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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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“But Why, Mama?” – When Your Toddler’s in the Why Phase

“But Why, Mama?” – When Your Toddler’s in the Why Phase

I can sum up the last 24 hours with my son in one three-letter word: “Why.” We’ve officially hit the ‘why’ phase in our house. A typical conversation with our two-year old usually includes at ...

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The Not-So-Terrible Twos – 5 Reasons I’m Loving This Age

The Not-So-Terrible Twos – 5 Reasons I’m Loving This Age

There was the woman at the grocery store who sarcastically smirked: “You’re in for a real treat when he turns two!” …The man at the post office: “Enjoy those cuddles now – the terrible twos are around ...

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Brené Brown’s Advice on Raising Courageous Kids

Brené Brown’s Advice on Raising Courageous Kids

Are you raising your kids to get curious about their emotions and talk about them…or to suck it up and soldier on? Brené Brown asked a crowd this very question when I had the privilege to ...

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Tips for Babyproofing Your Home

Tips for Babyproofing Your Home

Baby on the Move: 4 Tips for Babyproofing Your Home Phew! I’m already exhausted from chasing a crawling baby around the house and my daughter hasn’t even started walking yet. I was definitely caught off guard ...

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Baby Milestones: A Roller Coaster of Emotions

Baby Milestones: A Roller Coaster of Emotions

According to Google, my baby should be starting to show signs of teething around now. Six months, it seems, is the “normal” age at which a baby “should” cut his first tooth. My son, however, ...

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Bright Horizons Webinars: Parenting Tips & Resources

Bright Horizons Webinars: Parenting Tips & Resources

Did you know that Bright Horizons offers parenting webinars throughout the year? We partner with early education experts to offer guidance, tips, and resources to help you and your family navigate the many stages of childhood ...

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Parenting Tips for Raising Firstborns

Parenting Tips for Raising Firstborns

My daughter is nine. She’s our first child and she proudly wears the badge that only firstborns can rightly claim. She’s a natural leader, a high achiever, precise and specific, likes to be in control, and ...

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Choosing a Preschool: 4 Questions to Ask

Choosing a Preschool: 4 Questions to Ask

Today’s post is courtesy of Elizabeth Patterson, a working parent and mom of two. When deciding on the best place to send our daughter — to preschool in an elementary school or to a preschool in a child ...

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