Blog for Parents
Mental Health Effects of the Pandemic on Children
When you parent, it’s crucial you realize you aren’t raising a ‘mini me’ but a spirit throbbing with its own signature.
Growing Up in a Digital World: Manage Media Influence and Screen Time
Follow American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines to create a responsible media plan for your family.
Better Goodbyes: Handling Separation Anxiety
Show care and consistency to help your child handle separation anxiety.
Unleash Imagination: Indoor Activities to Inspire Creativity
Open-ended play inspires creativity and imagination in young children.
Bundle Up: Keep Children Safe During the Winter
Tips to get through the winter safe and healthy.
Feeling Afraid: How to Handle Childhood Fears
Help your young child face their fears and learn to handle their emotions appropriately.
Boosting Brain Power: Build Baby’s Brain with Easy Indoor Activities
Help babies learn with simple activities you can do together.
Making Mom and Dad Friends: How to Find Your Parenting Community
How to meet like-minded parents and make new friends as an adult with these suggestions.
Dealing with Defiance: How to Respond to Pushback from a Toddler
Learn how to deal with the opposition and tantrums that are a frustrating part of toddlerhood.
Ages and Stages: Mixed-Age Child Care Programs for Your Child
Decide whether a care program with a mixed-age group is the right choice for your family.
Go to Your Happy Place: How to React to and Deal with Children’s Fears
Tips for dealing with children’s fears effectively and healthily.
Plus One: How to Help Older Siblings Adjust to a New Baby
Help your older child thrive in their new role as a big brother or sister.
Choosing Child Care: Which Child Care Option Is Right for You and Your Child?
Learn about the different types of child care programs available to your family.
Standing Strong: How to Help Build Baby’s Physical Strength
Help encourage the muscle development necessary for your baby to meet important milestones.
Uniquely You: Understanding Your Child’s Temperament
Learn how to work with your child’s natural temperament to support their growth and development.
Social Circles: Encourage Confidence in Your Shy Child
Help your child overcome shyness with the following suggestions.
Sweet Dreams: Overcoming Sleep Challenges with Infants and Toddlers
Learn how to get through some of the most common sleep issues with young children.
’Tis the Season: Holiday Fun with Your Little One
Plan fun and safe activities that let your toddler get involved in the holiday season.
Manage Meltdowns: Tips for Handling Toddler Tantrums
Learn how to handle your toddler’s tantrums with patience and understanding.
Time’s Up: The Importance of a Routine in Early Childhood
Introducing your child to a regular schedule can add ease to everyone’s life.
Bumps, Bruises, and Bellyaches: Stocking the Perfect First-Aid Kit
Accidents happen but having a well-stocked first-aid kit can soothe your child’s injuries and ease your anxiety.
Good at Goodbye: Child Care Drop-Off Tips and Tricks
Good at Goodbye: Child Care Drop-Off Tips and Tricks.
Here Comes the Plane: Overcoming Picky Eating
Try these methods for getting a picky eater to try new foods, making mealtimes less stressful.
Safe Travels: Car Seat Safety Tips to Protect Your Child
Reduce the risk of being on the road with your infant or toddler by knowing and understanding car seat safety.
The Power of Play: 5 Tips to Productive Play with Your Baby or Toddler
Maximize life’s most important teaching tool by playing with your young child.
Everyday Education: Simple Ways to Support Early Learning at Home
Your daily interactions provide unlimited opportunities for teaching your child about life.
Be Nice: How to Handle Aggression in Early Childhood
Help your child learn how to manage aggressive impulses so they can play nicely with others.
Ready to Go: Potty Training Tips for Parents
With patience and positivity, your diaper-changing days will be over soon.
Addressing Concerns: Learn More About Early Intervention
Give your child the best start available by taking advantage of Early Intervention options for potential delays or disabilities.
Creating Connections: Help Your Child Make Friends
Help your child develop the skills to succeed socially.
Preschool Prep: Prepare Your Toddler for Preschool
Practice these skills to prepare your toddler for a successful start to preschool.
Baby’s First Bite: Suggestions for Starting Solid Foods
Begin a positive relationship between your child and food by starting solids appropriately.
Explore Your World: Tips and Tricks to Make Outings More Educational
Add educational experiences to every activity to help your children learn and grow.
Working Together: Help Children Learn to Cooperate
Teach your toddler the value and importance of cooperating with others.
Seek and Explore: Activities that Encourage Curiosity at Home
Help your child learn about the world around them by nurturing their sense of curiosity.
Avoid a Food Feud: Expanding Your Child’s Palate
End mealtime battles by finding new ways to introduce different foods to your child.
Good Work: Approaches to Positive Parenting
Teach your children with kindness and compassion.
Sleep Well: Create a Safe Sleep Space for Baby
Keep your baby safe from sleep-related danger by understanding the risks and creating an appropriate environment.
Play it Safe: How to Baby Proof Your Home
Keep your little one safe at home so that they can explore their world with confidence.
Make a Note: Introduce Your Infant to Music
Help your baby learn to love music by making it a part of your family’s daily life.
Building Baby: The Five Basics of Infant Development
Most brain growth happens before age three, making infancy a crucial stage for growth and development.
Use Your Words: Encourage Good Communication Skills
Communication is a two-way street; make an effort to model appropriate communication skills to your child.
Working Together: What Is Inclusive Child Care?
Inclusive child care accommodates children with and without disabilities while treating them as equals.
Take Care: Choosing Quality Child Care
Take the right steps for finding childcare that will enrich your child’s days and life.
Home Work: Supplemental Learning Ideas for Infants and Toddlers
Children have a natural love of learning that should be encouraged everywhere they go.