1. Top Places To Find Clothing for Your Child That Defies Gender Stereotypes

    When you walk into your local big box store or clothing boutique for kids, what does it look like inside? Is there one section for boys, complete with t-shirts featuring trucks and monsters and messages about being “tough” or “naughty”? Is the girls’ section filled with ruffles and odes to princesses? While some kids love the clothing marketed to their gender, others might be interested …Read More

  2. Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips

    Candy, costumes, class parties, spooky decorations, and pumpkin carving—Halloween is a fun-filled time of the year for kids (and adults) of all ages. Child’s World Academy loves to see children having fun in their Halloween costumes, but our number one priority has always been safety. To help parents ensure their child has a fun and safe Halloween at school, daycare, and trick-or-treating, we …Read More

  3. Three Things Parents of Kids with Food Allergies Wish Other Families Would Do

    Parents of children with food allergies experience a tremendous amount of stress over the types of situations and interactions that other parents simply shrug off. A birthday party, a shared snack, or even a visit to a new home, can all be sources of stress. Learn more about the perspective of parents of kids with allergies in order to be supportive and sensitive, and to help keep their kids safe.…Read More

  4. Halloween Costume Ideas for Children with Sensory Processing Concerns

    Complete with the promise of candy, jack-o’-lanterns, evening strolls, and fun costumes, Halloween is a holiday that fills kids with excitement. But kids with sensory processing challenges may have a difficult time this time of year, especially when it comes to choosing a costume. While other kids might be enthusiastic about pulling on a mask or a hat, squeezing into an overstuffed costume, and …Read More

  5. Try Something New This Halloween: Introducing the Teal Pumpkin Project

    Play dates. Sports activities. Family friendly local events. All of these activities are fun parts of many kids’ lives, but for parents of kids with food allergies, they can be sources of nonstop worry and fear. A snack containing nuts, eggs, wheat, or dairy, or even a snack cross-contaminated with traces of those ingredients, can trigger a life-threatening reaction in a child with food allergie…Read More

  6. Talking to Young Children About Race: How to Get Started

    As you scroll through your Facebook feed, click through the Washington Post, or see passing headlines on CNN, you’re probably noticing that race is a looming topic in our country right now. Your children, as they get older, will become more curious about race and racism, and it’s important to let them know that they can come to you when they need to process their feelings about race. It’s im…Read More

  7. Five Strategies for Breaking Your Child’s Pacifier Habit

    Is your child starting to speak in full sentences, but needs to take the pacifier out of her mouth every time she wants to express herself? She may be getting a little too old for her pacifier habit! Try one of our five tips to weaning (or even just going cold turkey) her off the pacifier! Conjure a little magic. Have you ever heard of the pacifier fairy? She’s a lot like the tooth fairy, in tha…Read More

  8. Five New School Year Resolutions for Your Young Child

    When you have a young child, a new year often means a new school year, and it doesn't ring in with champagne. It’s generally ushered in after saying goodbye to summer camp and thinking about settling into a new routine with an emphasis on learning and development. This school year, make a few resolutions with your child in order to get off to a great start. Find a new interest. Kids have ways of…Read More

  9. The First Day of Daycare Approaches: What to Pack With Your Child

    If that first day of daycare is quickly approaching, you likely have a million questions running through your mind. How will the transition go? What should you be talking about with your child? And, of course, what will your little one need throughout the day when she is at a new place, without the surroundings of home? Two changes of clothes. You likely carry a change of clothes around with you i…Read More

  10. Jumpstarting Reading Ability in Your Young Child

    Reading is an activity that has no age. We begin reading to our babies when they’re in the womb, and we continue through infancy, into toddlerhood, and through school age, until they’re reading on their own. How do you speed up the process of learning to read, and get your child interested in books at a younger age? Letter of the Day. Each day, announce to your child which letter is this day…Read More