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Giving Kids Gender Neutral Compliments

Giving Kids Gender Neutral Compliments

Children (and adults!) love receiving compliments—a meaningful comment from someone can make you feel seen, special, and appreciated. Giving a child a compliment is one of the many ways caregivers build a solid relationship foundation ...

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11 Children’s Books for Women’s History Month and Beyond

11 Children’s Books for Women’s History Month and Beyond

Bright Horizons is a company of women supporting women—our corporate and center teams are made up of more than 90% women, from our leadership teams to the teachers and staff you see in our centers ...

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How to Approach Holidays in an Anti-Bias Way

How to Approach Holidays in an Anti-Bias Way

At Bright Horizons we strive to make our centers inclusive places of belonging for students and staff. Our homes can be also be an anti-bias space where we can strengthen family traditions while encouraging the ...

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7 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

7 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

The start of the holiday season is just weeks away, and your feelings about the end of 2020 might be all over the place. This November and December are sure to be different than in ...

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Tips for Talking to Your Kids About the Upcoming Election

Tips for Talking to Your Kids About the Upcoming Election

I have been voting for over 20 years and I cannot remember an election cycle more contentious than the one we are all experiencing right now. Even for a young child, it is almost impossible ...

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10 Ways Kids Can Connect With Friends During COVID-19

10 Ways Kids Can Connect With Friends During COVID-19

When schools closed in March, many kids probably celebrated, thinking that the “early spring break” would mean more time to hang out with friends. But when COVID-19 restrictions put a kibosh on playdates and extracurricular ...

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Teaching Children to Live Anti-Racism

Teaching Children to Live Anti-Racism

This post is courtesy of Scarlett Abraham Clarke, Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion at Bright Horizons.  Imagine your child is learning a foreign language. It’s something you’ve always wanted for them, because you know it’s ...

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Celebrating Black Authors & Characters: A Reading List for Children and Families

Celebrating Black Authors & Characters: A Reading List for Children and Families

It is so important that children grow up seeing all different types of people – both in their communities and in literature. It’s never too early to start conversations about empathy, equality, and good citizenship. ...

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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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