THE BASICS for Baby’s Development

Parents are more concerned than ever before with their child’s development and wondering if they are doing enough to support it. Did you know that 80% of a child’s brain is developed by the time they are three years old? What if there were five simple, free, and fun ways for parents and caregivers to […]

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Facilitating Good Decision-Making

Ever looked at your child in bewilderment and asked: “What were you thinking?!” Then you know that kids, especially teens, can make some profoundly poor decisions. Luckily, we can help them learn smart decision-making skills and manage mistakes—without feeling the need to helicopter over their every move. Blame biology. “Understand that your kids aren’t just being […]

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Setting Goals in Uncertain Times

After experiencing the numerous unexpected challenges in the previous year, many parents may be hesitant to set goals for their families for 2021. It can be discouraging to set personal goals only to have events beyond your control create a series of roadblocks that interfere with achieving them. Here are some tips on how to […]

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Benefits of Teaching Handwriting

The educational tasks assigned to children have increasingly become digitized and moved to online platforms. This has resulted in many schools deciding not to teach handwriting skills. While it is true that kids need to spend time learning skills vital for keeping up in the digital world, such as how to type by touch, research […]

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5 Local Event Picks for Holidays with the Kids

  Holiday season is here! Make the most of it and make lasting memories for you and your kids by taking advantage of this list. All the organizations hosting the events listed below have taken safety measures to ensure you can feel good about attending.     A few of the events are even virtual so […]

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Ingraining Gratitude

Instilling a sense of gratitude in kids is a task that is often made difficult by peer pressure and popular culture. Once kids start their holiday wish lists, it may especially feel like they have forgotten the ‘reason’ behind the holiday season. Kids may have learned they should feel ‘thankful’ during the holidays, but ‘thankfulness’ […]

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Fall Festin’ at Home

Even though some fall events may not be able to occur this year, you can encourage your kids to still get moving and enjoy the outdoors by creating your own fall festival at home. Here are some ideas for a fun, fall-themed afternoon in the backyard. Pumpkin Planter Visit one of the pumpkin patches from […]

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Inspire the Love of Veggies with Gardening

One question I hear over and over from parents is: “How can I get my child to eat more vegetables?” Helping our kids build strong bodies and healthy immune systems can seem tricky if you’re dealing with a picky eater, especially as we all try to adjust to this “new normal.” One way we can […]

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Taming the Terrible Twos

Parents often view the deviant behavior associated with the ‘terrible twos’ as an inevitable part of their child’s transition from infancy to toddlerhood. However, according to a study published in May by researchers at the University of Cambridge, making adjustments to your parenting style during early toddlerhood may help reduce the negative behaviors at age […]

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