4 Outside-the-Box Holiday Traditions

4 Outside-the-Box Holiday Traditions

Holiday traditions can happen anywhere. There are no rules, and sometimes, they just happen without any pre-planning at all. But if planning things out is more your style, here are a few holiday traditions you might be familiar with, or you can steal them for yourself (your secret is safe with us!)… Matinee at the […]

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Gentle Monthly Reminders for Parents: October

Gentle Monthly Reminders for Parents: October

We know life gets busy. Between work, play, kids, dinner, family and your forever buzzing-smart phone, it can be a challenge to remember some of the other stuff. Stuff like what vegetables are in season, when’s your last chance to snag a Halloween costume and what activity would be good to take the kids to […]

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When Your Child Starts Making Friends

When Your Child Starts Making Friends

There is almost nothing more precious than seeing your toddler make best buddies with his pals at school for the first time. Before the 21st century, sociologists actually claimed that toddlers in the 1 to 3 set were incapable of making social connections to develop actual friendships. But, research shows that social time for young […]

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When it’s Time to Meet Curious George in Person

When it’s Time to Meet Curious George in Person

Masks are extremely common in our everyday lives from carnivals and theme parks to cruise lines, sports games and even Storytime LIVE! at your local participating Kiddie Academy! Regardless of the prevalence of masks in society, some children can be really anxious or scared about meeting their first costumed character – the ultimate mask. Some […]

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When You Offer Your First Bribe

When You Offer Your First Bribe

It usually happens when you least expect it. You’ve been saying for years you would never be that parent. But somewhere in between desperation and urgency with the foresight of a pending disaster, it slips out: your first bribe. “If you do what I ask, I’ll give you/take you/buy you…” When the only bargaining chip […]

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When You Forget the Baby Wipes

When You Forget the Baby Wipes

Parenting tends to come with its own unique set of rites of passage. Some would argue to say that you aren’t truly a parent until you’ve been under the pressure of running out of baby wipes during a massive diaper blowout in a public bathroom, with limited resources and even less hope for just making […]

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When Your Kid Says a Curse Word

When Your Kid Says a Curse Word

Are you one of those people who thinks it’s cute when kids slip up and say a bad word? If so, you’re not alone: one video montage of kids saying bad words on YouTube garnered 1.5 million views in 2012. Another titled “funny cursing kids” raked in more than 2 million views on YouTube, and […]

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When Your Kid Rolls Off

When Your Kid Rolls Off

There are about one million results that appear in searching “when your baby rolls off the bed” on Google, ranging from health articles about how serious a little bump on the head can be, to what danger signs to look for post-fall and how to forgive yourself from the aching guilt afterwards. In one BabyCenter.com […]

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When Your Child Bites

When Your Child Bites

“There is always that awkward feeling running into the parent of a child who you know your child recently bit,” said Erin, mom of three – ages 6, 4, and 18 months. “Do I say hello? Are we not friends anymore because my child bit your child? Should I apologize? ‘hey, sorry my kid took […]

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When Your BFF’s Kids Are Rude

When Your BFF’s Kids Are Rude

Most parents have found themselves in an embarrassing moment with misbehaving children at one point or another, but what do you do when your kids are behaving and it’s your best friend’s youngster raising Cain? It’s easy to dole out discipline to your own kids when they’re behaving badly, but the situation becomes stickier when […]

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