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5 Top Tips for Teaching Kids about Healthy Eating

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Summer is an ideal time to teach children about health and wellness—between the unlimited outdoor activities, longer hours of sunlight, and bounties of fruits and veggies at your disposal, this is a great time of year to create healthy eating regimens before the back-to-school cafeteria foods and busy days

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Teaching Children to Recognize Emotions With Art

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The key to teaching children to recognize emotions is by getting hands on and involving them in the teaching and learning process (like in this post on learning to identify emotions with cupcakes). Using art is another great way to do just that! Why Is Teaching Children to Recognize…

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Raising Responsible Children

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It is my hope that I will raise responsible children who can think for themselves and are prepared to be independent when they go out into the world on their own. I believe it is vital for me to instill a sense of responsibility in my children while they are…

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Four Stages of Play

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Developing play skills is an essential part of childhood. Through play, typically-developing children acquire the skills necessary to communicate with others, express and understand emotions, physically manipulate a variety of items of all sizes, build strength and endurance, and gain the cognitive skills to understand their world. What are the…

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Tantrum-Free Outings – How to Finish the Day Fight Free

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We've all been that parent, carrying a crying toddler through the mall, hoping to make it to the car before throwing out our back. With less than 18 months between three of our children, my husband and I developed a system for getting all of our kids out of a…

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Encouraging Active Play: 10 Ways to Get Your Child Moving

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Active play is defined as any type of physical activity that children do which involves moderate to high bursts of energy, thereby raising their heart rate. Research shows that encouraging active play in children helps boost mental development and resistance to infections, among other benefits. Below are 10 ways of…

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