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7 Simple Steps to Handle Any Parenting Situation

1. Listen. Pause and listen to your child before springing into action or firing back a response. This means zipping your lip, biting your tongue, and accepting that a little parental silence can go a long way.2. Let your child know you “get it.” Validate your child by repeating back a bit of what he or she said, even...

Why a True One-to-One Learning Experience Works

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 Did you know that the average American classroom has 24.3 students, leaving a single teacher to develop, plan and execute a curriculum? With the array of learning curves in a classroom, lack of student/teacher interaction and developmental disabilities, far too many students aren’t receiving the attention they need from their teachers. Additionally, an educator may be spread too thin,...

Three Ways to Incorporate Sensory Development Into Summertime Play

Summertime…kids are out of school, weather gets warmer and days get longer. As most parents know, our kids are constantly looking for something to do to keep themselves busy. Even though school is out for summer, it is important to make sure that our children are still learning and engaging in purposeful play.Did you know sensory development begins before...

Childbirth and Childcare

Childbirth and Childcare
Knowing your children will be well cared for when you are in the hospital giving birth and recovering can bring you great peace of mind. Under optimal conditions, you will have family and friends your children are familiar with near by to help care for them. Grandparents, friends, even long term caregivers can provide your child with familiarity and...

Top 10 Gifts for the Budding Astronomer

If you have a kid obsessed with the night sky, here are some perfect gifts for him or her this Christmas!Star Theater Tabletop Planetarium Light Projector This cool gizmo lets kids shine constellations of their own on their bedroom walls or ceilings. Accurate to the season, month, day, and hour, it shows inside what sometimes can't be seen outside, due...

Helping Your Child Cope with Kindergarten Anxiety

Helping Your Child Cope with Kindergarten Anxiety
Children go through various stages. The ones that happen in their earliest years tend to be the easiest since they have parents who are always by their side guiding them through changes. However, when kindergarten starts, the children are expected to, for the first time, do some things independently from parents and family. The thought of unknown can make...

Tips for Managing Discipline Boundaries with Your Nanny

A nanny is a beautiful part of a family, and can be the magical piece of the puzzle that unifies parents and children, and strengthens family ties. A nanny is an extension of the parents' eyes, ears, and hearts; but with that comes responsibility and accountability.Discipline is always a hard word for parents or nannies to mutter. No one...

How To Discipline A Child – 5 Effective and Creative Ideas

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One of the many, many challenging parts of parenting is finding the correct way to discipline your child so they learn right from wrong, and understand that there are consequences for willful bad behavior.  How do you make it fair but effective?  How do you get your point across without feeling like the Wicked Witch of the West?  How...

How Are Babies Made? Explaining To Your Children

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There's a lot of new ground to explore when you have a young child.  Everything is as new to mom and dad as it is to their little one, so it's an ongoing adventure for the whole family.  No matter what that adventure looks like for you, it's almost guaranteed that at some point, you're going to have this parenting...

Do’s and Don’ts Of Playground Safety

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Playgrounds are a staple of childhood. They are places where you can run, climb, swing, and play until it is time to go home. An essential part of childhood is the ability to play. Children need play in order to develop socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Moreover, there just isn't a better place than on a playground. That is...