Parenting Tips

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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The Dads of Drop Off
06/14/2019

When it comes to the morning drop offs at Kiddie Academy, dads have their own unique styles. As a special tribute for Father’s Day, here’s a look at the “Dads of Drop Off.”  

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Make Dad Feel Like a Rock Star This Father’s Day
06/12/2019

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday each June, this year on the 16th. If you’re still looking for an idea for something your child can give dad this year, we’ve got a fun and easy activity. Best of all, it will help your child make dad feel like…

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Teaching Your Child to be Honest
06/05/2019

Liar, liar pants on fire. Almost everybody has heard this little ditty before. The thought of one’s trousers bursting into flames upon telling a fib would seem more than enough to promote honesty. But alas, this simple yet graphic poem appears not to have the effect you might expect. So,…

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Why We Teach Baby Sign Language
05/29/2019

We all know how frustrating it can be when we can’t effectively communicate our wants and needs with one another. If you’re the parent of an infant, you’ve experienced what can result from those frustrations. That’s why we start using American Sign Language (ASL) for babies with our infants and…

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