Description: On November 30, 2011, Nancy Schulman & Ellen Birnbaum co-authors of “Practical Wisdom for Parents: Demystifying the Preschool years” came to the Google New York office to discuss their book. Nancy Schulman & Ellen Birnbaum, are early childhood educators and directors of the 92nd Street Y Nursery in New York City. The authors discuss that there are many viable preschool choices that will provide youngsters with an opportunity to access the five core learning experiences of preschool: separation, being part of a group, socialization, independence and routines. Ample attention is given to the etiquette of play dates and sundry mysteries of the preschool universe. Discussions of bedtime, meals, discipline, toilet training combine to make this book a practical and comprehensive resource.