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10 Recipes that Combine Seasonal Produce with Kid-Friendly Flavor!

From tomatoes and watermelons to asparagus and cucumbers, your local grocery store or farmer’s market is brimming with fresh and delicious produce this time of year. Take advantage of this summer’s crops to make healthy and tasty meals, snacks, and desserts for the whole family. Blackberry Citrus Granola Bowl. Blackberries are a juicy and flavorful summer fruit, and they taste delivious when paired with

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Summertime Crafting: Five Colorful Ideas for Young Children

As the summer days grow hotter and steamier, plenty of fun is to be had at the pool, the beach, and the splash park. But there will likely be a number of afternoons spent indoors, rainy Saturday mornings, and low-key evenings to enjoy. That’s when many kids love to get their hands messy with a craft, and what better during the summer months than

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The Importance of Keeping Up Routines and Expectations on Family Vacation

Whether you’ve planned a laid-back vacation at the beach, or whether you’re expanding your child’s horizons with a trip to a new city or country, you know that new experiences and family time will be on the itinerary. As much fun as this can be for kids, keeping their schedule intact and setting the same expectations for their behavior as you do at home

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Showing Respect to Young Children: Four Practices to Consider

Parents are often very focused on directing their children so that they learn manners, kindness, thoughtfulness, and respect for the adults around them. And these are important lessons to learn. But a piece of the pie that is often missing is showing respect for your young child in order to model respectful behavior and to allow your child to feel a sense of autonomy

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Five Tips for Managing When Your Partner Goes Out of Town

Many parents know the sinking feeling that occurs when your spouse comes home at the end of the day to announce that they are taking a trip for work in a few weeks, leaving you home to watch the kids, make dinners, walk the dog, do the dishes, and, of course, do your own job. Following are some tips for coping when you’re parenting

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Growing a Kid-Friendly Garden: Five Plants That Will Get Little Ones on Board

Our young children can learn so much by helping to maintain a backyard garden. They’ll learn about soil conditions, sunlight, and the way in which seeds grow into seedlings and then full-fledged plants. They’ll also get some experience caring for a living thing and feeling a sense of accomplishment when they nurture it. These five plants are great for little gardeners! Sunflowers. Big, bright,

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Selecting the Right Extracurricular Activities for Your Child

The sheer quantity of activities your child can become involved in after daycare and on the weekends is staggering. From classics like swimming and ballet to newer favorites like STEM-oriented classes and yoga, there is a lot to choose from. Check out our suggestions on how to choose the right activities for your little one, and you may find yourself making wiser choices on

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How to Choose a Childcare Center for Your Baby-to-Be!

If you’re expecting a new addition to the family, you’re likely feeling overwhelmed by decisions to be made. Naming the baby, decorating her nursery, and choosing between cloth diapers and disposables are just a few of the choices expectant parents must make. When it comes to choosing a daycare center, many parents feel paralyzed by the choices in front of them, and aren’t sure

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Five Tips for Keeping Children Safe and Sound When Enjoying the Water

Whether you love a beach day, prefer relaxing by the pool, or spend your time on boats with family and friends on the weekends, water safety is incredibly important. Even more important is to educate your young children about water safety and to make sure that they take proper precautions while in or near the water. These five tips will allow your family to

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Navigating Transitions: Helping Young Children to Switch Gears

As an adult, making a transition from one activity to another feels like no big deal. It can be jarring the first time you realize that your little one has a very hard time moving from crayons to dinnertime or from brushing teeth to using the potty. Kids have a tough time with transitions both at home and at daycare. Our five tips will

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