Skills learned in preschool prepare children for life

Skills that teach communication, planning, problem solving, and team interaction are best learned in preschool, Assistant Professor Amanda Moreno, Ph.D., told Cleveland.com in a story about important skills that are often referred to as “soft skills.”

Dr. Moreno addressed how parents can foster these skills at home.

“We often think ‘what do I have to do as a parent to influence my child,'” Dr. Moreno said. “It’s the other way around. The best thing a parent can do is allow their child to influence them.”

Giving kids the reins also helps them learn self-control, Dr. Moreno said, by teaching them that their actions have consequences on other people.

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