Positive Parenting

Making Friends: How to Raise Kind and Caring Kids

Parents have  a big role to play in helping children become loving adults. Photo (c) Brian Powell/Stocksy United

We all want our children to have good friends—and to be a good friend to others. But friendship doesn’t have the same meaning to a toddler as it does to an adult. “In the early years, it’s less about the friendships themselves and more about parents fostering and modeling the social skills children will need

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Lessons from a Potty-Training Legend

Your encouragement is his motivation. Photo © Rob and Julia Campbell/Stocksy United

Hattie Mae Covington is a veritable toilet learning legend—no wonder when you consider she’s been teaching 2-year-olds for 39 years at a KinderCare in Charlotte, North Carolina. Every day she helps toddlers work toward and achieve this major milestone. Want a little at-home assistance? Here Hattie Mae shares her seven real-world strategies for effective (and

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Sleep Well! The Art of Napping at Childcare

Photo © Alison Winterroth/Stocksy United

Even if your child is typically a super snoozer at-home, napping at school is often a concern for parents, especially during times of transition—like starting in a new classroom. Our teachers understand the worry; but rest assured, they help thousands of children every day get the good, restful naps they need. “Our teachers meet every

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The Drop-Off: A Guide to Great Good-Byes

Here's how to keep things positive during the morning drop-off. Stock photo © MachineHeadz

Some children bound into a new classroom without a backward glance. But many others are, understandably, a little more nervous about starting a new school with new friends and new teachers. It’s not only children who have a hard time parting ways for the day: The morning drop off can be hard on adults, too.

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