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6 Simple Ways to Boost Vocab in Toddlers and Preschoolers

In their first year of life, while kittens are catching mice and foals are galloping about, human babies are carefully studying and mimicking their parents. Unlike other mammals, children need adult…

Two little brothers practicing reading a book

How to Prep Your Preschooler for Reading Success

If your preschooler will head off to kindergarten this fall, you're probably starting to prepare for the transition. From school registration, to planning the change in family…

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7 Fun Ways to Keep Kids Fit This Winter

The winter can be a tough time to stay healthy and active. Besides all the yummy comfort foods, being stuck inside on frigid days can lead to little or no daily physical activity. During the school week, it can be worse, as many kids often don't…

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How to Raise a Healthy Eater

Even a distracted viewer of the evening news will notice that recommendations on kids' healthy eating and diet tend to change frequently. Eggs are bad. No! Eggs are good! Don't feed peanuts until age three. No! Introduce them in the first…

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Sleepy Time Struggles: 6 Tips for Winning the Bedtime Battle

Have you ever been to a party where it seems that every parent you talk to lives in an alternate universe? They say their child goes to bed straight away, on a predictable schedule, followed by 12 uninterrupted hours of sleep! First, they are…

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Teaching Mindfulness: 4 Tips for Raising Happy, Centered Kids

All of us, it seems, are zinging along these days at a million miles an hour. In many families, parents and kids sprint to keep up with what might be described as hyper-scheduled, overly connected, and perpetually rushed lives. When do we have…

Why Family Storytelling Should Be Your New Holiday Tradition

Why Family Storytelling Should Be Your New Holiday Tradition

We all remember great stories from our childhood or our parents' childhood. Remember the time your dad made a mess in the kitchen? How about how our grandparents came to this country, or when everyone came to watch you in the school play?

Two little boys pulling suitcases in an airport

Are We There Yet? 5 Brainy Ways to Beat Travel Boredom

The holiday season means family get-togethers and travel to relatives' houses. Whether by train, car, or plane, travel time can be stressful with young children. Navigating the busy airport or anticipating a long road trip with "bored" kids often…

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Happy Holidays: 5 Empowering Tips for a Stress-Free Season

It's that time of year again! The kids are off from school, relatives are coming to visit, and your to-do list is getting longer and longer. It's easy to feel the stress building along with the holiday excitement, and it can be very tiring. Our…