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Ask These 5 Questions To Determine Kindergarten Readiness

by ParentCo.

As their parent, you know best.

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Help your Preschooler Build Confidence Through Positive Self-Talk

by Joy Turner

Practice positive self-talk—teach your kids confidence and train them to be optimistic. Our children learn from the way we speak to ourselves.

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Back-to-School Blues: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety

by Charlie Fletcher

If your child is skittish about returning to school, you can help them overcome their stress. Start with seeking to understand what's behind the anxiety.

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Books To Help Children (And Adults) Understand What It Means To Be Transgender

by ParentCo.

These five books will take away the cloud of fear or confusion and empower you to make gender an everyday discussion.

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How to Instill Positive Leadership Values from a Young Age

by Joy Turner

As parents and educators, we can model and encourage certain behaviors to develop children into kind, impactful, example-setting humans. Here's where to start.

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20 Ways to Bring Books to Life through Play

by Lisa Zaretsky

Where you read, how you read, when you read. It all matters. But the story doesn't have to end just because the book does. Extend the book beyond its pages.

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4 Things Everyone Should Know About Early STEM Learning

by ParentCo.

Take a look at these four facts everyone should know about early STEM learning, and consider what you can do about them.

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12 Kid's Books That Model True Friendship

by ParentCo.

Friends help each other, remember each other, and share life together. And kids love reading all about it. These books celebrate the magic of friendship.

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On Teaching Tolerance and Inclusivity in Early Education

by ParentCo.

As a teacher, you can be the advocate for kids who challenge the ideas of what boys and girls "should" do. Challenge others to think differently.

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Giving Responsibilities to Your Kids Is A Slow Build

by Joy Turner

It’s a slow build to teach our children how to be responsible. Focusing on different aspects of this trait can help develop our children into capable adults.

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Simple Ways to Help Children Become Environmentally Aware Citizens

by Maria Dontas

With a rapidly changing world, it’s our responsibility to take our children’s future into consideration when teaching them to be good citizens of our planet. 

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10 Simple Ways to Empower Girls to Love STEAM

by ParentCo.

Here are ten ways to help your daughter fall in love with STEAM. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics and fosters curiosity.

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7 Unique Books to Excite Kids About Their Local Environment

by ParentCo.

Kids are born with an innate interest in nature. Here are seven books that can help the adventure continue, even when it is time to go inside.

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Finding the Fun in Teaching Patience to Preschoolers

by Joy Turner

Building patience through flexibility, resiliency and carefulness at an early age can give your children a significant advantage in life. Here's how to start.

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All the STEM Treasures Lurking in Your Recycling Bin

by ParentCo.

Kids don’t look at toilet paper rolls, old markers, or cardboard and see trash. Pair that creativity with some extra supplies and they're a STEM gold mine.

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5 Reasons to Let Toddlers Watch TV

by Julie Garwood

Backed by lived experience, grace from fellow wise parents, and research, here are five reasons to allow young children to indulge in some screen time.

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Your Kid's Beach Questions Answered

by Cheryl Maguire

Next time you're at the beach, don't let the kids stump you with these questions. Here's a primer on seagulls, sea glass, and other answers for curious kids.

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How Does Screen Time Impact Toddler Attention and Development?

by ParentCo.

Most infants and toddlers are engaging with screens every day. Here's more about what that means for development and attention, and how to use screens best.

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How to Teach Toddlers about Diversity and Uniqueness

by Joy Turner

Highlighting individuality, creativity, talent and humor can make a deeply positive impact on your child. Remember that we are meant to be unique!

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5 Ways to Raise a Brilliantly Curious Kid

by ParentCo.

As tempting as it may be to discourage relentless inquiries, everyone will benefit when we encourage curiosity.

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4 Ways to Help Preschoolers Learn to Get Along

by Joy Turner

These four traits create a strong foundation for teaching little ones how to get along: acceptance, forgiveness, loyalty, and teamwork. (Also, it's a process!)

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Our Family Is Interfaith and Better for It

by ParentCo.

Each new experience and tradition we shared with one another went off without a hitch. In fact, we soon learned our differences as a Jewish man and a Irish Catholic woman actually helped to bring us closer.

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How Wordless Books Can Help Your Kid Learn to Read

by ParentCo.

Wordless books can be enjoyed by readers of all ages and can help develop a taste for reading for pleasure and delight in illustration.

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Countdown to Christmas With 24 Books

by ParentCo.

24 Days of Christmas Books is a great way to spend time together during the busy holiday season. Here are some of our favorites to get you started.

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