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.
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.
Piaget Cognitive Stages of Development
WebMD explains the Piaget stages of development and how they are reflected in your child's intellectual growth.
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.
Teach Kids Manners
Ditch the nose pick for a polite handshake with these simple suggestions.
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.
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.
When Parents Feel Guilty
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton talks about parents feeling guilty about their parenting style.
How to Deal With Temper Tantrums
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton has advice about how parents can handle a child's temper tantrum.
When to Introduce Potty Training
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton talks about when to start toilet training your child.