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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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How to Teach Young Children About Giving Back

How to Teach Young Children About Giving Back

Bright Horizons recently hosted Sparking Empathy in Your Child, a webinar all about how you can set the stage for your child to grow into a kind and caring adult, and ways you can model ...

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How to Help Kids Bond with Their Grandparents

How to Help Kids Bond with Their Grandparents

Whether your child’s grandparents live close by or far away, there are different things you can do to show grandma and grandpa how much they mean to your family…and help them develop a relationship with ...

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Tips for Raising a Caring and Compassionate Child

Tips for Raising a Caring and Compassionate Child

How do you raise a caring and compassionate child? In today’s post we’re sharing tips and resources from our Family Room bloggers and early education experts on everyday ways you can foster kindness and empathy ...

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Raising Kind Kids

Raising Kind Kids

I was recently asked the question, “When your kids are all grown up, what is the most important thing you want to have taught them?” I responded with an answer I’m sure many parents would, ...

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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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