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Early Childhood Education

15 Fun Valentines Day Family Traditions from Aha! Parenting

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, because it celebrates the purpose of life. No, not chocolate, LOVE! Parents often ask me how they can find time to deepen their connection with their children, given how busy they are. Because Valentines Day is all about love, it gives y
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Activities for Kids

  Glowing Snow Supplies Needed: Snow Glow Sticks Instructions: Put the glow sticks outside ahead of time and have the toddler hunt for them If you have lots of snow, you can bury some more deeply than others Make a pattern in the snow with several glow sticks, or do glow stick ar
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14 Ways to Keep Your Child from Developing an Eating Disorder

  In this culture, unfortunately, many of us eat diets that aren’t very healthy, and we don’t get enough exercise. That’s true for our kids, too. In fact, experts suggest that this is the first generation that’s less healthy than their parents. Unfortunate
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Insight Out: Film Review of Inside Out

        by Sara Easterly Disney/Pixar’s animated movie, Inside Out, released on DVD and Blu-Ray throughout North America this week. I took my daughters to see the movie while it was still playing in theaters, and am happy to share some of my insights — and delights
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Holding On to Our Kids in a Digital World

by Deborah MacNamara Digital devices provide kids with the capacity to connect with each other like never before. No longer confined by geography , classroom walls or home, they have unprecedented access to a constant stream of friends, information and entertainment. While our kids em
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You CAN Stop Yelling. Here’s your 10 step plan.

You CAN Stop Yelling. Here’s your 10 step plan. By Aha! Parenting “I’m trying stop yelling, but I can’t. And I can’t imagine getting my kids to listen if I don’t yell at them. …Can you move in with me for a week?!” – Cheralynn Like Chera
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THE #1 HOLIDAY SURVIVAL SKILL FOR PARENTS

  Manage Your Own Well-Being “My memories of Christmas as a child are of stress. My mother wanted everything to be perfect and got so worked up trying to do it all that it made the rest of the family crazy. I remember my dad comforting me when I was about 8 years old, I was cryi
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15 Adorable Facts About How Babies Learn from Mental Floss

  For the first few years of a baby’s life, everything in the world is new. Learning is a 24/7 process. They have to figure out how to move their bodies, how to manipulate objects, how to understand and use language, and more. It’s an understandably exhausting process. Here are 1
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How to Raise a Responsible Child

  We all want to raise responsible children. And we all want to live in a world where others have been raised to be responsible, a world where adults don’t shrug off their responsibilities as citizens. As my son said, surveying the littered park when he was three, “Don̵
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Dinner: 30 Minutes to a More Connected Family

“Surrounded by the people who matter, gazing into the faces we love, we count our blessings and share our burdens, reliving the daily dramas of missed buses and skinned knees. We raise jelly glasses and champagne flutes, toasting accomplishments in classrooms and boardrooms. And
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