Starting School

First Hair Cut? 14 Tips for Tear-Free Trims

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It’s no surprise that some young children can, well, freak out before or during their first few haircuts. There they are, in a strange place, sitting in a chair with a large plastic blanket around their neck and a scissor-wielding stranger clipping around their ears. Yikes! Making the I’ve-never-done-this-before situation worse for all children, stranger anxiety often rears its

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Sleep Well! The Art of Napping at Childcare

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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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Oh, the Drop-Off: A Guide to Happier Good-Byes

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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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