Parenting a preschooler can be a joyous yet frustrating time. As your child grows, he or she is becoming more independent. But with this independence, comes fearlessness and stubbornness. Sound familiar? Don't worry, you will get through this challenging time. There are many parenting tricks to help you deal with the tantrums and other frustrating aspects of raising a 2- to 5-year-old. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about preschoolers, what you should expect in growth and development, when you should be concerned, and much more.
Health and Safety, Ages 2 to 5 Years-Topic Overview
This topic advises parents and caregivers on ways to help prevent illness and accidental injuries in young children. It is not able to or meant to cover every risk that faces a child. However, the topic addresses many of the most common hazards so you can help minimize the risk of infections and injuries and identify areas and situations that can be dangerous to a child between ages 2 and 5 ...
Health and Safety, Ages 2 to 5 Years-Healthy Habits for Preventing Infection and Illness
Safe food handling, practicing basic hygiene to prevent communicable diseases, and regular physical exams are all healthy habits that help protect your child against illness and infection.Safe food preparation and precautionsThorough cleaning and food preparation helps keep you and your child from getting food - borne illnesses. Do your best to ensure that the restaurants where you eat also handle
Health and Safety, Ages 2 to 5 Years-Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked QuestionsLearning about health and safety issues:Why are health and safety important?What kinds of healthy habits can help prevent illness?How can I handle stress as a parent?Protection against harmful germs:How can I practice safe food handling?How can I protect my child from common illnesses?What is the current immunization schedule?Identifying household hazards:How can ...
Preschooler Social Development: Making Friends, Resolving Conflicts, and More
WebMD discusses how preschoolers develop socially, from day care and play dates to making friends and learning to resolve conflicts.
Teach Kids Manners
Ditch the nose pick for a polite handshake with these simple suggestions.
Teach Your Kids Cold- & Flu-Fighting Habits
Can a preschooler really learn ways to protect herself from cold and flu viruses? Here’s what the experts had to say.
Parenting Preschoolers: 8 Mistakes Raising 3-5 Year Olds
WebMD discusses 8 common mistakes parents make in raising their 3 to 5 year olds, from playtime to whining and much more.
Kids Need Real Happy Meals
Here's how to give kids the fun lunch foods they crave -- without sacrificing good nutrition.
When Parents Feel Guilty
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton talks about parents feeling guilty about their parenting style.
Video: Handy Things to Bring to the Playground
Your kid is bound to stir up some fun -- and some dirt at the playground. Plan ahead and pack these three lifesavers.
Potty Training 101
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton talks about toilet training strategies.
How to Deal With Temper Tantrums
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton has advice about how parents can handle a child's temper tantrum.