Parenting Tips

Character EssentialsSM for October: We Have Feelings
10/02/2019

Welcome to Emojiville, where the emotional state of the residents is instantly recognizable. 😊 - Happy  :(  - Sad   😐 - Indifferent 😠- Angry If only it was this easy in the real world. Learning to Manage Emotions Learning to recognize, express and manage feelings takes work and it should…

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Dad dropping off son
Kiddie Academy Tips for Morning Routines that Work
09/11/2019

Getting your entire family up, dressed, fed and out the door before the sun comes up is easier said than done. Forming and sticking to a morning routine will not only help your loved ones establish a sense of normalcy and save you a lot of headaches, but can also…

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What Parents Think About Back-to-School Anxiety
08/28/2019

The first day of school can be a source of anxiety for children and parents alike. In July, we surveyed a thousand parents about back-to-school anxiety. The results reinforced how common it is to feel nervous about heading back to school. Three quarters (75%) of the parents interviewed acknowledged that…

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Teaching Your Child about Loyalty
08/07/2019

Loyalty is the Kiddie Academy Character Education trait for the month of August. As with all our featured traits, loyalty is an important lesson to learn. But sometimes circumstances can make it a complicated quality to teach. “Loyalty is the feeling of devotion or faithfulness we have toward our family…

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Angela Sigmon, Infant Teacher at Kiddie Academy of Abingdon
Managing Nap Transitions
06/21/2019

A newborn’s talent for sleeping can make even Rip Van Winkle jealous. It’s not uncommon for them to spend up to 17 hours a day snoozing. Of course, those 17 hours are broken up into a series of naps scattered throughout the day in a routine that’s not, well, routine.…

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