Preschooler Social and Emotional Development
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Social and emotional development shapes how your child interacts with the world.
Developmentally Appropriate Behavior
While kids between three to five years old have mastered many skills, they’re still figuring out a lot of things when it comes to controlling their behavior and emotions.
Learn about your preschooler's social and emotional development
This development includes your child’s individual feelings, behaviors, and relationships. This section will help you support your child’s social and emotional development to ensure a healthy and happy future.
Parenting & Behavior Management Strategies (Preschooler)Kids ages three to five years old may have developed strong language skills and experienced many things, but they are still learning about how to manage their behavior and emotions. By being exposed to more environments (like daycare or preschool) and people (like teachers and new friends), your child is learning how to act and respond in different situations.
Building Resilience in Your ChildChildren learn a tremendous amount of information and behaviors during their first five years of life – from talking and walking to being a friend. This learning also includes making mistakes, and bouncing back from them. Resilience is the ability to bounce back. Find out how to help your child build resilience as a powerful life skill.
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