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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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 7 Tips for Transitioning Your Young Child Out of the Crib

    In every young child’s life comes that dreaded moment when your toddler escapes from his crib and you must consider a new transition: moving your little one from the security of the crib to a toddler bed or a twin bed. Whether you choose a toddler rail on your existing crib, or decide to make the big leap to a twin, you’re likely worried about the toll on your child’s sleep, and your own, th…Read More

  5. 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

  6. Talking about Divorce with Young Children: What Toddlers and Preschoolers Need to Cope

    When parents divorce, speaking with children can be one of the most frightening and stressful experiences of the divorce process. After you and your partner have assessed your difficulties and made a decision, one of the most delicate issues still must be faced. Toddler and preschoolers need a sense of security, reassurance, and an idea of what to expect as their lives change.  If you are looking…Read More

  7. How to Ease Your Toddler Out of Co-Sleeping and Reclaim Your Bed

    Sometimes, it starts with co-sleeping in infancy. Or occasionally, a bad cold or a rough night will open the door to a regular co-sleeping arrangement with your toddler. Whatever the case, if you’re ready to have your bed back to yourself, and ease your child into sleeping in hos own room, our tips may help to make the transition a bit easier on everyone. Schedule your transition wisely. Don’t…Read More

  8. Bringing Home a New Pet: Six Tips for Introducing Him to Your Young Children

    Whether it’s a tiny goldfish or a golden retriever puppy guaranteed to multiply in size and weight, your household dynamics are about to change. Your new pet will need to adjust to her new home, and your kids may have to do some adapting, too. Our six tips for introducing a new pet to your family will help to smooth the transition. 1. If you’re bringing home a dog or a cat, there’s no cage o…Read More