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Kindergarten basics 4: Helping kids learn to get along

Children who know how to solve conflicts have more friends. Here's how to help them with this important skill.

Teaching children how to wait

Kids can learn to make good decisions by learning to wait for things they want.

How to teach your child about self-control

Learning to control behavior can be taught from an early age.

Fun ways to learn self-control

These games and activities can help your child learn to control emotions and behavior.

The do's and don'ts of discipline

Prepare your child for success by setting consistent, realistic expectations.

Baby talk: Do you sound like this?

When it's OK to use your regular voice.

How to tell if your child is ready for preschool

5 questions to ask yourself to find out if your child is ready for preschool.

It's in the cards

A simple card came becomes a letter-learning extravaganza.

Developmental milestones: Ages 3 through 5

Knowing what to expect as your child grows can reassure you that your child is on track with his peers or alert you to potential concerns. Below are some milestones to watch for during the preschool years.

The write stuff

Personalized fairy tales offer a sure-fire trip to happily ever after.