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Back to School: Excitement as the ‘New Year’ Begins

Back to School: Excitement as the ‘New Year’ Begins

As August draws to a close, the minds of parents turn to all-things back-to-school. This time of year can definitely be a little nutty but it can also be an exciting time too. In honor of back ...

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When Kids Imitate Their Parents

When Kids Imitate Their Parents

This morning, my three-year-old came downstairs for breakfast and swiftly proclaimed, “This house is a mess!” I wonder where she’s heard that before. The other day, my dad was explaining to my seven-year-old why jumping ...

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3,2,1 Blast Off! – Preschoolers Learn About Space

3,2,1 Blast Off! – Preschoolers Learn About Space

The preschoolers from the Child Care Booz Allen Hamilton Family Center learned about our solar system, astronauts, and even made their very own planets! The students were asked by their teacher what they wanted to learn ...

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At-Home Learning: Music Activities for Kids

At-Home Learning: Music Activities for Kids

Could there be a sweeter sight than little feet tapping to the beat? As we share in our e-family news article, music ignites all areas of child development. It helps kids learn how their bodies ...

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4 Potty Training Tips I Learned the Second Time Around

4 Potty Training Tips I Learned the Second Time Around

Potty training is one of those eternal parenting challenges. Every time moms with babies or little kids get together, someone will bring it up. Someone will have had no trouble at all, while someone else ...

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The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

Today’s post is from Emily Saunderson, a Bright Horizons employee and mom to two daughters: One of my first thoughts when I found out that I was having a second girl was “Oh great, they can ...

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Transitioning to a New Daycare

Transitioning to a New Daycare

We just hit a big milestone in our house: we transitioned from one daycare to another and from toddlers to preschool at the same time. While I might be a child care veteran (I’m going ...

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“I so Pretty, Mama!” – Raising My Daughter in a Princess Culture

“I so Pretty, Mama!” – Raising My Daughter in a Princess Culture

I should have known the first time I took my daughter shoe shopping. At barely a year old, she took one look around that store and gleefully exclaimed, “Shoes! Shoes!” Today, she puts on her ...

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9 Ways Child Care Teaches Kids Resilience

9 Ways Child Care Teaches Kids Resilience

I watched in awe and admiration as my 4-year-old son scaled the climbing wall at our favorite ski resort. This was his third try. He refused to give up … he was going to ring that ...

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6 Ways to Defuse a Child’s Tantrum in Public

6 Ways to Defuse a Child’s Tantrum in Public

We’ve all been there, right? There is one more aisle left at the grocery store, you sense your child has had enough of this shopping trip, you only need one more thing … so you make a ...

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