Travel in Forest Hill, MD

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…

Between 18-36 months, so much happens developmentally that it's easy to lose sight of the objective. The long-term goal here is cultivating self-control in the child, not parental control of the child. Through your words and your own behavior during this period, you are teaching the basics of judgment and control that will work not only when you are present, but hopefully when you are not, as in those teen years.

If youre looking for some easy and healthy dinner recipes that the whole family will enjoy, then serve up one of our nutritious soups from our Grow Fit™ menu! These recipes are perfect for kids and adults, alike! They are nutrient-rich, flavor-packed, and will give you a chance to taste some of the fresh and
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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…

By The Goddard School • November 29th, 2018
It’s easy to get lazy on weeknights, especially when the mere thought of cooking an entire dinner is exhausting. That’s where these five one-pan meals come in. Just assemble all of the ingredients on a single baking sheet and pop it in the oven. Because a no fuss, no mess dinner is exactly what you need right now
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell
Sausage with Broccoli Rabe and White Beans
An instant dinner with almost…

These more than 25 Thanksgiving activities for toddlers will keep little hands busy and out of trouble during the holiday season.

Despite that importance of limits, parents sometimes have trouble setting and maintaining them. Part of the problem stems, no doubt, from the changes in today's family structures and lifestyles. Here are some common issues:

STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) has become a vital part of early childhood education.

A public temper tantrum—it’s every parent’s worst nightmare. They can be frustrating, embarrassing, unexpected… and are completely normal. In order to manage a tantrum, it is important to try to understand the cause. This can be difficult because they

Ideas and resources for having a royal tea party with kids - even babies; food preparations, items used for the tea party, grace and courtesy lessons emphasized

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.

“On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths.” This fast-paced world is full of distractions and even the greatest parents have

By The Goddard School • April 9th, 2018
In this busy world, there seem to be fewer and fewer times when a family has the opportunity to assemble all in one place. When a Mom has to work as well as take care of the kinds, these times seem to be even harder to come by. Kids often are burdened by extracurricular activities when they’re not in school, or else they’re out spending time with their friends. Sometimes even when they are home…

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

Whip up these simple baked pears for a special after-dinner treat

There are many important life lessons we want to talk to our children about. Sometimes it’s not easy to find the right words. But what if they were already written for you? No matter the subject you want to explore with your child, chances are there’s a

By The Goddard School • March 19th, 2010
Pets enrich the lives of many children and families. While children raised with pets show many benefits, safety concerns should always be a determining factor when deciding to get or keep a pet in a family with young children
Choose wisely from breeds or species that are a good fit for your family, your home and your lifestyle…

Go ahead, toy with your pumpkin carving this year—the kids will love the results. These fun pumpkin decorating ideas will get you started!

By The Goddard School • July 16th, 2014
Summer is an awesome time of year. It’s full of family get-togethers, trips to the pool and vacations. With all that awesomeness, though, sometimes learning falls by the wayside. Research has shown that some children experience summer learning loss , also known as “summer slide” because their minds aren’t as engaged as they are during the school year. You can help to keep your child’s brain active and prevent summer slide with these five fun…

Learn how mindfulness training—simple techniques for boosting well-being and success—can help your child thrive in school and in life.

Children need to learn to manage negative emotions, and to do that, they need to experience them from time-to-time at manageable levels. The anxiety-free child

Mother’s Day joy lasts long past May with these sweet no-wilt flowers that kids can make themselves.

An ancient treasure map has turned up miraculously on your door step and it leads to a treasure chest hiding in your home! Great for parties or just a fun

By The Goddard School • November 13th, 2014
Being a new parent is an exciting, life-changing experience, but it can also be scary. After all, nobody is born knowing how to be Supermom or Superdad. Here are ten helpful tips for first-time parents
Don’t panic. Babies cry, spit up and vomit, which is usually normal. Even if you’re worried, panicking will not help because babies can pick up on anxiety, and it can upset them.
Be gentle but realistic. Supporting your newborn’s head…

If your kids are practical jokers, turn this April Fools' Day into a family affair.

Social-media strategist Alex Plaxen discusses the most effective ways to give events the widest possible reach and impact. Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik. Guest: Alex Plaxen.

Beat the weeknight scramble with one of these speedy, protein-packed meals.

Great stories are the cornerstone of every great event, but is often overlooked. Here are 5 unique ways to utilize storytelling at your next event.

Raising a young child involves so many daily challenges that it's likely you have little free time to think about your financial future.

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By The Goddard School • January 7th, 2014
Children need support and guidance to build and maintain a positive sense of self. As parents, we can facilitate this by helping them craft personal About Me collages that depict positive images and words that resonate with them
To craft an About Me collage, you will need the following materials:
A workspace with enough room to spread out and work
A piece of cardstock or poster board, 8 ½ inches by 11 inches or larger…