Even four and a half years later, I am still somewhat embarrassed to admit that my preschool search began while my son was still in utero. I never thought I would be one of those parents who obsessed about every detail of their child's lives, and for the most part I think I h.... read more
Becoming a parent involves a lot of learning. In the early days, we learn about nap schedules and swaddling and making baby food. In the toddler years, we study up on child-proofing equipment, managing tantrums, and potty-training. Come the preschool years, we're starti.... read more
"Forbidden" foods are high-fat, high-sugar, relatively low-nutrient foods such as sweets, chips and sodas. As with everything else about parenting, using them is a balancing act. If you give your child unlimited access to these easy-to-like foods, she is likely to fill up .... read more
Let's start by acknowledging that in many places, the very idea of a "preschool application" is a foreign concept. You find out about a couple of good preschools nearby, give a call or drop by, get your child signed up, and there you have it. Doesn't that sound great?Sadl.... read more
Let's face it. Getting breakfast on the table for the kids every day before school can be challenging, to say the least. Depending on how many children you have, it's often a juggling act between feeding the baby, helping the preschooler get dressed, and arguing with the f.... read more
Decision time, traditionally the time frame when college-bound high schoolers learn their admissions fate and then must select a college to attend, has now claimed a new group—preschool parents who are competing to get their children admitted to preschools in cities across t.... read more
Prior to having children, I could have sworn that Valentines Day was a giant conspiracy contrived by florists, chocolatiers, and stationery stores. But after becoming a parent, I realized February 14th is a cherished celebration that goes beyond roses, chocolates, and cards. J.... read more
Paper is an everyday part of our world. It is a perfectly simple tool to explore with and learn from. It is such an everyday common item that children are not mystified by its presence, so they can really go further with their thinking and problem solving through their play .... read more
Construction paper hearts and decorated shoeboxes. Wobbly first attempts at signing a name, or maybe even just an initial. The joy of opening the cards and reading all of the sweet messages, perhaps eating a few candy hearts along the way. Valentine's Day is a holiday tailo.... read more
There is nothing children, big and small, love more than seeing their artistic masterpieces proudly displayed at home, or adorning their bedroom walls. The grin that accompanies "I made this!!" is priceless. As the weather continues to be extra cold this year, you and your kid.... read more
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