Oh, the tough stuff. Life with preschoolers means wading right into the hard stuff, sometimes on a daily basis.
And what's perhaps most striking of all is just how much tough stuff there is!
We asked our team of City Editors to tell us about what books they turn to for help explaining something tough, and we got answers from potty training to where babies come from, from separation anxiety to terminal illness.
A mom's journey through terminal breast cancer (Atlanta)
And that's only the tip of what we -- and more importantly, our little ones -- consider to be tough to get through.
As with all moments, light or heavy, a book provides some context, a script, some words when we are not so sure of our own. So, from your littlest ones trying to stay dry to your bigger ones trying to dry their tears, here are some wise essays on using great books to tackle life's thornier moments:
Part of growing up is acquiring an ever broader sense of the world. From the embrace of parents and family, to friends and neighbors, a town or city, a country, the planet and beyond. Our preschoolers are always eager to learn and look beyond what th... read more
Even though they are totally different ages and stages, both of my kids love the PBS kids TV show Martha Speaks, based on the popular book series by Susan Meddaugh. And I do, too. It builds vocabulary, comprehension, and spelling all while entert... read more