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The 8 Best Ways to Tame Those Tantrums

Every parent has been there. You’re in the middle of a grocery store and suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, your toddler starts to have a meltdown. The causes of a toddler’s emotions going from zero to one-hundred can depend on […]

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It’s Time: Why Preschoolers Need Independence and How to Encourage It

“I can do it myself!” Every parent of a preschooler has heard those words. Preschoolers can vary from minute to minute on their need for independence. They may want to cook their own breakfast one morning, but can’t be bothered […]

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Building Better Pathways: How to Encourage Thinking and Learning Skills in Your Child

The neurons (or brain cells) in your child’s brain resemble a tiny tree. Each time they take in a new bit of information about their world a new branch on the tree is created. These branches connect to each other […]

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Feeling It Out: Preschool Social-Emotional Milestones

The significance of social and emotional development is seen in every area of a child’s life. A child will have a strong foundation for later development if he or she can manage personal feelings, understand others’ feelings and needs, and […]

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Raising a Little Einstein: Encouraging Problem Solving Skills in Your Child

Problems happen. They are an unavoidable part of life. For the most part children are natural problem solvers. It can be seen in their daily interactions and investigations through play. Problem solving encompasses all areas of their learning and development. […]

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Think Big! Gross Motor Skills Development By Age Range

As a general guideline, gross motor skills develop in stages and in a certain order. Each stage of development is preceded by the successful achievement of a prior stage. Surprisingly, the development of these skills begins before your child is […]

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Tender Year’s Top Educational and Developmental Gifts for Every Stage

The gift giving season is upon us. We know that many grandparents and parents are looking for unique gift ideas. Gifts that are not only fun for little ones but that have the added bonus of being educational. Well, we’ve […]

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The Absolute Best Holiday Parenting Hacks You’ve Never Seen Before

Yes, we will admit it. We are hackers. We cannot get enough of parenting hacks. It has taken the internet and us by storm. Well our addiction can now be used to your benefit. We have searched and scoured and […]

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The Top Five Benefits of Reading to Your Child (According to Science)

A bedtime story is far more than a source of entertainment or a simple ritual to unwind from the day. More and more we are seeing research that suggests reading to your child (at any age) is an important aspect […]

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Tender Year’s Top Ways to Raise Thankful Kids

We teach our children the importance of saying please and thank you, but raising a truly grateful child can go far beyond that. Gratitude in people of all ages has shown to be an emotional booster and research suggests that […]

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