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Scavenger Hunt Ideas: Encourage Exploration

Now that the April showers have passed, it’s time to get outside and find some May flowers! National Scavenger Hunt Day is May 24.
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6 Things Being a Mom Has Taught Me

If I could go back in time to the day before my daughter’s birth, here’s what I would tell myself.
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My Kid is Turning into a Bully. How Do I Stop It?

If children develop a foundation of empathy and conflict resolution early, they are more likely to become a kind and considerate friend and not participate in bullying behavior.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Tips for Raising Siblings

In celebration of National Siblings Day, here are tips to keep in mind as you encounter the challenges, and joys, of raising more than one child.
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7 Lessons I Learned from My Child’s Time in Kindergarten

The shift from preschool to kindergarten is a big milestone for any child. This huge step will be full of excitement, but it is also…
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Purposeful Play: 5 Tips for Using Puppets at Home

Play is a crucial part of the social, emotional and imaginative development of young children, but not all play is created equal! Purposeful play provides…

5 Character Skills to Help Your Child Shoot for the Stars

Did you know children can start demonstrating empathy as young as six months old? Based on recent research, good character can and should be nurtured in…

Transitioning to Daycare – A Guide for Parents

Making the move from at-home care to daycare is a big step – for both children and parents! Finding the best daycare for your little one may seem like the biggest hurdle, but for many families, adjusting to this new way of life can be even more challenging.
Preschooler Braxton shows off some of the books he's read

Celebrating Read Across America Day: Preschooler Reads 1,000 Books

How many books have you read in your lifetime? 100? 200? Most of us haven’t kept track. But 4-year-old Braxton can answer this question in a snap: he’s read 1,000 books so far.
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