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    Seven Tips for Transitioning Your Child from Summer Fun to a New School Year

    Has your child spent the summer in camp, enjoying the outdoors and a slightly altered schedule? Maybe she has gone on a few trips and has been getting used to coming and going. Perhaps your household has been waking up a little later and getting to bed later than usual. Gear up for a new year of daycare or preschool by easing into new routines and schedules a few weeks in advance. Get your child p…Read More

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    Five Reasons to Move Your Child’s Bedtime Earlier

    Every parent of young children struggles with sleep concerns in those early years. An early bedtime can be a simple solution to many of those concerns, and can even impact long-term sleep habits and your own wellbeing. Fewer wake-ups at night. If you wait until your little one is a bit overtired before you put him to bed, you run the risk of disrupting his natural sleep cycle. If he doesn’t hav…Read More

  3. Common Toddler and Preschooler Sleep Disruptions and How to Manage Them

    No toddlerhood or preschool years would be complete without a little bit of unexpected sleep concerns. From early wakeups to bedtime fears, many kids this age develop ways of getting out of bed and into yours in the middle of the night. Help them to navigate bedtime and nighttime sleep with these tips. Your Little Jack-in-the-Box You’ve arranged his stuffed animals, tucked him in, adjusted his n…Read More

  4. Five Tips for Moving into a New Home with Young Children

    Moving to a new home is exhausting and overwhelming for anyone, but for parents of young kids, it can be particularly taxing. The five tips will help your move to run a bit more smoothly by taking your own hard work and time into account, while also remembering that your kids will be a bit rocked by the move as well! Pack kids’ items while they’re sleeping. Don’t try to pack a few boxes of t…Read More

  5. 10 Ways to Use Seasonal Fruits and Veggies in Kid-Friendly Meals

    Delicious seasonal produce is easy to come by this time of year, so it only makes sense to use as much as possible in your meals, snacks, and desserts. These family friendly recipes will make your summer healthier and more delicious! Blackberry Citrus Granola Bowl. Blackberries are a quintessential summer fruit, and pairing them with whichever citrus fruit you have on hand makes for great flavor o…Read More

  6. Five Fun Summertime Crafting Ideas for Young Children

    While the summertime means days at the beach, hikes through the woods, and plenty of day trips and excursions, there are likely to be some rainy days and some quiet afternoons indoors as well. Summertime-themed crafts can be a great way to keep kids entertained and engaged, and some of these can actually help you to bring a little bit of summertime into your home décor! A few craft sticks, some c…Read More

  7. Four Key Ways of Showing Respect to Your Young Child

    Parents spend a lot of energy making sure that their kids grow up to be respectful, courteous, generous, and thoughtful. These are important attributes to nurture in young children. But adults don’t always think about the ways in which children need to feel respected, and how important that is to their social and emotional development. These four important practices can help parents to develop a…Read More

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    Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Routines Intact While on Vacation

    Whether you’re headed to the beach for a week of sand and sun, giving in to the chaotic fun of a theme park, or exploring a new city or country for the first time, vacations are a time when you and your family may find themselves letting go a little. It’s important to make vacation with your kids a little special and a little unexpected. But it’s also important to keep schedules and behavior…Read More

  9. When Your Spouse Travels for Work: How to Cope

    Many parents dread that moment when their partner comes home from work and announces, “I’ve gotta go out of town to a conference the week of the 25th.” While most parents know that they are perfectly capable of taking care of the kids, the house, and tackling their jobs without help, it’s tough to spend those few days without any assistance from their spouses. These tips can make your tim…Read More

  10. Sensory Processing Disorder and How it Affects Young Children

    Your child may have friends at daycare or preschool who struggle with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), or you may know families who are going through the difficult process of ascertaining whether their child has SPD, and finding effective therapies for him or her. You may have even noticed symptoms of SPD in your own child, and have wondered if looking into SPD further might be helpful for your …Read More