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Children’s Playdates: Tips, Ideas and Activities

Children’s Playdates: Tips, Ideas and Activities

Our bloggers all agree that the science of a great playdate is not always easy to get just right. There’s often a balance between how structured vs. unstructured this play time should be – depending ...

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Building Your Village: Ways to Make Mom Friends

Building Your Village: Ways to Make Mom Friends

Our post today is from Aili Smith, a Bright Horizons employee and first-time mom to baby, Cab: I am just going to put it out there… finding “mom friends” was not something I was going ...

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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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Understanding Preschool Friendships: 6 Things to Know

Understanding Preschool Friendships: 6 Things to Know

Last weekend at my daughter’s soccer game, my almost 4-year-old son sat huddled with a friend under a shared blanket and played trucks together. Minutes later the boys were running around an abandoned baseball field ...

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Teacher Appreciation: Special Thanks from a Mom of a Preschool Boy

Teacher Appreciation: Special Thanks from a Mom of a Preschool Boy

I love Teacher Appreciation Month because it gives me the opportunity to reflect on all the wonderful things my children’s teachers do for my family, each and every day. It’s in those everyday interactions that ...

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Preschool Children’s Books about Friendship

Preschool Children’s Books about Friendship

A new boy recently started in Owen’s preschool class. He’s kind, friendly and enthusiastically wants to engage in play with Owen. Owen, on the other hand, is struggling to figure out this new and unexpected friendship. ...

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A Parent’s Role in Children’s Playdates and Friendships

A Parent’s Role in Children’s Playdates and Friendships

“Mom, can I have a playdate with ‘Susie’ soon? I never get to have playdates!” I hear these words often from my daughter, Olivia (age 8), and each time it reminds me that I’ve completely failed her ...

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Mom Playdates: Friends and Achieving Work Life Balance

Mom Playdates: Friends and Achieving Work Life Balance

“Why do you always have to go out with your friends?” My 8 year-old daughter asked me this recently and frankly I was a bit stunned by the question. As a friend, I feel as ...

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When Kids Are Excluded

When Kids Are Excluded

Here we go again! My daughter was excluded from another birthday party. It felt like an awful case of déjà vu. This time it was a similar situation where my daughter insisted she was invited ...

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7 Playdate Tips and Ideas

7 Playdate Tips and Ideas

PLAY-DATE (noun): a time that parents arrange for their young children to play together The definition seems so simple! You email another parent, you set up a time to play, and voila – playdate! What I’m ...

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