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Tips for Transitioning from the Infant to Toddler Room at Daycare

Tips for Transitioning from the Infant to Toddler Room at Daycare

I was surprised to learn recently that I was not alone in my excitement to return to the office post-baby. If you had asked me a year ago as I was preparing to go back ...

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Building Confidence & Self-Esteem in Children

Building Confidence & Self-Esteem in Children

Resilience in Children: Building Self-Esteem & Confidence for Navigating the World One day during my daughter’s second grade year, I dropped Fiona off at school and then spent the next 45 minutes crying. She was ...

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Tips for Parents Returning to Work After Baby

Tips for Parents Returning to Work After Baby

Working families face many challenges – an early one being the transition back to work after a new baby. As parents, our Family Room bloggers have been there! Today they’re sharing some actionable tips and ...

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A Letter to the “Almost” Dads

A Letter to the “Almost” Dads

Today’s post was written by Josh Manheim, a Bright Horizons employee, dad of one (who has baby #2 on the way): Congratulations! You’re a dad! … almost. Having researched and read dozens of new parent ...

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Choosing a Preschool: 4 Questions to Ask

Choosing a Preschool: 4 Questions to Ask

Today’s post is courtesy of Elizabeth Patterson, a working parent and mom of two. When deciding on the best place to send our daughter — to preschool in an elementary school or to a preschool in a child ...

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Communicating with Your Child’s School: Who Are You Going to Call?

Communicating with Your Child’s School: Who Are You Going to Call?

My daughter (age 8) started a new elementary school this year. She was more than ready to make the transition after months of thoughtful planning and special “move up” days by her K-2 school. I ...

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Tips for Adjusting to the Back-to-School Schedule

Tips for Adjusting to the Back-to-School Schedule

Back-to-school time already? While there are still a few weeks left to enjoy summer traditions, now is the time when many parents start thinking about the transition back into the school year schedule. How can you make the ...

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Academic Redshirting: Holding Kids Back from Starting Kindergarten

Academic Redshirting: Holding Kids Back from Starting Kindergarten

Would I have benefited from academic redshirting? Academic redshirting is the practice of holding kids back from starting kindergarten (typically those with birthdays close to the cut-off). I entered kindergarten at age 4 in the late 70’s. My ...

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Transitioning to Kindergarten: Part 2

Transitioning to Kindergarten: Part 2

Over the summer, I was really nervous about my daughter’s upcoming transition to Kindergarten. Now, more than halfway through the school year, not only am I amazed at how much my daughter is learning this year, but ...

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School Readiness: Transitioning from Bright Horizons to Kindergarten

School Readiness: Transitioning from Bright Horizons to Kindergarten

He fished some more. They were the most beautiful four words I heard all week. I heard them come from my 5-year-old Kindergartner’s mouth as we read The Berenstain Bears Gone Fishin’. It was the first ...

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