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Boy or girl? Get all the inspiration you need for an unforgettable gender reveal party.

What are the benefits of art projects for kids? How do parents nurture creativity and brain development through art? Get parenting tips and resources here!

For World Poetry Day, see these quotes from famous poets about motherhood, family and children.

Most couples survive the first 18 months of their children's lives by tag-teaming through the intense physical labor and sleep disruptions of childcare, and putting their needs as a married couple on hold. Then, the child's language skills and mobility arrive, and the parents are taken by surprise. A healthy toddler is full of emotion and curiosity, especially about him- or herself. The toddler's appetite for…

By The Goddard School • May 12th, 2018
Whether you’re munching on organic grain bowls or ketchup-drenched, defrosted, dinosaur-shaped nuggets, sharing a screen-free family dinner nourishes kids in life-changing ways . And wash away your guilt, working parents: If you can’t get home for mac and cheese at 5:30 p.m., don’t sweat it. Aiming to eat together at least three times a week—including breakfast and weekend…

By The Goddard School • August 15th, 2013
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Infants and toddlers are like wobbly ninjas, focused maniacally on tasting and mouthing items from coins to blocks to the odd flotsam and jetsam that lives on living room floors. Parents know to beware, to police an area well…as you never know what they’ll pop in their mouth next. Infant and toddler oral fixation is…

Simple, play-based activities you can do with your infant to help him or her develop motor and learning skills

By The Goddard School • November 19th, 2014
Are you stuck inside because of the freezing temperatures or the rain? Take a step back from the TV, tablet or video game, and shake up your normal routine. When the weather prevents your children from playing outside, provide them with challenging activities and active games
Have a Board Game Competition.
Hold a board game competition in your living or family room. Spend the day playing different games. You can even compete for prizes.
Create…

Not sure what to pack your little one each day? Here are five easy lunches to help you out!

Children should begin to learn to respect limits from a young age. Most boundaries for children are set for health and safety reasons and are a very important and necessary developmental tool. Children are corrected every day, which can lead them to simply "tune out" any perceived negativity or become uncooperative. Regardless of their age, most people respond better to positively communicated direction. This is especially…

By The Goddard School • November 8th, 2013
You may have heard the term ‘world schooling’ recently. World schooling uses travel to teach children about the planet and world cultures. As the use of technology increases, the world has become more interconnected, and one country’s problems can affect our personal lives
An early educational experience should include a global perspective. At The Goddard School, we provide…

In our increasingly technological world, devices are here to stay. Set boundaries and limits now so devices become teaching tools instead of detracting from

By The Goddard School • May 25th, 2018
It can help them build up their own self-esteem and self-worth
Mentors and role models , we all know, serve great value in our lives. They teach, inspire, excite and support us.
Sometimes, however, our culture’s obsession with celebrity and wealth can create an environment where children are choosing their heroes or role models based on status or power.
That’s why I wrote a book to help children identify positive role models who will empower…

By The Goddard School • May 2nd, 2018
We asked you what product or strategy helps streamline your mornings and get you out the door on time. These ideas are serious game changers
I wait until I’m at work to have my coffee. It motivates me to get ready and keeps me from lingering.
— Libby Cutler, Richmond, Virginia
I keep the kids’ socks, shoes, and hair stuff next to the garage door so we don’t have to run around for the last…

If you have a picky eater on your hands, one great way to entice little ones to try new foods is to make eating them fun! * Try turning everyday foods into

By Dr. Kyle Pruett • March 30th, 2010
Excerpt from Me, Myself and I
At first, it probably appears to the child that it is the toilet that’s being trained (hence the misnomer “toilet training”). After all, she is typically reasonably satisfied to fill her diaper and continue on about her business. It is parents who are so enthusiastic for her to move on to the pot in support of public health
The transition need not be Armageddon if parents remember that a…

Fatherhood is a profound, wonderful journey full of moments that you will cherish for a lifetime. Here are five tips for dads who are new to the experience.

By The Goddard School • May 10th, 2018
It’s easy to conclude that people generally suck. Don’t they, though? There’s the driver who cut you off, the lady who appears out of nowhere to swipe the last Costco sample off the tray when you’ve been waiting patiently in line, the “friend” who’s forgotten your birthday three years in a row. I get why we’d assume others just aren’t trying
But this, of course, is a damaging outlook to take. It closes us off…

By Sue Adair • October 1st, 2009
There comes a day when your child will ask to sleep over at a friend’s house for the very first time. Whether because of homesickness or fear of bedwetting, sleepovers can turn into a nerve-wracking experience for children. As parents, how can you prepare for your child’s first sleepover? What should you expect
Here are some helpful tips to guide parents and children through the first sleepover.
Start somewhere comfortable. Spending the night in a strange…

By newscred • April 23rd, 2018
It’s never too early to learn about financial responsibility
Working moms already do a great job in leading by example and teaching their kids about the value of hard work, but one mom took things a bit further by actually giving her daughter imaginary bills and checks to teach her some key financial lessons.
Lynn Brooks, a working mom of two from Birmingham, AL, posted her parenting hack on Facebook where it has since been shared more…

hildproofing your home can be an overwhelming task. The most effective way to start is to evaluate your home, room by room, from your child’s perspective. If

Whether your area gets blanketed with snow each winter or you see nary a flake, here’s an activity to help your family celebrate the magic of snow together.

Give snack time some healthy zest with these apple ring cookies!

Read our complete guide on Halloween in Philadelphia for info on haunted houses, ghost tours at historic attractions and frights for the whole family...

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Some teachers are incorporating social-emotional learning into their everyday lessons to prepare students for civic engagement and promote social justice.

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Machines are unlikely to ever completely replace teachers, but one researcher writes that technology is poised to automate basic teaching tasks to transform the profession.