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6 Memorial Day Facts to Teach Your Kids

May 25, 2018  |  Categories: Parent Resources

In the excitement of a 3-day weekend, cookouts, parades, and summer being so near, it’s easy to ignore or forget about the true meaning of Memorial Day. While this long weekend gives us time to spend with our families and loved ones, Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring those who have fallen…

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How to Be More Thankful This Thanksgiving

November 20, 2017  |  Categories: Activities, Child Development, Parent Resources
Teaching kids to be thankful

Parents often worry these days that they are not raising grateful kids. Thanksgiving is an excellent chance to reinforce thankfulness for all we’ve been given and enjoy in our homes and communities. Here are three simple suggestions to help your home cultivate more thankfulness this Thanksgiving. Thanks Around the Table Most families honor the holiday…

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DIY: Chore Chart

July 17, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care, Parent Resources
DIY Chore Chart Ideas

Maintaining a home that’s fairly clean and presentable can be a challenge for busy parents with busy kids. Don’t take it upon yourself to do everything, however. Put together a chore system that works for your family and teach your kids that we’re all in this together. We’ve rounded up a few of our online…

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Parenting Books for New Parents

June 19, 2017  |  Categories: Behavior, Parent Resources
Parenting Books for First Time Parents

Expecting your first bun in the oven? Whether you’ve been around children your entire life or you feel you need an instruction manual for changing a diaper, first-time parenting comes with its challenges for all. That’s why we’ve found five of the best parenting books for new parents for you! Moms on Call Hailed as “the…

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5 iPad Apps to Promote Toddler Learning

June 5, 2017  |  Categories: Child Development, General Child Care, Parent Resources
IPad apps for toddler learning

It’s no secret that iPads provide a means to fabulous educational tools for children, and kids typically love the visual, auditory, and hands-on stimulation they provide. So why not use yours to keep the learning going all summer with these fun iPad apps that suit toddler temperaments–and long car rides? Endless Alphabet This hands-on app allows…

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5 Songs to Soothe Your Little Ones

May 22, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care, Parent Resources
Best songs to soothe children

Embrace your inner karaoke singer, and soothe the bedtime woes with a sweet lullaby. Parents have always known children respond–and relax–when music is played or sung. Select a few tried and true songs as your bedtime chorus, and soon your sweet babe (and maybe yourself!) will be drifting off to dreamland. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Sung…

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Unplug to Connect with Your Kids

May 15, 2017  |  Categories: General Child Care, Parent Resources
Learn to Connect with Your Kids

Did you know our children experience, on average, five hours of screen time a day? This includes everything from television to educational apps on the iPad to texting with friends or family. Only now are child psychology experts and doctors beginning to grasp the full impact screen time has on our families. Too much time…

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Parenting Tips for Extroverted Kids

May 1, 2017  |  Categories: Behavior, Child Development, Parent Resources
How to Parent Extroverted Kids

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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