or is less present than usual, this can raise a lot of questions.  If your child himself has been diagnosed with a mental illness, he will need some basic information about mental health. Here are a few strategies for discussing mental illness with very young…Read More