No-Stress Ways to Help Your Preschooler Right Now

This COVID year has been especially rough on parents of preschool children. With many early childhood education sites closed or in virtual mode, parents worry about how the disruption to their child’s educational and social-emotional routines might have a negative long-term effect, says Kellye Wood, director of early childhood with Oakland Schools. Rather than stress about the day-to-day, take a long view and be reassured that ultimately, your child will get through this experience.

“Sometimes less is more and simple is best,” Wood says. “Try to have a basic daily schedule with reassuring routines and playtime for your child — yet know it’s all right when things don’t go as planned. Children are exquisitely sensitive to how their parents are feeling. Try not to keep adding to your adult to-do list.”  Read more

  • parenting
  • Preschool

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