Fine Dining Practices Your Preschooler Should Know

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Little Albert’s parents sat patiently at the dining table in the restaurant hoping their meals would soon arrive. They felt like they were waiting for a volcano to erupt because they didn’t know how much longer their three-year-old would sit still. Finally, after a wait of ten minutes, their waiter arrived with their order. By this time, Albert was hungry … Read More

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10 Wise Ways to Make the “Terrible Two’s” Tolerable

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  Two-year-old Tommy squirmed anxiously in his seat in the grocery cart.  “I want up!” he cried to his mother. Tommy’s mom looked inside her purse and found a box of raisins to give little Tommy in hopes that he would settle down.  She had just started her weekly grocery shopping and didn’t want to have to return home. Tommy … Read More

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How to Influence a Healthy Bond Between Grandparents and Grandkids 

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  Have you had another unpleasant experience with your children’s grandparents?  Are they spoiling your kids too much by giving them everything they want? Are your kids behavior problems when they arrive home after a visit with their grandparents?  Let’s examine some ways you can influence a healthy bond between grandparents and grandkids. Why Grandkids Need Their Grandparents Grandparents serve … Read More

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6 Child-Anxiety-Provoking Taboos You Should Break

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    Are you unknowingly exacerbating your child’s anxiety? Sometimes it’s hard to mask a worry and your child will pick up on it. However, there are  ways to prevent your fears from affecting your child. Focus on eliminating  these 6 child-anxiety-provoking taboos. Say Goodbye to These 6 Child-Anxiety-Provoking Taboos   1. Getting Upset About a Problem Don’t fall apart … Read More

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 Improve Your Family’s Lifestyle with These New Year’s Resolutions

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    As 2016 ends, are you busy thinking about making some 2017 resolutions to improve your family’s lifestyle?  Do you want less chaos and disagreements in your home? Want a better work/life balance so you can spend more quality time with your family? As the parent of preschoolers, here are a few you might consider: Resolve to Improve Your … Read More

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10 Best Holiday Stress-Busters for Busy Parents

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    Is the stress of the holidays starting to take its toll on you right about now?  Writing and mailing cards, shopping for gifts, baking cookies, decorating the tree, party planning, and allotting time for holiday traditions can be quite daunting when you are pressed for time. Here are some holiday stress-busters for busy parents that will give you … Read More

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Why Giving Your Preschooler a Holiday Puppy Can Be a “Doggone” Mistake

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Little, four-year-old Ralphie had been begging for a puppy since he visited the local puppy store a few months ago. Every time he was out with his parents and saw a dog, he had to go over and pet it.  Ralphie’s parents could see he really wanted one and decided to surprise him last Christmas with a special gift from … Read More

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Easy Grocery Store Learning Activities for Your Preschooler

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  Did you know that your weekly trip to the grocery store can help strengthen basic skills your young child is learning at Chappell Schools? There are opportunities to reinforce number, letter, and word recognition; color identification; comparisons; shape recognition; as well as counting. Your child can also learn new words which you can mention each time you return to … Read More

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The Secrets to Handling Your Spirited Child

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  Little Jasmine pushed Sammy down in the sand box and poured sand over his face. “You’ll never hit me again, Dummy!” she hollered loudly as she ran toward her mother. Sammy’s mother ran over to her sobbing son and tried to comfort him. She decided she would tell Jasmine’s mom about the incident. “I’m sorry about what happened,” apologized … Read More

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Why You Didn’t Easily Succeed at Fighting Holiday Stress Last Year

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    Was last year’s holiday season unbelievably stressful for you? Were there some things you should have done differently? It’s not too early to start thinking about what you could have done differently to succeed at fighting holiday stress this year. Could some of these reasons been your downfall? Reasons You Didn’t Succeed at Fighting Holiday Stress You didn’t … Read More

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