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Three Creative Ways to Save for Your Child’s Future

Three Creative Ways to Save for Your Child’s Future You knew, when you decided to start a family, that there would be expenses. More living space. Childcare. Extra tickets to the movies, and extra seats on the plane. And while you’ve figured out ways of handling your current expenditures, saving for your child’s future can seem daunting. College tuition costs are rising exponentially, and

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How to Make Friends at Daycare or Preschool: Strategies for Your Child

How to Make Friends at Daycare or Preschool: Strategies for Your Child First, recognize the different stages of play and at which ages they occur. If your child is not making friends yet, it may simply be because he is not old enough to play with others in an interactive way. Many infants and toddlers begin with solitary play. This is when a child

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Getting Up to Speed and Back to School!

While some kids may be in daycare year-round, others take the summer off from preschool, or may be beginning at a new preschool this fall. Our five tips will help you to transition your children from lazy summer days to the back to school routine. Take the tour. Nothing is more frightening to a child than the unknown. Take your child on a tour

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Children’s Nutrition at Preschool

With the launch our Summit Kids Academy’s new healthy food program, this week’s blog is all about nutrition. The food your child will eat at preschool or daycare is a significant part of their diet and plays a vital role in your child’s overall health and development. Kids’ nutrition goes beyond the four food groups and three square meals per day. We have a

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Catching ADHD Early: Keep an Eye Out for Signs and Symptoms in Your Young Child

Many parents, teachers, and doctors catch signs and symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children once they reach grade school age.According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 11 children of school age are diagnosed with ADHD. And while diagnosing and treating the disorder before it becomes out of control is important, research now suggests that ADHD is diagnosable in even younger children.

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The New Study That Has Turned Peanut Allergy Advice on its Head, and What It Means for Your Family

As parents with children with peanut allergies know, this increasingly common allergy can be a constant source of worry, causing parents to grow nervous in crowded situations in which snacks are being consumed, and prompting them to monitor the contents of foods served at daycare, preschool, parties, and play dates. If peanut allergies simply meant that kids broke out in a hive here or

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Don’t Let Dehydration Ruin Your Summer Day: Tips for Keeping Kids Safe

It’s so easy to let certain rules ease up during the summer months. Bedtimes are a little later. Playground time lasts a little longer. As the summer sun heats up and the humidity rises, your kids will want to stay as active in the outdoors as possible, but these hot, humid months are a key time to watch our for dehydration and stop it

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Stray Off the Beaten Path: Our Five, Unexpected Family Friendly Vacation Destinations

Your children’s friends at preschool or daycare likely come home from their vacations with exciting stories about the adventures they had. And yes, spying Elsa at Disney World or visiting a waterpark in Myrtle Beach are both incredibly fun activities for kids of all ages. But if your family feels like a unique, offbeat vacation this summer, the U.S. is simply packed with kid-friendly

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Keep Kids Moving: Ten Tips for an Active Summer for Your Entire Family

Sometimes, when late June arrives, our families find their level of activity screeching to a halt. Lazy weekend days are spent in pajamas, in front of the air-conditioner. Backyard lounge chairs and hammocks become ground zero for relaxation, but also a bit of laziness and inertia. And it’s important to allow kids some amount of downtime, so that they can recharge their batteries. But

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