Parenting Skills

Title: Time to Fall Back! How to Change Your Kids’ Sleep Schedules with Ease

This Sunday, November 2, (2AM to be precise) marks the end of daylight saving time, when darker evenings and lighter mornings define the rhythm of our daily family lives. We adults can manage the time change relatively easily—but younger children often need more time to adjust, especially when it comes to their sleep schedules. (Not

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Parents + Teachers + Good Conversations = Formula for Success!

What’s one of the best (and easiest) ways to ensure your child is achieving his or her fullest potential? Talk to his or her teachers. Research shows that when families are engaged with teachers and schools, their children are better prepared to enter kindergarten—and children’s social skills and school achievement improve, too. That’s why, each

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Talking With Children About Divorce

By Linda Hassan Anderson  Divorce can be a sad, stressful, and confusing life event for the entire family. From heightened emotions to big questions from the children, each family member is affected by the changes that occur when parents decide to end a marriage. There is no easy way to talk with your children about

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Introducing Your Baby to Solid Foods

By Carly Dunn, KinderCare Registered Dietitian Introducing your baby to solid foods is an exciting milestone. How and when infants start eating solid foods will be different for each child, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting at around six months. This depends on the baby’s readiness, and it is important to learn and

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Tips for Adjusting to Life as a Parent

Becoming a mom or dad is one of the most fulfilling, yet challenging experiences in life. Many parents struggle with getting used to the changes in their lives and finding a healthy balance between family, work and their own independent selves. We have lots of experienced parents here at KinderCare headquarters, and we wanted to

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