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Masks & Child Development: What You Need to Know

Masks & Child Development: What You Need to Know

Today’s post was written by Julie Christensen, Senior Writer, Education & Curriculum. It’s likely that wearing masks will be a part of our lives for a while yet, and parents, educators, and researchers are all ...

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Our Favorite Books for Kindergartners

Our Favorite Books for Kindergartners

While reading with children is wonderful at any age, kindergartners are at a special developmental stage for enjoying this family pastime. Not only do you get to read to your child, you begin to read ...

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Having a Baby During a Pandemic? Not What I Expected

Having a Baby During a Pandemic? Not What I Expected

Prior to my March due date, I was a little concerned about the tail end of cold and flu season — my husband and I joked about living in a bubble and getting one of ...

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Teaching Young Kids About Money

Teaching Young Kids About Money

Now more than ever, many families are feeling the stress of a strained economy. Every penny counts, and it’s important that the whole family has an understanding of the value of money. While children under ...

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For Mother’s Day…A Tribute to The Adventure of a Lifetime

For Mother’s Day…A Tribute to The Adventure of a Lifetime

An article on Slate described the confusion that happens when you are adapting to a particular life-changing event: “Mornings don’t have the same meanings.” “There’s the issue of sleep deprivation.” “You completely adapt to your environment.” The ...

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First-Generation American: My Family’s Journey to Embracing Center-Based Child Care

First-Generation American: My Family’s Journey to Embracing Center-Based Child Care

Today’s post comes from Bright Horizons Financial Analyst, Susan Jepkosgei. When I returned to work after maternity leave, I was both excited to be working outside of the home again after 12 weeks of being ...

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Is STEM for Girls?

Is STEM for Girls?

When I read the summary of this study about the early emergence of gender stereotypes in my daily news digest, I took a screenshot and sent it to my husband. I entered the caption, “Our ...

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I’m Pregnant?!

I’m Pregnant?!

Whether you were planning it or not – can you ever truly be prepared for the rush of emotions (shock, joy, worry – the list goes on) following a positive pregnancy test? We asked our ...

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Tips for Teaching Preschoolers to Write

Tips for Teaching Preschoolers to Write

My 8-year-old daughter was born with a pencil in her hand. From a very young age, she was naturally drawn to writing, drawing, and other creative arts that use writing instruments. My 3-year-old son, however, is ...

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9 Months of Pregnancy Updates: Keeping Long-Distance Family and Friends in the Loop

9 Months of Pregnancy Updates: Keeping Long-Distance Family and Friends in the Loop

You’re pregnant! Now that you’ve made the announcement, how can you keep your parents, relatives, and friends up to date? With those who live close by, it’ll be pretty simple. They’ll likely see you (from ...

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