1. What to Do When Your Picky Eater Has You at Your Wit’s End

    Picky eaters come in all varieties. Some young children refuse anything green. Others stick to one or two favorite foods, turning up their nose at anything different. Still other kids pull a switch on their parents every so often, eating nothing but yogurt, fruit, and bagels for weeks, only to suddenly detest what they once gobbled down happily and demand an entirely new menu. Moms and dads may …Read More

  2. Helping Children to Learn to Give Thanks This Year

    Thanksgiving is sometimes a bit of a forgotten holiday. It lacks the silly costumes and bags of candy of Halloween, and brings none of the hype of Christmas or the beautiful lights and gifts of Hanukkah. But it’s an excellent day to focus on not just turkey and cranberry sauce, but gratitude as well. You can begin to foster a sense of gratitude in your children this month as Thanksgiving approac…Read More

  3. How to Encourage Your Child to be More Grateful

    Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and it's the perfect time to encourage your child to be more grateful. Thanksgiving isn't just about gathering around the table with your family to gorge yourself on turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and green bean casserole; it's about giving thanks for everything and everyone in your life. Children are naturally self-serving and materialistic, but luckily, you can …Read More

  4. Sleep Regressions: What to Expect and How to Cope

    Sleepless nights are, of course, the bane of every parent’s existence. When you finally coax your infant or toddler into a reasonable sleep schedule, or even get them sleeping through the night, the thought of a sleep regression is a terrifying one. Rest assured that sleep regressions are both normal and temporary. While they are frustrating, understanding why they occur and when they will pass …Read More

  5. Hitting, Pinching, and Biting: How to Handle Your Toddler’s Frustration

    The problem: Is your child an angel at home, but suddenly turns on the aggression at daycare, the playground, or at a playdate? That’s normally because, in social situations, he is more likely to have his will challenged, whether it’s because another child wants a turn on the slide, or because his favorite toy is whisked away by another pair of hands. The solution: If your toddler is old enoug…Read More

  6. Halloween Activities for Your Entire Family Part 2

    There's nothing more important than spending time with your family, and there are many Halloween activities that your whole family will love. Many people think that Halloween is just for kids, but it is the perfect time of the year for the whole family to spend time with one another and have some Halloween fun. In our previous blog, our day care center in Newtown went over a couple of ideas for ac…Read More

  7. Kicking the Pacifier Habit: Five Ways to Say Goodbye to the Binky

    Your child’s pacifier was a solace during those early newborn days, but many kids learn to walk, run, and talk while still depending on a binky. How can you break your child of this habit, so that her pacifier doesn’t come with her to kindergarten? Cold Turkey This method is highly effective, but may cause some tears and a few difficult nights in the short-term. We know a few parents who have…Read More

  8. Halloween Activities for Your Entire Family

    Spending time with your family is incredibly important, and Halloween is the perfect time for family fun! Making time for family is important for every member of your brood. Not only does family time bring you closer as together, but it also helps to set your child up for success in school and in life. There's no better time of the year to spend time with your family than othe holidays, and Hallow…Read More

  9. Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe This Halloween Part 2

    Safety is every parent's top priority on Halloween, and there are plenty of things you can do to stay safe while trick-or-treating. Halloween is a magical time of the year. The leaves are beautiful, the air is crisp and those pumpkin spiced lattes are calling your name, but unfortunately, Halloween can also be a dangerous time of the year. That's why, in our Fairfield child care expert's last blog…Read More

  10. Five Autumn Recipes That Children and Adults Will Both Enjoy!

    The crisp air, pumpkins on every front porch, and, frankly, the lack of local summer produce in stores, always inspires us to start celebrating fall in the kitchen. These recipes are kid-friendly and celebrate the unique flavors of the season! These pumpkin quesadillas are a true crowd pleaser. Kids love Mexican food and anything they can grab with their hands. The casual feel of this dinner will …Read More