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Sparking Empathy in Your Child – Family Matters Webinar

Sparking Empathy in Your Child – Family Matters Webinar

You want to raise a caring child who respects others and grows into a kind adult. But how can you help your child get there? Start by sparking empathy. What is empathy? Let’s start with ...

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The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

One of my first thoughts when I found out that I was having a second girl was “Oh great, they can share a room for forever!” Now, we live in a  two bedroom condo so ...

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Words of Encouragement to Say to Your Child

Words of Encouragement to Say to Your Child

When you’d like to give kudos to your child for something she’s accomplished, you might excitedly say, “Good job!” or “I’m so proud of you!” as a way to show your love and support. But ...

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Parenting Styles: Your Questions Answered

Parenting Styles: Your Questions Answered

Today’s guest blogger is Claire Lerner,  L.C.S.W.-C and Senior Parenting Advisor at ZERO TO THREE. Claire was our special guest on our most recent parenting webinar Getting to Know Your Parenting Style. Whether your style is to ...

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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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