Magazine article Work & Family Life

Helpful Advice on Navigating the Preschool Years

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Helpful Advice on Navigating the Preschool Years

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Helpful advice on navigating the preschool years

The ages of 3 to 5 are a magical time for establishing the foundation of intellectual, social and emotional growth in a child. The book Practical Wisdom for Parents: Raising Selfconfident Children in the Pre- school Years, which is now avail- able in paperback, provides advice and wisdom on every aspect of life at home and in school and offers effective strategies for coping with each milestone and exigency of family life-from potty training to separation, to bedtime.

Authors Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum are directors of one of the country's most admired preschools (at the 92nd Street Y in New York City). They draw on their experience as educators, school admission directors, parents and visionary leaders in early education to write about what children really need and how the adults in their lives can best support these needs.

Among many topics they give practical advice on:

* Choosing an early childhood program that's right for you and your child. …

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