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Becoming a Father: An Identity Shift

Becoming a Father: An Identity Shift

Today’s post was written by Bright Horizons Client Engagement Manager, Sean O’Brien. “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” I started working at Bright Horizons just a month after my son, Oliver, was born. As ...

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Helping Children Make Sense of Tragedy

Helping Children Make Sense of Tragedy

My youngest daughter was barely a grade schooler when the planes came down on September 11. I remember lying next to her on her bed before she went to sleep, watching her face as she ...

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Moms Share Their “Labor” Day Stories

Moms Share Their “Labor” Day Stories

For many of us, Labor Day means a three-day weekend filled with family barbecues, pool parties, and end-of-summer fun. But amidst all of the celebration, it’s easy to forget how the holiday came to be. ...

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21 Creative First Day of School Ideas for Parents

21 Creative First Day of School Ideas for Parents

Back to school season is here, and if your child is heading off to Kindergarten, you may be thinking about ways to make her first day special. Or you may need ideas to help ease ...

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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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The Reality of Being in the “Sandwich Generation”

The Reality of Being in the “Sandwich Generation”

Today’s post comes from a Bright Horizons Client Engagement Manager. In today’s busy world, we oftentimes find ourselves stressed about the things that overextend and overwhelm us, but by the same token, that very stress ...

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How to Teach Children to Share

How to Teach Children to Share

“I want that one!” “I don’t want to share!” “Mine!” Don’t worry – these are all common things to hear from your child. When children are just starting to learn how to share and collaborate, ...

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Helping Children Cope with Moving: 5 Tips for Moving with Kids

Helping Children Cope with Moving: 5 Tips for Moving with Kids

Today’s post comes from Bright Horizons Director of Digital Marketing, Allison Query. My husband and I had been considering a move for about six months before we introduced the idea to our 4-year-old son. We ...

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Health & Wellness at Home: Activities to Help Kids Develop Healthy Habits

Health & Wellness at Home: Activities to Help Kids Develop Healthy Habits

You’re trying to get your child to eat peas…but after one bite, the plate gets pushed away. You’d love it if everyone could be home every night for dinner…but schedules never seem to work out. ...

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Summer Activities for Kids with a Broken Arm

Summer Activities for Kids with a Broken Arm

How do you have summer fun without water, sand, and a left arm? The “worst summer of her life,” as proclaimed by my 7-year-old daughter, has begun. She broke her arm 3 1/2 weeks ago ...

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