Parenting

Tips and Information from Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care to help you be the best parent you can be for your children.

Why Is Trying to Teach Kids At Home So Hard?
07/08/2020

If it seems like your kids aren’t responding to your quarantine-mandated teaching style... Heck, if it seems like your kids aren’t responding to you in general these days, do not despair. You are not alone and you are not doing anything wrong. Google “why won’t my child listen to me”…

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We Are Responsible
06/03/2020

Special guest post by Maria Dontas, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility [caption id="attachment_12352" align="alignnone" width="5380"] There's me on the right! [/caption] The Importance of Being Responsible Being responsible means being dependable, keeping promises, and honoring your commitments. When one is responsible, one shows independence and diligence when carrying out tasks…

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Easing the Stress of Quarantine
05/19/2020

Being stuck at home with nowhere to go can be boring (at best) and isolating (at worst). If you’re quarantining with young kids, you may find yourself shouldering their burden of boredom and isolation, as well. Fortunately, we live in a time when we have easy access to many resources…

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What Does Your Child Think You Do For Work?
05/18/2020

Recently, I noticed on my calendar that April 23 was “Take Your Child to Work Day.” I laughed sarcastically since I was then in the sixth week of working from home during the COVID-19 quarantine. Since the third week in March, EVERY DAY has been “Take Your Child to Work…

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Fun Parent Ideas
Why You Should Add Free Play to Your Schedule
05/14/2020

Not long ago, we wrote about the importance of adding free play into your kids’ schedules. We hope we inspired you to take some of the pressures off yourself to be your children’s full-time teacher and caregiver while also trying to work from home (or out of the home) and…

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