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Why Everyday Play is so Important – and How You Can Fit it In

Why Everyday Play is so Important – and How You Can Fit it In

Can I be honest? When it comes to parenting, I don’t always know what I am doing. Rest assured, I definitely understand what my son needs and how to care for him, but when it ...

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Teach. Play. Love. Podcast: Parenting Advice for the Early Years

Teach. Play. Love. Podcast: Parenting Advice for the Early Years

In a world where information and choices seem endless, how do you really know what matters for your child’s development – and what doesn’t? We sat down with our VP, Education & Development, Rachel Robertson, ...

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Teaching Children About Safety and “Stranger Danger”

Teaching Children About Safety and “Stranger Danger”

My daughter’s preschool teacher recently mentioned they were learning about “stranger danger.” The children were out on the playground when someone walking a dog caught their attention. They stayed in the playground, but gathered at ...

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The 11 Best Books for Babies

The 11 Best Books for Babies

Short winter days mean longer, cozier evenings — the perfect time to curl up with your baby and a book. But which book should you choose? Board and wooden books that are easy for your ...

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1/22 Webinar: Parenting in the Digital Age

1/22 Webinar: Parenting in the Digital Age

Technology is everywhere — TVs and tablets at home, digital displays in restaurants, and smartphones in our pockets. Chances are you’re reading this from your smartphone right now. Many of us were adults when we ...

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Kid-Friendly Ideas for Giving Back

Kid-Friendly Ideas for Giving Back

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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How to Encourage Persistence in Your Young Child

How to Encourage Persistence in Your Young Child

“How can I help my toddler learn to persist at a task?” This question came to us from a parent in our Bright Horizons community. In today’s post Julie Christensen, Senior Writer at Bright Horizons, ...

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Household Chores That Kids Can REALLY Help With

Household Chores That Kids Can REALLY Help With

Teaching kids about responsibility, helping and why it is important to be a contributing member of the family or a team are vital life skills to instill. Chores can come into play as a way to teach ...

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Potty Training: Nope, Not Interested!

Potty Training: Nope, Not Interested!

Now that my son, Cab, is rounding the bend from toddler to preschooler I am finding myself more and more preparing for potty training. To be honest, I have been in prep mode for about ...

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Dealing with Childhood Fears and Phobias

Dealing with Childhood Fears and Phobias

My daughter has always been a little more on the sensitive side. It takes her a while to warm up to new environments, people, and situations. That’s why I think her transition to child care ...

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