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Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Today’s post is a Q&A with Nicole Thompson, Director at Bright Horizons at Trumbull. Nicole began working at Bright Horizons 12 years ago, as a preschool teacher. Throughout her tenure she was promoted to lead ...

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How Much Does A Two-Year-Old Understand?

How Much Does A Two-Year-Old Understand?

I was working from home when my daughter was sick with the stomach bug. Usually when she’s out sick, she’s her usual energetic and playful self, which makes it difficult to get a lot of ...

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“But Why Mama?” – The Why Phase

“But Why Mama?” – The Why Phase

My son turned three recently and boy, has this past year been one to remember. A big part of his twos were spent exploring the world around him; many of our conversations were peppered with the same query: “why?” ...

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What Do Kids Learn in Preschool?

What Do Kids Learn in Preschool?

My youngest child, Hannah, recently transitioned into K-Prep. How did this happen so quickly? As many parents can attest, the transition into a new classroom is a true signal of time passing and a physical ...

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Children’s Playdates: Tips, Ideas and Activities

Children’s Playdates: Tips, Ideas and Activities

Our bloggers all agree that the science of a great playdate is not always easy to get just right. There’s often a balance between how structured vs. unstructured this play time should be – depending ...

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10 Ways to Teach Kindness to Preschoolers

10 Ways to Teach Kindness to Preschoolers

One of the most important things to me as a parent is to raise kind children and therefore, kind adults. As my babies have grown, it’s clear that while there is an innate kindness born ...

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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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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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