popular topics in social development

  • Babies and Toddlers
    Learning Activities for Toddlers
    Buzzing Bee
    Buzzing Bee Activity for the individual child Age group: 18-30 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes This activity is meant to help children with separation issues. You can dream up many potential variations. For example, you can be the moon a...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Social Interaction
    Preschoolers Who Aren't in Preschool
    Preschoolers Who Aren't in Preschool Q-tip Having trouble finding an activity or playgroup that you and your preschooler might enjoy? Try forming a play co-op with other parents of preschoolers in your area. When you have the kids to your home, ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Separation Anxiety
    When Parents Feel Separation Anxiety
    When Parents Feel Separation Anxiety by Maya CohenSeparation anxiety isn't just for kids. A lot of parents feel acutely nervous when their child begins school or leaves for summer camp. You may worry about your child's adjustment, or just miss s...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Separation Anxiety
    Parting from Your Preschooler
    Parting from Your Preschooler Childproofing Don't try to sneak away without letting your child know you're leaving just because he seems happy. Your preschooler will never get comfortable or really take part in the group if he's constantly check...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Social Development
    Helping Your Child Make Friends
    Helping Your Child Make Friends Preschoolers make friends quickly and intensely. To your three-year-old, a "friend" is anyone who is willing to play with her the way she wants to play at the moment. It could be someone she sees every day in the ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Social Development
    Teaching Your Preschooler to Get Along
    Teaching Your Preschooler to Get Along Q-tip You can cut down on violence toward other children by appealing to your child's growing sociability. Your three-year-old wants to get along with others, to make friends, have fun, and learn with other...
  • Learning Disabilities Printables
    Characteristics Checklist for Asperger's Syndrome: Social Interactions
    Print out and use this checklist to help in an initial diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome in your child. You can find more checklists on Asperger's syndrome here. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Social Development
    Your Preschooler: The Social Observer
    Your Preschooler: The Social Observer Given the opportunity, your three-year-old will become a social creature this year. She now begins to see the value of having friends and playmates and has the motivation and attention span needed to play s...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Expressing Emotions
    The Body and Soul of a Preschooler
    The Body and Soul of a Preschooler Q-tip Remember that your child will look to you as a model of how to express emotions. So make a point of expressing your own emotions honestly. Q-tip Try to encourage your preschooler's use of words to express...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Social Development
    Preventing Prejudice in Your Toddler
    Preventing Prejudice in Your Toddler As much as we would like to be a color-blind, gender-blind, age-blind society, we aren't. So don't ignore the issues of racism and sexism (and ageism and other prejudices) just because they make you uncomfor...
  • shy preschooler
    Shyness
    Age-by-Age Guide to Helping Your Shy Child Thrive
    Not every person is cut out to be a social butterfly. Research shows that nearly half of all teens and adults identify themselves as shy. Some people are born with a timid temperament, and others seem to develop a shy personality along the way....
    Erin Dower
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Social Development
    I'm Unique: Teaching Your Toddler to Value Differences
    I'm Unique: Teaching Your Toddler to Value Differences You can begin to battle the influence of bias in our culture by teaching your toddler to value differences. One way to start is by encouraging your child to appreciate her own uniqueness. Q-...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Sharing
    Teaching Your Toddler to Share
    Teaching Your Toddler to Share Your toddler's language development advances the formation of empathy and first friendships. During the second half of the third year, language becomes more and more of a social tool. Playdates give your child th...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Separation Anxiety
    How to Prepare Your Toddler for Separation
    How to Prepare Your Toddler for Separation More than anything else, your own attitude can help your child to overcome her fear. Your confidence will increase your toddler's confidence. Your cheerfulness will help reduce her tears. Your fearless...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Terrible Twos
    The Terrible Twos: A Part of Emotional Development
    The Terrible Twos: A Part of Emotional Development Why are they called the "terrible twos"? Probably because of the way two-year-olds express their emotions. Feelings are raw and powerful at age two. Most toddlers put their emotions right out th...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Separation Anxiety
    Separation Anxiety: Making It Easier for Everyone
    Separation Anxiety: Making It Easier for Everyone No healthy toddler can avoid going through the difficult process of separation and individuation. You cannot stay with your child every minute of every day and even if you could, that wouldn't ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Separation Anxiety
    Separation Anxiety
    Separation Anxiety Q-tip It may ease separation anxiety later if you at least occasionally employ a sitter during the first six months of your baby's life. She may feel more comfortable with separation if it has always been a familiar aspect of ...
  • School and Learning
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Separation Anxiety in Kindergartener
    When being at school all day makes a child depressed, try to reassure him of your confidence in him. ...