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Moving Your Child’s Bedtime Earlier: How It Can Impact Your Family

Sleep concerns are a part of life for many parents of young children. But there is a simple solution that can reduce the impact of many of these sleep issues. Putting your young child to bed earlier can have a positive effect on his sleep and your wellbeing! Fewer nighttime wake-ups. If your child isn’t overly exhausted because she is going to sleep a

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Aggravating Toddler and Preschooler Sleep Disruptions: How to Navigate Them

Just when you think you’ve gotten past the frequent wakings and feedings of babyhood, toddlerhood and the preschooler years throw you a few curveballs. Nighttime fears and stalling tactics rear their ugly heads around this time in a child’s development. But there are ways to manage these disruptions so that the whole family can get a good night’s sleep. Down, and Then Up Again!

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Moving with Young Kids in Tow: Five Ways to Make it Easier on Everyone

Moving your family into a new home can be a challenging transition for adults and kids alike. To make the process go smoothly, and help your children through this big change as well, check out our five tips which cover packing, cleaning house, and handling big emotions. 1.    Get to the kids’ belongings while they’re asleep. Have you ever tried to pack a child’s personal items

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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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