Successful Kids’ Nutrition Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier

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  Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? We know how hard you try to ensure that your children eat well and how challenging that can be. During the month of March, we will be addressing healthy eating habits with your children through stories and activities. By making them more aware of how important it is to eat … Read More

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

BarbParenting, Toddler Behavior

  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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Don’t Make Your Child’s Move from Crib to Bed a Nightmare

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As a parent of a toddler, you ‘re probably wondering when is the right time for your child’s move from crib to bed? After all, you want this to be a permanent transition so you can remove the crib from the room as soon as possible. Believe it or not, the average time for a child’s move from crib to … Read More

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20 No-nonsense Signs Your Young Child May Be Speech-Delayed

BarbBaby Behavior, Child Development, Preschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

  Sandy never thought much about her three-year- old son’s inability to say much until her mother and mother-in-law started incessantly nagging her about it. “Are you sure there is nothing wrong with Sam?  He should be speaking a lot more words and phrases than he does,“ opined Sandy’s mother. “I can’t believe that Sam is only using hand signals … Read More

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5 Ways to Foster Healthy Media Usage in Your Preschooler 

BarbChild Development, Children's Health, Preschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

Is your preschooler getting his very own IPAD or computer this year for the holidays?  Exposing your young child to technology can enhance his education unless it takes over his life.  Per a study done by the Kaiser Family Foundation, only three out of ten kids ages 8-18 said their parents set boundaries on their use of technology. Don’t let … 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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16 Common Household Items That Will Fascinate Your Young Child

BarbBaby Behavior, Toddler Behavior

  Is your baby or toddler tired of his toys?  Are you looking for ways to keep him interested in playtime? Older babies and toddlers want to learn more about cause and effect. They are interested in the sounds that objects make and how they fit together. Here are 16 household items that will fascinate your young child.   Household … Read More

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Easy Grocery Store Learning Activities for Your Preschooler

BarbChild Development, Parenting

  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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7 Reasons to Ditch the Guilt of Being a Working Mom

BarbBaby Behavior, Child Development, Parenting, Preschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

    Are you constantly beating yourself up about being a working mom? Do you feel like you should be home with your young children because they may be missing out not having you around?  Take a look at these reasons why it’s time to ditch the guilt of being a working mom. Why You Need to Ditch the Guilt … Read More

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6 Useful Benefits Your Preschooler Realizes by Playing Alone

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  Do you sometimes wish your child would not depend upon you so much to be his playmate?  Are there actually benefits your preschooler realizes by playing alone? How can you encourage your little one to play more inedependently? Benefits Your Preschooler Realizes by Playing Alone He learns how to manage his time. Managing time is a skill he will … Read More

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