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4 Sure-Fire Ways To Raise An Independent Child


If you’re like most parents of young children, your schedule is jam-packed from the moment you wake up until the moment you fall into bed. Between work, taking care of the home, and taking care...
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5 Strategies To Ensure Sweet Slumber


Every new mother braces herself for the sleepless, glazed-eyed days taking care of a newborn, but what happens when your toddler continues to wake up several times a night or your preschooler simply...
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6 Mealtime Snacks For Picky Eaters


Man cannot live on bread alone, but many a toddler, it seems, lives on chicken nuggets, sliced hot dogs, and macaroni and cheese (as long as it comes from the blue box.) As a parent of a picky eater,...
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5 Ninja Mind Skills To Outwit The Defiant Child


Parenthood can sometimes feel like an emotional battlefield, especially when you find yourself toe-to-toe with two-and-a-half-feet of antagonistic toddler. With your determination weakened by the...
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What To Do When Your Toddler Sticks To You Like Glue


When your baby is hanging on to you for dear life, your toddler is wrapped around your leg like an anaconda, or you find yourself closing the bathroom door on a hysterical preschooler for a moment of...
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5 Ways To Nurture A Child’s Curiosity


In this era of high-stakes testing and rigorous classroom rubrics, it may seem to many parents that in the effort to meet short-term goals, some educational efforts focus on academics and neglect the...
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Becoming A Big Boy: Transitioning To First Grade


Your graduating kindergartener probably takes pride in the fact that he’ll be joining the Big Kid’s school soon. Maybe he even looks forward to the new teacher and classroom. After all,...
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How To Stop Your Preschooler From Driving You Crazy


As a parent, you probably braced yourself for the terrible twos, but did anyone warn you about the dreadful threes, furious fours, and fitful fives? During these years, you may find yourself at a...
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The Kindergarten Conundrum: Is My Child Ready?


It’s likely that your memories of kindergarten consist of learning letters, numbers, colors, and how to sit quietly on a rug during story time. But with the advent of more rigorous academic...
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6 Steps To Teaching A Child Impulse Control


Back in the 1960s, a professor at Stanford University conducted an experiment on impulsivity at a local nursery school. Left in a room with a single marshmallow, the children were told they could eat...
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