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The Right Way to Admit to a Kid That You Don't Actually Know Everything

Last updated: 05/08/2019

For a brief, magical period in a child’s life, they believe their parents are omnipotent. They can be told practically anything and will accept complete bullshit with a solemn...

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Kindness and Encouragement: How Parents Can Support Teachers and Principals

Last updated: 05/07/2019

There are some things happening in the Australian education system and as a parent (and former teacher) it concerns me. Just before Christmas, I bumped into an old teacher...

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Top Tips to Get your Toddlers to Tidy Up!

Last updated: 05/07/2019

Save this for later or share with friends! Have you ever tripped over a toy that your toddler put on the floor? It’s NO FUN! Your toddlers can put their toys away, you just...

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Screen Free Week Supports School Success and Whole Body Play

Last updated: 05/06/2019

Screen Free Week Supports School Success and Whole Body Play Screen Free Week: Supporting School Success and Whole Body Play By Jean Rogers & Rinny Yourman Comment Mail Facebook...

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SAPS 117 - What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health - Sue Atkins The Parenting Coach

Last updated: 05/04/2019

Thanks for reaching out to me as this is a very important topic – disciplining children without harming their self-esteem or confidence.  Here are some of my resources that I...

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Why Diversity In Board Games Matters | Kids Love Board Games

Last updated: 05/03/2019

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase using my link. Pin this, or use the image...

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The Fallacy of Early Academics: Why Play-Based Preschool Matters • The Thoughtful Parent

Last updated: 05/01/2019

{There are many misconceptions when it comes to play-based preschool. While pressures remain to enroll kids in early academic settings, kids lose something very valuable when we...

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The Genius of Play | Putting Play Back into our Preschools and Kindergartens: What Parents Can Do

Last updated: 05/01/2019

Putting Play Back into our Preschools and Kindergartens: What Parents Can Do by Thomas Rendon View Bio Thomas Rendon Tom is the Coordinator of the Iowa Head Start State...

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Early Years – communicating with parents is the key to success - ParentMail

Last updated: 04/29/2019

Early Years – communicating with parents is the key to success Posted by Sue Atkins | 1 day ago Excellent communication with parents in Early Years is key to the success of any...

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How I Got My Toddler Back on Books After She Got a Taste of Screen Time

Last updated: 04/27/2019

When I opened the gates to screen time for my 2-year-old daughter, I was planning to limit it to airplanes and sick days. But with TV and tablets came a whole new colorful world...

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