Choking

The frightening sound of a child choking makes most parents ready to spring into action, but if it happened to your child would you know you know what to do? Most of the time a piece of food or a small object only partially blocks the trachea, is...

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Parenting through COVID-19

  The parenting of yesterday is not today’s parenting.  With the spread of the Coronavirus, moms and dads are spending more time with their children, in new roles. Parenting is not easy, even in ideal conditions, and the conditions...

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Self-Control for Preschoolers

Self-control has been defined in many ways--as willpower, self-discipline, or conscientiousness. But however you define it, self-control is about being able to regulate yourself. Can your child resist distractions?  Inhibit impulses?...

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Thank You Childcare Providers!

This 2020-21 school year is certainly something that is different for everyone, especially childcare programs. Parents had to make the tough choices this year. Some families started school face to face, some opted for virtual public schooling, some...

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Language and Literacy

LET’S HAVE A CONVERSATION Language development is one of the most fascinating facets of human growth. Surely, you’ve noticed that anytime someone gets near a baby it’s hard to resist smiling, moving closer, and speaking to the baby...

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SCREEN TIME

Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics Most of a baby's brain development happens in the first 2 years of life. That's why it's so important for babies and toddlers to explore their environment and experience many...

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Breastfeeding

When deciding to breastfeed, please take into consideration the following information. When you breastfeed, you are giving your infant a healthy start that will last a lifetime. As we are pro-breastfeeding and will talk about the benefits of...

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Teaching Children Empathy

In today’s society, one thing I see that children (and adults) are lacking is the quality of empathy.  It brought me to ask myself these questions….what makes one child more empathetic than another? If a child falls down and hurts...

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How to Stop Helicopter Parenting

“Helicopter parent” is a term given to parents who tend to hover over their children, ready to swoop in and solve all their problems for them.  Studies suggest this coddling is as unhealthy for children as it is exhausting for the parents. Yet...

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What Is Important When Searching for Quality Child Care?

Finding the right childcare center can be a daunting task.  While childcare centers attempt to accomplish similar things, it’s important to remember that NOT all childcare centers are alike nor are all programs licensed by the State of Georgia....

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