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Toddler

Potty Training Success

Don’t worry. Your child will not wear a diaper to college! I tell all the parents at our preschools that patience is the key to success – at potty training, introducing new foods or sleep routines. You have all heard the saying “you can lead a horse to water – but you can’t make him…

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Sniffles and Boogies…

‘Tis the season!  This time of the year, especially with the weather changes here in the Northeast, we see more runny noses than not.  While we wipe and wipe and blow and wipe some more, we cannot seem to keep ahead of it.  If you have a child (of any age) you are likely seeing…

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Spring and New Beginnings!

There are two times a year that people typically “start fresh”…  New Year’s and SPRING!  New Years is a good time to set resolutions, if you are anything like me, you abandoned these good intentions a few months ago.   Spring it a time for new beginnings and “Spring cleaning”. But why do we wait…

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We ALL have Bad Days….

Have you ever felt so tired at the end of the day that you almost can’t fall asleep?  The tired I am thinking about is not the ‘wow, I got so much accomplished today’ kind of tired.  The tired I am talking about is the ‘I forgot to send in lunch for my son, the…

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Winter Can Be Long

  Winters in New England… need I say more?  I am sure that other parts of the country have worse winters.  Ours here are probably not that bad, unless you have something to do and the roads are messy or you have a child stuck indoors. I can’t do much about the roads.  I can,…

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Summer Time is COMING! Yay

If you are anything like me, you wait all year until summer!  You forget that summer brings with it a lot more that beautiful sunshine.  Summer time is filled with moving up ceremonies, graduation, communions, confirmations, family barbeques, packing and unpacking for beach trips, trips to the park, etc.  We look forward to reading a…

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Literacy Opportunities at Stepping Stones

I just wanted to let you all know of a wonderful program offered at the Steeping Stones Museum in Norwalk, CT. Meet characters from your favorite stories. The fun doesn’t end at 5:00 pm. Storybook Pajama Parties promote literacy and positive family interaction in a fun environment that celebrates learning. Come in your PJs and…

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Seeing Eye-to-Eye with Early Learners

When I was in High School I took a Child Development Class.  I learned one of the most useful, most memorable lessons in this class.  The teacher had half of the class make a craft while standing at tables.  The other half of us had to get down on our knees and maneuver the classroom.  It…

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Maybe a Hug Can Help

My children are now teenagers and I am happy that many years ago I learned an important lesson from them.  We were late for a party or something.  The day is clear in my mind. “Find your shoes”, “Where is your sister?”, “Where are your shoes?”, “We don’t have time for that right now”, “We…

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Birthday Parties and More

Recently I watched a TV report about children’s birthday parties.  I was floored at the extravagant, elaborate parties the report featured. Don’t get me wrong, I love parties and LOVE creating an experience. My problem with the “over the top” parties is not only the cost involved, but the fact that the parties are often…

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