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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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Preparing Your Home and Family for a Dog

Preparing Your Home and Family for a Dog

In a few weeks, our family is getting a dog! Now that we’ve determined that our family is ready for a pet using this checklist, we are so excited to welcome our newest family member. ...

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Kids’ Grocery List – How to Buy Healthy Food for Children

Kids’ Grocery List – How to Buy Healthy Food for Children

With older children, I’m finding it increasingly more important to stock our fridge and cupboards with healthy food options. When the kids were babies and toddlers my husband and I made many, if not all, ...

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What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Daycare

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Daycare

“We’re not a daycare. Our caregivers and teachers take care of children not days.” When I started working at Bright Horizons more than seven years ago, this comment was made in one of my first meetings. ...

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Parent Humor: 10 Times I Said Sorry When I Shouldn’t Have

Parent Humor: 10 Times I Said Sorry When I Shouldn’t Have

“I’m sorry but we’re not going to stand up on our chair during dinner.” Wait! What did I just utter?! Have I really become that parent who apologizes for everything? How could I let this ...

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9 Ways Child Care Teaches Kids Resilience

9 Ways Child Care Teaches Kids Resilience

I watched in awe and admiration as my 4-year-old son scaled the climbing wall at our favorite ski resort. This was his third try. He refused to give up … he was going to ring that ...

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6 Ways to Defuse a Child’s Tantrum in Public

6 Ways to Defuse a Child’s Tantrum in Public

We’ve all been there, right? There is one more aisle left at the grocery store, you sense your child has had enough of this shopping trip, you only need one more thing … so you make a ...

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What I Learned from My Child’s STEM Fair Project

What I Learned from My Child’s STEM Fair Project

“Mom, I want to do a project for the STEM Fair at school!” My 9-year-old daughter’s face lit up as she excitedly talked about her first opportunity to participate in her school’s science fair. As ...

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15 Signs Your Co-Worker Has a Toddler

15 Signs Your Co-Worker Has a Toddler

When you work at a company that provides child care and preschool education, you find yourself taking a unique view of your co-workers. When you consider how family life spills into work (and vice versa), it’s no wonder that ...

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Easy Printable Valentines for Boys and Girls

Easy Printable Valentines for Boys and Girls

I love making Valentine’s Day cards with my kids. I try to keep it simple and age-appropriate like last year when I chose the Wax and Watercolor Hearts project from this list of DIY preschool Valentines to ...

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