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Questions To Ask of Potential Preschools

  If you’ve got a toddler, you may be wondering about preschool options. And, believe it or not, now is the time to start planning for enrollment next fall! Before you start furiously scheduling preschool tours, it’s helpful to have a list of questions handy to help ease the process of selecting the perfect preschool …

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Practicing Gratitude: What Are You Thankful For?

At Camilla’s 6-year birthday party she was showered with gifts from friends and family. Her parents were overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity that was shown to their daughter. But when the family arrived home after the party, Camilla became upset, crossing her arms and pouting because “she didn’t get the gift she really wanted.” Instead of …

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Responding to Nightmares

Did you have nightmares as a kid? Even if you don’t remember having them, chances are you probably did. And, for some of us, our childhood nightmares were so powerful that we still remember them to this day! Childhood nightmares are common in children 3-5 years old. With changes to their routine (starting in preschool …

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Car Seat Clinic Benefit All Families

During a recent car seat inspection at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho, two Certified Car Seat Technicians identified several brand new car seats that were missing crucial safety features. The parents, who bought their car seats new via online vendors, were shocked. With online shopping as popular as ever, how can parents be …

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Friendships Formed In Group Stayed Stitched Together

To celebrate Parenting Now!’s (formerly known as Birth To Three) recent 40th anniversary, Sue Fleming—along Colleen Biggs, Mardell Eastburn, Sandi Sanders, Nancy Bischof, and Jean Severns—donated 40 handmade baby quilts to Parenting Now!. It’s a tradition the group—made up of many former Birth To Three members—started 15 years ago as a way to stay connected …

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Make Time For Everyday Learning Opportunities

Toddlers and young children are constantly asking questions about their world: “Why is the sky blue?”, “Why do we have feet?” As a parent, it can be hard to keep up with their curiosity! But the truth is, you are likely teaching your child more than you even realize through your everyday interactions. From building …

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Amistad y Enemistad: Navegando a través de las relaciones entre hermanos y hermanas

  Cuando tu peque número 2 estaba aún en el vientre, tal vez soñabas en cómo sería la relación entre tus peques: “¿Me ayudará mi niño mayor a traer los pañales para su hermanito?” o ¿Mi hija pequeña bailará como su hermana mayor?”  “¡Tal vez ellas participarán en un recital juntas!”. Ahora regresa al presente, …

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5 beneficios de desconectarse

La familia se encuentra en una encrucijada cuando viene el tiempo frente a la pantalla. Por un lado, dejar que tu peque vea Daniel Tiger mientras esperas en la fila de alguna oficina gubernamental es de gran ayuda. Pero, por otro lado, cada vez estamos más conscientes de cómo la tecnología digital (teléfonos inteligentes, tabletas, dispositivos electrónicos …

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Encouraging Independent Play

Preschoolers and their parents lead busy lives. There are pretend cakes to bake; dolls and stuffies with “boo boos” that need mending; and grocery shopping to do for the play kitchen. As fun as these games are for kids, there are very real tasks that all parents need to get done during the day—and it’s …

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