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Tips for Teaching Kids How to Ride a Bike

Tips for Teaching Kids How to Ride a Bike

Learning to ride a bike and use it safely is one of the big achievements of childhood, and can open up new adventures to your child and even your whole family. Family biking is a ...

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Tips for Choosing Summer Camps for Kids

Tips for Choosing Summer Camps for Kids

Summer may seem far away, especially if you’re experiencing that chilly winter weather, but the end of the school year will be here before we know it. And with all of the different types of ...

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Health & Wellness at Home: Activities to Help Kids Develop Healthy Habits

Health & Wellness at Home: Activities to Help Kids Develop Healthy Habits

You’re trying to get your child to eat peas…but after one bite, the plate gets pushed away. You’d love it if everyone could be home every night for dinner…but schedules never seem to work out. ...

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Summer Activities for Kids with a Broken Arm

Summer Activities for Kids with a Broken Arm

How do you have summer fun without water, sand, and a left arm? The “worst summer of her life,” as proclaimed by my 7-year-old daughter, has begun. She broke her arm 3 1/2 weeks ago ...

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7 Screen-Free Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

7 Screen-Free Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

Screens can be hard to get away from, especially when they offer entertaining content. But for young children, screen-free time is incredibly important. Between the computer, TV, tablets, and more, there are many different things ...

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The Real Reason Working Parents Need Vacations

The Real Reason Working Parents Need Vacations

  Common wisdom has it that working parents need vacations to recover from the exhaustion that accompanies regular life. Nooooo. The real reason we need a vacation? The two weeks leading up to it. With ...

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Can Parents Take a Child-Free Vacation without Guilt?

Can Parents Take a Child-Free Vacation without Guilt?

My husband and I just went on our first vacation together – without our daughter – in six years. The grandparents filled in, and we had five days of uninterrupted, tantrum-free, adult time. It was ...

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Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over the Summer

Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over the Summer

“I am looking for some ways to continue the growth of my two children during the summer without being formal with workbooks and flash cards. Any suggestions?”  While summer is a time for a bit ...

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Family Beach Guide

Family Beach Guide

Today’s post is a compilation edited by Jeannie Krill, writer at Bright Horizons, and former Bright Horizons pre-kindergarten teacher. Summer is upon us, and that means beach days are, too. Whether your kids have been ...

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The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

One of my first thoughts, when I found out that I was having a second girl, was “Oh great, they can share a room for forever!” Now, we live in a  two bedroom condo so ...

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