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5 Helpful tips for potty training

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It’s a big deal for both the kids and the parents when it’s time for potty training. Being in control of their basic functions in this way is a major milestone in a child’s development and a parent’s parenting role, and it can be both exciting and sometimes frustrating. Here are some tips and ideas

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5 Quick tips for kindergarten preparation

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Kindergarten is a major milestone in a family and child’s life. It’s also a major stepping stone for going from being around the home and family all or most of the time to entering the school system and being around other kids, students, teachers, staff, etc., for much more of the day. A prepared kindergartner

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The importance of preschool before kindergarten

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Preschool is an early childhood education opportunity that kids age 3-5 can go to before beginning kindergarten and compulsory education. Sending your kids to preschool does a number of things to help your child to be prepared for kindergarten, and give them a strong start and smooth transition into the life of a student and

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Summer safety

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Summer’s in full swing, school is out, the kids are free and ready to play, family vacations are planned, and there’s a whole new crop of seasonal fun to be had, but also risks and dangers to be aware of and protect your kids from. Here are some of the biggest things to keep in

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Vaccines and preventable diseases – Part 2

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This is Part 2 of our 2-part series on some of the different types of vaccines for children from birth-6 years of age, and some basic information about the preventable diseases they can protect your children from. You can see Part 1 here. Flu The flu is very common and can cause fever, muscle pain,

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Vaccines and Preventable Diseases, Part 1 of 2

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If you’re a parent, you’ve probably heard a lot of the buzz about vaccinations in the past few years. The array of diseases and vaccines can be confusing or overwhelming to new parents, but many daycare centers and schools will not admit children who have not been vaccinated, or aren’t planned to be, so it’s

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Daycare centers vs home daycare

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When you are in need of childcare for your little one, there are a number of options for you to choose from. Previously we covered Au Pairs, what they are, what they do, what is involved with having one care for your child, and how they differ from nannies. If you are not looking for

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What is an Au Pair?

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Most people in the US understand what a nanny is, whether they are a live-in nanny, or if they come in on a certain schedule to mind the children. But an au pair is a unique alternative to even a live-in nanny, and could be a good fit for your family’s needs and interests. Some people

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Tips for toddlers that bite – Part 2

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This is a continuation of the article “Tips for toddlers that bite – Part 1”. As stated previously, there is a wide variety of reasons children may bite. Observe the situation and try to understand why the child might be biting so you can help them develop better ways of communicating to replace the behavior.

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Tips for toddlers that bite – Part 1

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When your child bites another person, whether it’s an adult relative, a sibling, a classmate, or a friend, it can feel like the most embarrassing and shameful thing in the world. Conversely, if your child is the one who got bit by another person’s kid, the rage and indignation can come out – how could

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