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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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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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Understanding 7 Challenging Toddler Behaviors

Understanding 7 Challenging Toddler Behaviors

Editor’s Note: This post was first published in 2014 but has since been updated. At two years old, my son is hitting his stride with the terrible twos and there are a few toddler behaviors that ...

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Volunteering as a Family: Finding Ways to Give Back

Volunteering as a Family: Finding Ways to Give Back

Raising caring, giving children is an important goal for any parent. But even for those with the best intentions, busy schedules and the work/life juggle can make it hard to find the time to identify ...

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Hosting a Playgroup for Children With Special Needs

Hosting a Playgroup for Children With Special Needs

Max is 6 1/2 and has had one play date his entire life. It was short and it hasn’t been repeated. Another time we invited the same boy to go to a baseball game with ...

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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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