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Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over the Summer

Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over the Summer

“I am looking for some ways to continue the growth of my two children during the summer without being formal with workbooks and flash cards. Any suggestions?”  While summer is a time for a bit ...

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Family Beach Guide

Family Beach Guide

Today’s post is a compilation edited by Jeannie Krill, writer at Bright Horizons, and former Bright Horizons pre-kindergarten teacher. Summer is upon us, and that means beach days are, too. Whether your kids have been ...

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Peaceful Parenting on Busy Days: A New Podcast Episode

Peaceful Parenting on Busy Days: A New Podcast Episode

Oh that morning routine. If it goes smoothly, you feel like an overachieving machine, just executing and checking off the to-do list to perfection: breakfast, made. Lunches, made. Backpacks, packed. Children, dressed and fed. Teeth ...

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Mother’s Day: Expectations vs. Realities

Mother’s Day: Expectations vs. Realities

Most mothers have some expectations about our Mother’s Day plans and celebrations. Many of us envision sleeping in, being served breakfast in bed by the kids and handed flowers by our doting husband or partner. ...

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Unexpected Words of Kindness

Unexpected Words of Kindness

Nothing attracts a complete stranger to you more than having a child with you. It doesn’t matter if it is an older woman peeking over your stroller canopy at your nine week old, or a ...

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Household Chores That Kids Can REALLY Help With

Household Chores That Kids Can REALLY Help With

Teaching kids about responsibility, helping and why it is important to be a contributing member of the family or a team are vital life skills to instill. Chores can come into play as a way to teach ...

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Talking Fatherhood with Millennial Dads

Talking Fatherhood with Millennial Dads

“Do you help out a lot?”  I asked this question to many, many different dads I know in the pre-production research stage of our newest podcast: Talking Fatherhood with Millennial Dads, and generally got the ...

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My Toddler Doesn’t Want to Leave Daycare at Pick-Up Time

My Toddler Doesn’t Want to Leave Daycare at Pick-Up Time

My son has been throwing fits during pick-up time at daycare recently. It’s a new phenomenon and one that has been tough for both my wife and I. We are thrilled he likes being with ...

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It’s the Little Things: 14 Moments of Pure Happiness

It’s the Little Things: 14 Moments of Pure Happiness

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Breault One of my favorite pieces of advice I learned from Dr. Marti and ...

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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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