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Health and Safety in Child Care: What to Look For

Health and Safety in Child Care: What to Look For

More often than not, there are numerous questions a family might have when visiting a center, especially if this is their first experience with child care. The process can be overwhelming if you don’t know ...

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Understanding 7 Challenging Toddler Behaviors

Understanding 7 Challenging Toddler Behaviors

Editor’s Note: This post was first published in 2014 but has since been updated. At two years old, my son is hitting his stride with the terrible twos and there are a few toddler behaviors that ...

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Can Outdoor Chores Curb Aggressive Behavior in Kids?

Can Outdoor Chores Curb Aggressive Behavior in Kids?

Can outdoor chores curb aggressive behavior in kids? This Washington Post article about why kids are getting more aggressive on the playground caught my eye recently. In the article, the author discusses a recent ban on ...

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About THAT Kid: A Lesson in Understanding

About THAT Kid: A Lesson in Understanding

Have you stumbled upon Amy Murray’s open letter to parents about THAT kid that went viral this week? In her insightful post, the Canadian educator cracks open the door for a glimpse at the raw emotions teachers bear ...

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5 Tips for Positive and Proactive Parenting

5 Tips for Positive and Proactive Parenting

Today’s post is courtesy of Amy McCready of the Positive Parenting Solutions. It’s 5:30. Dinner needs to be made, homework needs to be done, the house is a mess, and then there’s soccer practice at ...

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Terrible Twos: What to Do When Positive Discipline Doesn’t Work

Just two weeks past Owen’s birthday and I fear the terrible twos have come for a visit and plan to stay awhile. Though I wished that his 2nd year would not be so terrible as Rookie ...

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Teaching Manners & Good Behavior

Teaching Manners & Good Behavior

I’ve always contended that there is so much you can teach by reading to children. Even before I became a mom I read books to children to teach about food through my little kids’ cooking ...

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The Differences between Boys and Girls

The Differences between Boys and Girls

Having a boy is a fun adventure but there are a few recent "boy" behaviors that have me baffled and, frankly, a bit worried. Lately, however, he is exhibiting some troubling (to me) "boy" behavior. ...

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Pirate Theme Behavior Chart & Rewards

Pirate Theme Behavior Chart & Rewards

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding the ages of 3 to 4 1/2 to be particularly challenging from a parenting standpoint. The seemingly constant whining, bickering and back talk is getting to be ...

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Discipline Trouble at Daycare

When I picked up my boys from preschool yesterday, the teacher made her way right over to me. I knew I was about to get a “bad report.” “Which one?,” I immediately asked. “Both,” she ...

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