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

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

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

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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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Indoor Activities for Active Kids

Indoor Activities for Active Kids

Like most boys, my son is overflowing with energy. I often think I could be a billionaire if I figured out how to bottle up his zest for life and sell it to tired parents. In ...

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Kids and Technology: How Do You Find the Right Balance?

Kids and Technology: How Do You Find the Right Balance?

When it comes to kids and technology, how do you find the right balance? I struggle with this question. What are the right approaches … Screen-free before age two? Screen time limits for preschoolers and ...

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