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Thinking Ahead to a New School Year

You’re running errands over the weekend and as you’re walking through your favorite store (you know, the one that has everything you could need, and more?) you turn a corner and… uh, oh—you see it. “BACK TO SCHOOL! STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES BEFORE SUMMER’S OVER!” Your kid...

Summertime, pt. 2 – The more things change…

Last month we talked about the benefits of summer programs for your child. These programs are great because your child continues to learn, grow, and try new things while they’re out of school, while you get the peace of mind that comes with a planned schedule. But for...

Summertime – and the Learning is Easy

New Year’s Eve may be a worldwide holiday, but every parent knows the real end of the year is when the kids get out of school. As the beginning of summer vacation approaches, kids everywhere are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the last day of school, but for many...

Childcare In and Out of the Home

From early childcare to preschool to after-school programs, there will be many times throughout your child’s development where they’ll be left in the hands of a professional outside of their required K-12 education. From daily activities to early childhood...

It’s Never Too Early to Talk Graduation

Graduation is a big deal. Yes, we all think about college or high school graduation, but to a child who’s constantly growing, learning, and maturing, even something as seemingly arbitrary as the graduation from one elementary school grade to the next can be a big...

Surviving Parent-Teacher Conferences

The winter doldrums can have kids, parents, and teachers all scanning the horizon for the next spot of relaxation. For most, that means raising spirits as spring break approaches! But for many, this mid-semester excitement goes hand-in-hand with an uncomfortable and...

New Year, No Fear

We’re a few weeks into 2018 and now that we’ve settled back into our normal routines, we can begin to think through what we want our new year to look like. How can we help our kids not just survive the rest of the school year, but continue to grow and develop from it?...

Five Tips for Surviving (and Thriving) in the Holiday Season

Winter Break is one of the most joyous times in most kids’ lives, and for good reason: No school, holiday treats, presents, family celebrations, and more. But for the parents that have to keep working with a child at home while also planning these holiday...

The Power of Parental Involvement

November is Child Safety Month, and let’s be honest – you’ve probably heard it all before: “Don’t let your child take candy from strangers” “Don’t let your child wander out of your sight” “Make sure your child knows their name/phone number/address” …and the list goes...

Top Tips for a Fun (and Safe) Halloween

Let Your Child Take The Lead Halloween is an exciting night in every child’s life and naturally, you want to help them make the most of it. If possible, let your child help choose decorations, pick the design to carve into their jack-o’-lantern, and decide which...