Author Archives: JoAnne Solchany, Ph.D.

Regression can stress you out

When Your Child Acts Like a Baby

When Your Child Acts Like a Baby

Some children regress as a way of escaping to a less stressful time.

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Cover of Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children

[Book Review] Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children

JoAnne Solchany, Ph.D., reviews Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children, a window into how children form and maintain friendships.

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Preschoolers will need to answer a lot of questions about adoption

When the Questions Begin

Your preschooler is curious — and so are his peers. Help him get ready for inquiring young minds.

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A young girl engages in pretend play

The Land of Make-Believe

Fantasy play is your preschooler's safe arena to learn about life — and work things out.

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A mother talks about an adopted sibling with her young child

Oh, Brother! Oh, Sister!

Adding another child to your family can be exhilarating. But first, you'll have to prep your preschooler.

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Setting limits is best for your preschooler

Why Preschoolers Need Limits

Many of us want to indulge our children with gifts and leniency. But that's not what kids need.

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Girl fantasizes about her birth parents

Imaginary Birth Parents

Your child may never have met his first mom and dad. But that doesn't mean he's not spinning stories about them.

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