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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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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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5 Things I’ve Learned About Raising Kids in the Digital Age

5 Things I’ve Learned About Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Today’s post was written by our guest blogger Rachel Jordan, a Bright Horizons employee, mom of two children, ages 2 and 6, and moderator of our recent webinar Beyond Screen Time: Raising Children in the Digital Age. ...

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Am I Yelling at My Kids Too Much?

Am I Yelling at My Kids Too Much?

Today’s post is courtesy of Elizabeth Patterson, a working parent and mom of two. Recently, I had my thyroid gland removed and, because of the surgery and other issues, I was left with no voice for about ...

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Simple Ways to Teach Children to Be Grateful

Simple Ways to Teach Children to Be Grateful

“Mommy, you’re supposed to say ‘You’re Welcome.’ When I say ‘Thank You’…you say that. Okay?” It’s conversations like this one with my 4-year-old son that remind me, no matter how crappy I’d been at handling the ...

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Who Me? Catching Your Child in a Lie

Who Me? Catching Your Child in a Lie

My 6 year old is going through a stage. He’s been lying and stealing and to be honest, it’s been tough on me. It’s a stage we’ve dealt with before but it didn’t last very ...

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Questions to Ask a Preschool Teacher

Questions to Ask a Preschool Teacher

The one truth I’ve learned about parenting is to expect the unexpected. That rang true last week at Curriculum Night at my son’s preschool. Curriculum Night at Bright Horizons gives parents the chance to hear ...

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Understanding Preschool Friendships: 6 Things to Know

Understanding Preschool Friendships: 6 Things to Know

Last weekend at my daughter’s soccer game, my almost 4-year-old son sat huddled with a friend under a shared blanket and played trucks together. Minutes later the boys were running around an abandoned baseball field ...

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40 Things to Know about 3-Year-Old Boys

40 Things to Know about 3-Year-Old Boys

In less than two months, my son will turn 4 years old. As the turbulent toddler years come to a close (hopefully!), I can reflect on and even laugh at the challenges that I’ve faced raising ...

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Back-to-School: Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety and Stress

Back-to-School: Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety and Stress

As I stare down the looming back-to-school season, I am acutely aware of the coming tornado of emotions threatening my household. Both my daughter (age 8) and son (age 3) struggle with transitions, most notably ...

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