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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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Parenting Tips for Raising Firstborns

Parenting Tips for Raising Firstborns

My daughter is nine. She’s our first child and she proudly wears the badge that only firstborns can rightly claim. She’s a natural leader, a high achiever, precise and specific, likes to be in control, and ...

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My Daughter Thinks She Can Do Anything

My Daughter Thinks She Can Do Anything

My daughter thinks she can do anything. If that surprises you, please keep it to yourself. This weekend while my 8-year-old daughter was selling Girl Scout cookies, a neighbor (who purchased generously, thank you) was ...

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Am I Growing My Child Up Too Fast?

Am I Growing My Child Up Too Fast?

Am I growing my child up too fast? This question has been haunting me recently as I navigate the parenting world of 8 year olds. In an instant, Olivia can go from copping the “I can say and ...

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10 Things I Learned about Parenting This Year

10 Things I Learned about Parenting This Year

As a busy working parent of an 8 year-old daughter and 3 year-old son, I am often pulled in a million directions and rarely find the time to slow down to reflect on my most ...

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Helping Children Become Writers

Helping Children Become Writers

My 8-year-old daughter loves to write and illustrate books. I find books scattered throughout her room – on her floor, in her nightstand cabinet, on her toy chest/writing table, under her bed. She makes them ...

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#SocialParenting: Great Children’s Books about Girl Power

#SocialParenting: Great Children’s Books about Girl Power

The current issue of Bright Horizons Growing Readers Review is all about girl power! With great recommendations for children’s books about adventure, curiosity and creativity, this issue of the Growing Readers Review showcases stories with heroes who ...

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Sibling Rivalry: Older Sibling Acting Like a Parent

Sibling Rivalry: Older Sibling Acting Like a Parent

“Turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth.” “If you throw that toy, I’m taking it away from you.” “You need to eat some broccoli before you get dessert.” Contrary to how they sound, ...

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Our Simple April Vacation Getaway

Our Simple April Vacation Getaway

This past April vacation I decided, on a whim, to bring my daughter to Ogunquit, Maine for a three-day girls getaway. As usual, my lack of vacation/holiday planning had us potentially looking at a whole ...

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Ban Bossy: Encouraging Girls to Take Charge

Ban Bossy: Encouraging Girls to Take Charge

Ever wonder why it is that “take charge” boys grow up to be men who become bosses, while “take charge” girls grow up to be women who become “bossy,” or worse? It’s the question at ...

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