We're still in the thick of the school year, but for those of us with a child in Pre-K (otherwise known as a 4s Preschool Program), it's already time to look ahead to the next one. Some parents, of course, know exactly where their child will be going next fall. The nei.... read more
One universal truth of parenting is that time goes by way too fast. For instance, we are already hearing a lot of parent-chatter about signing kids up for summer camp. What? Summer camp? We're just trying to make it through the winter, here! But however much we may object, th.... read more
Is anyone else finding this back-to-school season to be a big adjustment? In our family, we certainly are. The organization and scheduling challenges alone are seriously daunting. But perhaps the hardest thing to get used to is being away from the children for most .... read more
We do a great many things to ensure that our kids have a good educational experience. We research and choose their schools, we prepare them as best we can, we facilitate their making friends, and so much more. But the most important factor in their education this yea.... read more
In this new age of virtual communities and long-distance digital friendships, we sometimes forget how important our local, brick-and-mortar neighborhoods are to family life. In contrast, our preschoolers, who tend to be far more rooted in the day-to-day than we are, need n.... read more
Are you thinking ahead to the summer yet? Who can help it! Summer vacation sounds so good right now -- a little relaxing, reading, family time, the kids happy and occupied, getting lots of exercise and fresh air.... If only a holiday like this would plan itself. Instead, th.... read more
Becoming a parent means one thing for certain: you are henceforth signed up to host kid birthday parties for the next 10-15 years. Woohoo! Some of us look forward to celebrating the wondrous day of our child’s birth. Others tremble at the thought of having to ente.... read more
Sending our children off to their first years of school is a big step. Whether it's preschool or Kindergarten, we can hardly bear to watch them take those small steps into the classroom, and see the door shut behind them as we stand on the other side. Little do we know .... read more
Summer opens up so many new possibilities. Not least of all, it brings a fresh array of babysitting talent to the fore. All those high school and college students at loose ends, looking for jobs, clamoring for the chance to hang out with your kids by the pool all summer and.... read more
There are lots of wonderful preschools out there, but choosing the one that is right for your child and your family can be a tough decision. You want your child's first school experience to be as positive and enriching as possible. You hope that he'll love school, develop his.... read more
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