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Building Confidence & Self-Esteem in Children

Building Confidence & Self-Esteem in Children

Resilience in Children: Building Self-Esteem & Confidence for Navigating the World One day during my daughter’s second grade year, I dropped Fiona off at school and then spent the next 45 minutes crying. She was ...

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10 Playtime Activities for Babies

10 Playtime Activities for Babies

Like most kids, my son Cab is quite active with a very short attention span. From the time he was a squirmy newborn to now as a full-fledged toddler (with his own opinion!), my husband ...

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Holiday Kindness Calendar for Kids

Holiday Kindness Calendar for Kids

Five years ago when my husband and I got married we had the most amazing interfaith celebration – we “broke the glass” at the end of our ceremony, listened to the seven Jewish blessings, and even ...

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Tips for Teaching Toddlers Table Manners

Tips for Teaching Toddlers Table Manners

With the holidays upon us – events that are often accompanied by large family meals – enforcing good table manners is top of mind for many parents of small children. But, how can you go about encouraging polite behavior ...

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Teaching Kids Gratitude

Teaching Kids Gratitude

One big thing that my husband and I have in common is that we want to raise grateful children. We each have such gratitude for our life – our healthy, thriving children and each other, ...

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Happy 30th! – Bright Horizons Then & Now

Happy 30th! – Bright Horizons Then & Now

This year marks Bright Horizons’ 30th anniversary! In celebration of this big milestone, we took a walk down memory lane with Eileen Smith, a Bright Horizons executive. Eileen began her career here in 1987 – as our first center ...

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My Son’s New Friend Kelsey

My Son’s New Friend Kelsey

We’ve all been there – one day you’re thrilled that your toddler has so many words, and the next moment you find yourself holding your breath as those very same words you were excited to ...

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When Kids Imitate Their Parents

When Kids Imitate Their Parents

This morning, my three-year-old came downstairs for breakfast and swiftly proclaimed, “This house is a mess!” I wonder where she’s heard that before. The other day, my dad was explaining to my seven-year-old why jumping ...

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At-Home Learning: Music Activities for Kids

At-Home Learning: Music Activities for Kids

Could there be a sweeter sight than little feet tapping to the beat? As we share in our e-family news article, music ignites all areas of child development. It helps kids learn how their bodies ...

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4 Potty Training Tips I Learned the Second Time Around

4 Potty Training Tips I Learned the Second Time Around

Potty training is one of those eternal parenting challenges. Every time moms with babies or little kids get together, someone will bring it up. Someone will have had no trouble at all, while someone else ...

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