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.
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.
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.
4- to 5-Year-Old Developmental Milestones: Cognitive, Language, and Motor Skills
WebMD discusses the developmental milestones reached by 4- to 5-year olds, including language and cognitive development.
Bed-wetting Alarms: How They Work, Types, and More
WebMD explains how bed-wetting alarms work and whether they're right for your child.
Preschoolers and Sleep: Expert Advice
WebMD talks to experts about how to handle preschoolers' naps, bedtime power struggles, and more.
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.
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.
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.
When Parents Feel Guilty
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton talks about parents feeling guilty about their parenting style.
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.