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Parenting Tips for Extroverted Kids

May 1, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

For introverted parents who appreciate quiet and reflection, having an extroverted child who talks a lot and craves personal interaction can be exhausting. However, by understanding certain extrovert characteristics, you can make parenting decisions that foster both of your personalities and enhance your relationship. Take a Time Out It is an introvert’s natural tendency to…

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Parenting Tips for Introverted Kids

April 24, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

You’re headed into the family reunion, but your child refuses to leave your side. Nor will he speak to distant cousins or great aunts. Over and over, you hear the refrain, “Aww, he’s a shy one.” Though no one means it to be so, you can’t help but feel you’ve done something wrong. But how?…

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Connecting with Parenting Communities in Austin

April 17, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

As parents, community is key in this great calling to raise the next generation; however, finding a parenting community isn’t always easy. Along with finding a community that meets on days and times that are suitable for your schedule, you want to find one that appeals to your needs and feels like a fit as…

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4 Museums Worth Checking Out in San Antonio

April 10, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

With long summer days approaching, look no further than downtown San Antonio for family-friendly, educational experiences to keep kids engaged. While there are plenty of museums and exhibits to see all over the city, we’ve narrowed the list to those that seem most worth a family visit. These museums encourage children’s learning and development, offer…

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Fun Outdoor Spring Activities for Your Kids

April 3, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Spring has sprung! Well over most of the country anyway. Soon the bluebonnets will be waving and the summer heat will be baking, but in the meantime, let’s get outside and embrace beautiful weather. Let’s Go Fly a Kite Haven’t done this since you were a kid? No problem. It’s like riding a bike. But…

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Fun Dr. Seuss Quotes That Are Awesome

March 27, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Dr. Seuss said a lot of wise things among the rhymes and zany characters that epitomize his legendary books. However, while reading, your kids may miss the deeper meaning. Pull out these quotable lines and use them when kids need a little motivation in the school of life. “And will you succeed? Yes you will…

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5 Fun Kid Activities in Austin

March 20, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Whether you live in Austin or you are planning to make a trip there soon, these parent-rated and kid-tested activities in the Austin area are a great diversion from the norm, as well as an excellent way to get some exercise, expend some energy, or learn something new! Austin Science and Nature Center This free…

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5 Fun Kid Activities in San Antonio

March 13, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

San Antonio rocks for a lot of reasons. Spurs. Tacos. Sunshine. It’s also a great place to raise a family and offers a huge variety of activities that are kid-friendly (and not too boring for the adults, either). For a flipping’ good time, head over to Flip’z Trampoline Park. Any place with 25000 square feet of…

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Grow Your Child’s Imagination with Reading

March 6, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Children’s minds are fertile grounds of imagination. They readily accept make-believe worlds and have no room in their minds for the impossible. But the restrictions of today’s busy world can sometimes mean our children’s imaginations are not given the time they need to grow and develop. Reading aloud with your child is a wonderful way…

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3 iPad Apps to Prep for Kindergarten

February 27, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care

Kindergarten readiness can vary widely from child to child. Some kids enter kindergarten reading fluently and solving simple math problems. Other children enter with basic phonic and counting skills. These young children are maturing at different rates, and kindergarten becomes a level playing field as all children need this year to build basic academic and interpersonal…

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