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What mental changes occur during preschool?
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Dr. Kerry Ragain
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Self control
There are many, but here are two big changes: 1) preschoolers are gaining further confidence around long separations from parents, which usually requires that the child develop social skills, and the ability to integrate with friends and teachers; 2) learning to use competitive and aggressive feelings in a socially acceptable manner. Both of these require a mental capacity to reflect on feelings.

In brief: Self control
There are many, but here are two big changes: 1) preschoolers are gaining further confidence around long separations from parents, which usually requires that the child develop social skills, and the ability to integrate with friends and teachers; 2) learning to use competitive and aggressive feelings in a socially acceptable manner. Both of these require a mental capacity to reflect on feelings.
Dr. Kerry Ragain
Dr. Kerry Ragain
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