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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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The Not-So-Terrible Twos – 5 Reasons I’m Loving This Age

The Not-So-Terrible Twos – 5 Reasons I’m Loving This Age

There was the woman at the grocery store who sarcastically smirked: “You’re in for a real treat when he turns two!” …The man at the post office: “Enjoy those cuddles now – the terrible twos are around ...

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Brené Brown’s Advice on Raising Courageous Kids

Brené Brown’s Advice on Raising Courageous Kids

Are you raising your kids to get curious about their emotions and talk about them…or to suck it up and soldier on? Brené Brown asked a crowd this very question when I had the privilege to ...

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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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#BH5MinFix: 6 Small Ways to Teach Kids to Be Kind

#BH5MinFix: 6 Small Ways to Teach Kids to Be Kind

Our #BH5MinFix series is all about sharing tips and tricks for common parenting scenarios and sources of stress. Every week we choose a topic and invite you to share your tips on Bright Horizons’ social ...

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#BH5MinFix: Simple Ways to Model Good Tech Behavior

#BH5MinFix: Simple Ways to Model Good Tech Behavior

#BH5MinFix is all about sharing simple strategies that help make your life as a parent a little easier. Every week we focus on a different topic, last week we talked about easy ways to make school ...

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Kids and Technology: How Do You Find the Right Balance?

Kids and Technology: How Do You Find the Right Balance?

When it comes to kids and technology, how do you find the right balance? I struggle with this question. What are the right approaches … Screen-free before age two? Screen time limits for preschoolers and ...

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How to Stay Close to Your Partner After Having a Baby

How to Stay Close to Your Partner After Having a Baby

Long before I found out I was expecting, my husband and I talked about how we would make our marriage a priority once it wasn’t just us anymore. We concluded that it would be increasingly important to focus ...

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I’m Bored! Why I Let My Kids Be Bored & Activity Ideas

I’m Bored! Why I Let My Kids Be Bored & Activity Ideas

“I’m bored Mom! Can I have a playdate?” It was Sunday morning and my 9-year-old daughter had recently arrived home from a sleepover after a packed Saturday including two birthday parties, a soccer game, and countless errands. ...

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How to Stay Sane When Hosting for The Holidays

How to Stay Sane When Hosting for The Holidays

It was my turn to host. We alternate hosting for the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter) with my family and my husband’s family. The last few holidays with my family have been hosted by one ...

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