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Early Enrichment

Bond with your baby while helping her development, too! Tired of games of tag between just you and your toddler? Or maybe you’re looking for more fun and meaningful ways to bond with your newborn. Then it’s ti...
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Fighting Siblings And Pushy Toddlers

  Written by Jeanne Martin       Q: My kids—five and seven—argue all the time. Any tips on how I should handle this?   A: Let me start off by giving you a li...

First Day Of School Tips

  We've created an easy list of tips to make your child's first school experience a great one! Here are some tips on helping with the transition, along with a list of must have supplies! Tips for mak...
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Don’t Shield Kids From Death

Funerals serve a specific purpose for adults; they are a helpful part of the grieving process. The ritual allows time for mourning, processing the departure of the loved one, and an opportunity to be comforted ...

Children And Good Manners

  Whether it’s an anticipated visit from extended family, attending a party, or going to a fancy holiday tea, the holiday season can put a sudden spotlight on our kids’ manners.  To help prepare, we’ve ...
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Communicating About Difficult Topics

by Pat Blackwell, Ph.D.   Divorce, illness and death are a few examples of the many things parents struggle to explain to their young children. These topics are hard enough for older children and adu...
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Discipline Advice By Ages

Parenting falls somewhere between an art and a combat zone. Still, unless there is a real problem, most parents don’t look beyond their friends and family for parenting help. Although there is no one way to par...

Birds Bees And Copying Older Siblings

  Birds, Bees & Copying Older Siblings   Written by The Parenting Center       Q: When should I discuss the “facts of life” with my childre...

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