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How to Help Kids Bond with Their Grandparents

How to Help Kids Bond with Their Grandparents

Whether your child’s grandparents live close by or far away, there are different things you can do to show grandma and grandpa how much they mean to your family…and help them develop a relationship with ...

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Tips for Raising a Caring and Compassionate Child

Tips for Raising a Caring and Compassionate Child

How do you raise a caring and compassionate child? In today’s post we’re sharing tips and resources from our Family Room bloggers and early education experts on everyday ways you can foster kindness and empathy ...

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Raising Kind Kids

Raising Kind Kids

I was recently asked the question, “When your kids are all grown up, what is the most important thing you want to have taught them?” I responded with an answer I’m sure many parents would, ...

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Sparking Empathy in Your Child – Family Matters Webinar

Sparking Empathy in Your Child – Family Matters Webinar

You want to raise a caring child who respects others and grows into a kind adult. But how can you help your child get there? Start by sparking empathy. What is empathy? Let’s start with ...

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The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

One of my first thoughts when I found out that I was having a second girl was “Oh great, they can share a room for forever!” Now, we live in a  two bedroom condo so ...

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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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