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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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Three Outdoor STEM Activities That Will Engage and Educate Your Young Child

Your toddler or preschooler likely spends quite a bit of time running around outdoors, playing on playground equipment, throwing a ball, or chasing friends. But you can add an additional element to his outdoor fun in the form of STEM activities which will teach your child about nature, science, and technology using natural materials and elements of nature. Construct a stick fort. Many of

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Making Drop-off and Pick-up Smooth for Your Child and You!

How much thought have you given to your child’s daycare drop-off and pick-up each day? The way you part with your child in the morning and the way you reunite in the evening can make a big difference when it comes to your child’s day. How to Make Drop-off a Breeze:  Prepare the night before by picking out and laying out clothing so that

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Five Strategies for Being a Productive Work-at-Home Parent

No commute? No gratuitous meetings? Being a work-at-home parent can cut down on a tremendous amount of stress and can actually boost your productivity! But there are some common mistakes that many work-at-home parents make, and our five strategies can help you to avoid them and become as efficient as possible, even from home. Create a Schedule Think about your day strategically, and block

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Fostering a Love for Animals in Your Young Child

Young children who develop a loving and positive relationship with animals grow up with a more developed sense of kindness, empathy, and consideration. You don’t necessarily need to have a couple of family dogs or a beloved cat in order for your child to feel positively toward animals. There are many ways to incorporate animals into your child’s life. Here are a few ideas

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What Does “Typical” Look Like? Monitoring Your Child’s Speech Development

Many parents wait eagerly for those first words, for more fluid communication with their child, and for those early adorable phrases and mispronunciations. Along with that eagerness can come some concern. Is my child learning to speak and communicate at a typical pace? There are general guidelines that will help you to identify possible concerns, but remember to review your concerns with your pediatrician

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How to Encourage Your Young Child to Become an Enthusiastic Early Reader

Long after your child has abandoned truck racing and tea parties, one activity from their childhood will linger on into adulthood. Reading is an activity which will follow your child throughout her life, whether she’s a self-motivated bookworm who devours story after story as she grows older, or whether she uses reading as a tool which opens new doors to her as she develops

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Raising Kind, Generous, and Respectful Kids: Five Key Tips

Attention to kindness and thoughtful behavior is essential to raising a child with strong moral character. While parents rightfully focus on academic achievement, physical fitness, and an interest in arts, music, and language learning, kindness is often overlooked, but should be practiced consistently by kids and their parents in order for children to truly learn what it means to be kind. Remember to model

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