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Words of Encouragement to Say to Your Child

Words of Encouragement to Say to Your Child

When you’d like to give kudos to your child for something she’s accomplished, you might excitedly say, “Good job!” or “I’m so proud of you!” as a way to show your love and support. But ...

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Parenting Styles: Your Questions Answered

Parenting Styles: Your Questions Answered

Today’s guest blogger is Claire Lerner,  L.C.S.W.-C and Senior Parenting Advisor at ZERO TO THREE. Claire was our special guest on our most recent parenting webinar Getting to Know Your Parenting Style. Whether your style is to ...

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Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Today’s post is a Q&A with Nicole Thompson, Director at Bright Horizons at Trumbull. Nicole began working at Bright Horizons 12 years ago, as a preschool teacher. Throughout her tenure she was promoted to lead ...

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How Much Does A Two-Year-Old Understand?

How Much Does A Two-Year-Old Understand?

I was working from home when my daughter was sick with the stomach bug. Usually when she’s out sick, she’s her usual energetic and playful self, which makes it difficult to get a lot of ...

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Fostering a Love of the Outdoors

Fostering a Love of the Outdoors

I am not an outdoorsy person, but ironically, I am raising one. As many moms and dads I’m sure can relate, it takes a lot of persuasion and most times ultimately tears, to get our toddler ...

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How to Teach a Child to Ride a Bike: Thoughts on Balance Bikes?

How to Teach a Child to Ride a Bike: Thoughts on Balance Bikes?

I’m wondering what age kids are generally able to start training for and subsequently start riding a two wheeler. Any tips on how to do this? Also, does anyone have experience with balance bikes? The ...

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“But Why Mama?” – The Why Phase

“But Why Mama?” – The Why Phase

My son turned three recently and boy, has this past year been one to remember. A big part of his twos were spent exploring the world around him; many of our conversations were peppered with the same query: “why?” ...

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What Do Kids Learn in Preschool?

What Do Kids Learn in Preschool?

My youngest child, Hannah, recently transitioned into K-Prep. How did this happen so quickly? As many parents can attest, the transition into a new classroom is a true signal of time passing and a physical ...

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Toddler Speech: Look Who’s Talking

Toddler Speech: Look Who’s Talking

I can admit I am one of those parents that says, “oh, every child grows and develops at their own pace,” only to look to good old Google later that night to search if my ...

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Children’s Playdates: Tips, Ideas and Activities

Children’s Playdates: Tips, Ideas and Activities

Our bloggers all agree that the science of a great playdate is not always easy to get just right. There’s often a balance between how structured vs. unstructured this play time should be – depending ...

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