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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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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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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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My Toddler’s New Favorite Word: No

My Toddler’s New Favorite Word: No

My kid is so cute, like seriously cute, as I’m sure all of your children are too. It’s real lucky he’s so cute, because he’s been driving my husband and me a tiny bit crazy ...

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Sibling Relationships: The Older Brother/Younger Sister Dynamic

Sibling Relationships: The Older Brother/Younger Sister Dynamic

In our family of four, my 9-year-old daughter is the only one in our household that has an older brother. I have a younger sister, my husband has an older sister, and obviously, my 12-year-old ...

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Teaching Accountability to Kids

Teaching Accountability to Kids

Over the past week we’ve been hosting a Q&A series with Ileen Henderson, our recent guest on our Sparking Empathy webinar and national director of Bright Spaces, part of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children. For the ...

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