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Black History Books for Kids

Black History Books for Kids

February is known as Black History Month, and many schools are in the midst of teaching young ones about black history and why it matters. While older children may be learning about slavery and the ...

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Helping Babies Bond with Long-Distance Grandparents

Helping Babies Bond with Long-Distance Grandparents

Zoe is the first grandchild on both sides of the family but she doesn’t get to see her grandparents as often as we wish she could. My husband’s family resides in Western Massachusetts and my ...

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Tips to Teach Children about Different Types of Families

Tips to Teach Children about Different Types of Families

Today’s post was written by Bright Horizons eCDA Facilitator, Kelly Fenderson-Gonzales. I walked into my child’s kindergarten prep classroom where my daughter, Callie, and her friend, Mason, both 4 years old, were engaged in dramatic ...

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Kid-Friendly Ideas for Giving Back to the Community

Kid-Friendly Ideas for Giving Back to the Community

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the holiday spirit is kicking in. Your child is probably excited about spending time with family, eating delicious food, and getting time off from school — and rightly so! ...

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Teaching Kids about Respecting Differences

Teaching Kids about Respecting Differences

Years ago, before I had kids of my own, I was seated at a restaurant next to a mom and her special needs son. The boy started to have a temper tantrum, screaming and physically ...

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Tales of the Toilet: How to Potty Train a 3-Year-Old

Tales of the Toilet: How to Potty Train a 3-Year-Old

Potty learning is not a milestone for the faint of heart. Let me save you some trouble – Google lies. Sure, some children wake up one morning potty-trained – most likely from magical fairies that ...

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Baby Sign Language: 11 Signs to Try at Home

Baby Sign Language: 11 Signs to Try at Home

Babies start thinking before they develop language, so they can become frustrated when they’re unable to tell you what they want. How can you bridge the communication gap? Many parents are turning to signing, which ...

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6 Science Podcasts for Kids

6 Science Podcasts for Kids

“Why is the sky blue?” “What is that plant called?” “How can birds fly?” “How hot is the sun?” Sound familiar? You probably have a curious child on your hands…and you might be flooded with ...

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Keeping Kids Worry-Free: 3 Ways to Help Manage Your Child’s Worry & Anxiety

Keeping Kids Worry-Free: 3 Ways to Help Manage Your Child’s Worry & Anxiety

My 3-year-old is a worrier, just like his mama. In fact, he seems to have inherited the worry gene from my side of the family, as I come from a long line of “World Class ...

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How to Teach Children to Share

How to Teach Children to Share

“I want that one!” “I don’t want to share!” “Mine!” Don’t worry – these are all common things to hear from your child. When children are just starting to learn how to share and collaborate, ...

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