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.
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.
Emotional Development in Preschoolers: From Age 3 to 5
WebMD looks at the emotional development of 3- to 5-year-olds and provides tips for parenting during this stage.
Piaget Cognitive Stages of Development
WebMD explains the Piaget stages of development and how they are reflected in your child's intellectual growth.
Treating Minor Head Injuries in Children
Children often bump their heads. Here's what to do for a minor head injury and when to call for help.
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.
How to Help Preschoolers Learn to Tell the Truth
WebMD talks to experts about how to help preschoolers learn the difference between telling lies and telling the truth.
Preschoolers: Tips for Discipline and Manners
WebMD talks to experts about how to discipline preschoolers and teach them manners.
Your Preschooler’s Developing Personality: 6 Tips for Parents
As your preschooler grows and learns, his or her personality continues to develop and show itself in new ways. Learn how to encourage your child be himself or herself while still introducing new things.
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.
How to Deal With Temper Tantrums
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton has advice about how parents can handle a child's temper tantrum.
Potty Training 101
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton talks about toilet training strategies.