Kids

learningthroughplay
Learning Through Play at Kiddie Academy
03/17/2017

The early years are the most critically important in shaping learning and development for young children. This April, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an early childhood education association and accreditor, will focus attention on the importance of quality education for young children with their annual…

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A family playing at the skating rink in winter.
Teaching Your Child Perseverance
02/20/2017

A week ago at my son’s hockey practice (he’s five), I witnessed an older boy (around 10) come off the ice and meet his dad who promptly directed him to sit on the bleachers so they could take his equipment off and go home (pretty standard practice). After the long…

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friendships
When Your Child Starts Making Friends
10/05/2016

There is almost nothing more precious than seeing your toddler make best buddies with his pals at school for the first time. Before the 21st century, sociologists actually claimed that toddlers in the 1 to 3 set were incapable of making social connections to develop actual friendships. But, research shows…

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When Your Child Bites
09/02/2016

“There is always that awkward feeling running into the parent of a child who you know your child recently bit,” said Erin, mom of three - ages 6, 4, and 18 months. “Do I say hello? Are we not friends anymore because my child bit your child? Should I apologize?…

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When Your BFF's Kids Are Rude
09/01/2016

Most parents have found themselves in an embarrassing moment with misbehaving children at one point or another, but what do you do when your kids are behaving and it’s your best friend’s youngster raising Cain? It’s easy to dole out discipline to your own kids when they’re behaving badly, but…

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