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Self-Care to Keep You Going Strong

Self-Care to Keep You Going Strong

Caring for children is a great joy—and a great responsibility. The better you take care of your whole self, the better you’ll feel. Modeling good self-care helps kids learn healthy habits, too. How can you fill your wheel and keep it turning? Download the printable...

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Parent Wellbeing Checklist

Parent Wellbeing Checklist

Parenting is demanding; it takes a lot of energy. But looking out for your wellbeing – physically, mentally, and emotionally – will help both you and your family thrive. Your “wellbeing” is the overall satisfaction you feel about yourself and your life – and it can...

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9 Elements of Positive Parenting

9 Elements of Positive Parenting

“Positive Parenting” isn’t about being perfect or always being cheerful. Instead, it gives words to what parents do every day – challenges included – and keeps the big picture in mind. These nine key elements power a positive approach to parenting. Imagine your kids’...

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Quality Child Care: What to Look For

Quality Child Care: What to Look For

There’s a lot to think about when choosing a child care or early educational environment for your family, because it’s an important decision! Thinking about quality of care will help you narrow down your choices. Consider this checklist of quality characteristics....

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Serve & Return

Serve & Return

“Serve and return” is about the everyday, back and forth interactions you have with your kids. It’s the practice of noticing and responding to their cues with eye contact, words, a hug, or other easy actions. These show kids that they are seen and heard, they build...

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Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician

It’s important to feel comfortable with your pediatrician and to have an open line of communication. Well checks are a perfect time to talk about how your baby is growing and what you can expect over the following months. While your pediatrician will have a lot to...

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Adapting to Digital Learning

Adapting to Digital Learning

The first thing you should know while your kids are learning from home is that you are already doing things right! The foundation for all learning is caring and supportive relationships in an environment that is safe, predictable, and nurturing, and home provides each...

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Tips for Parents’ Transition to Kindergarten

Tips for Parents’ Transition to Kindergarten

We can be more helpful to our kids if we acknowledge that the transition to kindergarten is a big life step for adults as well. Think about what will help you through this developmental milestone, whether that’s information, support from friends and family, networking...

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Help Your Kids Transition to Kindergarten

Help Your Kids Transition to Kindergarten

The transition to kindergarten is exciting! For kids, it’s an opportunity to learn new things, master new skills, and build new relationships. But this transition can also be a time of uncertainty about the unknown, as routines, environments, and people change. Here...

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Resources for Parents to Help Your Kids Thrive

Resources for Parents to Help Your Kids Thrive

Resources for Parents to Help Your Kids Thrive From Amanda Henderson, Safe Children Helping your little ones grow, learn, and thrive can be a tough task for parents, and there is no one trick to make it less difficult. With these helpful parenting resources, however,...

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Communicating with Your Care Givers & Teachers

Communicating with Your Care Givers & Teachers

Your kids’ success in their child care and early learning environments begin with relationships: parent-child and parent-provider or parent-teacher. Each relationship is key to your child’s early development and learning because, within relationships, we build trust...

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Taking Baby to Child Care for the First Time

Taking Baby to Child Care for the First Time

Taking your little one to child care can be a difficult decision and an emotional experience. Here are a few ways to ease the transition from being at home together to being apart for the first time. Know that you have a choice Visit the centers or home care...

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Transitioning and Adapting to Digital Learning

Transitioning and Adapting to Digital Learning

Transitioning & Adapting to Digital Learning   Families and teachers of young children have had to face a lot of changes as traditional school and learning situations have transitioned to online settings. Amidst these big changes, your kids will continue to...

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Early Childhood Transitions

Early Childhood Transitions

Early Childhood Transitions – An Overview Transition means to change, and there are a lot of changes that happen in a child’s life. From everyday transitions like going to bed at the end of the day to more disruptive transitions like welcoming home a new sibling or...

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10 Daily Rituals to Encourage Bonding

10 Daily Rituals to Encourage Bonding

In chaotic everyday life, parents can leverage the power of intention to ensure that they fit in what’s most important to them – the moments of fun, connection, and closeness with their kids! To begin, pinpoint the consistent, repetitive actions that you most...

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