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Maintaining a Positive Potty Training Perspective

When it comes to potty training, it seems that one of the biggest parental challenges facing parents today often has little to do with the…

3 Ways to Tailgate the Child-Friendly Way

Football season is in full swing. Tailgating is as much an event as the game itself – whether you are there in person or having people over to your house to watch. Children can take part in the festivities and with a little bit of planning, can add to the game-day fun while still keeping with your family’s health goals. Here are three tips to tailgate the child-friendly way:Get moving! Tailgating is the perfect time to encourage family physical activity…

Tooth-Friendly Tips & Tricks

So here we are – the month after what we all know to be one of the year’s most celebrated candy holidays. While Halloween has admittedly always been one of my favorites – first as a child and then as a parent – it is hard to sugar coat the fact that all of the celebratory treats inevitably bestowed upon our children this time of year have the very real potential to stand in the way of insuring they have…

Building Blocks: Introducing Solids to Baby

For parents, introducing food to your baby is an exciting and thrilling time. It can also be nerve-wracking and full of self-doubt: Am I doing it correctly? Will I taint my child’s taste buds with my own eating likes and dislikes? How do I know what to do and when? These are all understandable questions. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently updated their recommendations on  the transition to solid foods. Traditionally, it has been recommended to start with a…

Childproofing Your Home

One of our most important jobs as parents is to ensure the safety of our children and families. In fact we hear over and over from parents that health and safety is the number one priority for their children. Childproofing the family home is high on the list of important preventative safety measures you can take, but it isn’t always easy to know where to start.Anticipation is the key to successfully childproofing each room and it’s something we get better…

Transitioning from Crib to Bed

Transitioning your child from crib to bed is a big occasion for both parent and child – it marks an important milestone in your child’s emerging independence. It’s helpful to remember that timing is everything and making sure your child is ready is key. Children will be ready for this transition at different ages so you’ll need to know what to watch for to help you gauge when the time is right. Be attentive to your child’s verbal and non-verbal…

“Good Night, Sleep…Safe”?

Entering parenthood inherently comes with a new-found appreciation for sleep. Let’s face it, during the first few weeks or months (…or sometimes even years) of relative sleep-deprivation, we all naturally covet the days (nights, to be more precise) of uninterrupted sleep. Yet while just about all parents understandably aspire to get a bit more shut-eye and commit to teaching our children healthy sleep habits, it’s equally important to recognize that there’s a lot more to getting a good night’s sleep…

Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence in Education

In 1982, Paul and Marcy Erwin founded the very first Primrose School in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the past 30 years, Primrose Schools has expanded to include more than 245 schools in 17 states which is quite an accomplishment! When I first came to Primrose, there were only 100 schools spread across 8 states. As I reflect on my years with this amazing group, I thought I would share some of the memorable milestones in our history. Many Primrose parents will…

Honesty: Learning the Difference Between Make-Believe and Reality

Honesty is one of those abstract concepts that children come to understand over time and through experience. Learning about honesty is a little more difficult because when you’re young, your imagination has no boundaries. You play tag with imaginary friends in the backyard; build castles fit for kings and queens out of sheets, pillows and chairs; and make parents check for those big, scary monsters that live under the bed. A child’s creativity is quite spectacular – it’s not hard…
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