Travel in West Chester, PA

By The Goddard School • March 27th, 2019
Anyone else’s home victim to a messy (albeit adorable) tornado of a child? Same. But today we’re here to remind you that you don’t have to sacrifice on style to master function. Take this apartment by designer Jess Gersten : While luxe and immaculate at first glance, every last decision was made with her tiny clients (a six-month-old boy and three-year-old girl) in mind. Lucky for you, we’re spilling her secret pro tips below
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Including our children in the care of our beloved family pets can provide valuable lessons on love, kindness, gentleness and responsibility. Here are some doggone great ways (supervised, of course) children of varying ages and stages can participate.

Coming off a feel-good, bounce-back performance on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Denver Nuggets look to build on that momentum when they welcome the Dallas Mavericks to town. Denver (44-22) used strong ball movement and 3-point shooting to comfortably defeat the Timberwolves. The Nuggets finished with 40 assists and shot 60 percent from beyond the arc as Minnesota could not keep up with Denver’s high-powered offense.

Our Summer Camps are set up with all of the fun activities of a gym class including soccer, basketball, tennis, racquetball, kickball plus much more – inflatables, arts & crafts, special guests such as the mad scientist, the reptile experience, and awesome field trips!

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.

By The Goddard School • April 21st, 2010
A wonderful way to play with and teach children is to bring them into your world, where ‘real-life’ happens. Children love to do ‘grown-up’ things and to imitate you. And when they contribute, they see themselves as players and get a well-earned self-esteem boost!
Age-Appropriate Chore Ideas
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By The Goddard School • January 4th, 2019
Part of being a good citizen is being open-minded regarding different types of people, cultures and customs. Here are five ways to encourage open-mindedness in children
Reading books that feature diverse groups of characters. The same goes for TV shows and movies. Simply reading about or watching people from various cultures interact can show a child that the…

Not sure how much exercise is safe during pregnancy? Exercise is important to the baby’s health, so you need to keep moving. Here are the latest guidelines.

We’ve been told our little boys are naturally more active and aggressive, our girls innately more caring and cooperative—but some experts beg to differ.

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 • December 18th, 2018
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Teachers form the backbone of our educational system. They teach us everything we need to know in and beyond the classroom, and with endless enthusiasm, patience, and compassion along the way.
As the year winds down, it’s only proper to show them some love and appreciation. Teaching any…

By The Goddard School • December 3rd, 2018
Even though this article was originally written with working mothers in mind, this is great information for all parents
It’s very normal for babies and young children to be attached to their mother. Children want to feel protected, and the closer they are to their parents, the safer they feel. So it’s understandable for a child to start crying if their mother suddenly disappears from sight. To avoid this automatic crying fit, moms will try…

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…

By The Goddard School • May 10th, 2010
Nutrition comes in many shapes and sizes – and not all of them are solid. A fruit shake is a refreshing way to start your child’s day. Choose your child’s favorite fruits or try a new one from time to time. Add a piece of whole grain toast – and maybe a little peanut butter – and you have a balanced breakfast alternative. Cut and freeze fruits ahead of time to make this breakfast as…

By The Goddard School • November 2nd, 2018
It’s come to this: Doctors are now being told to prescribe play. The American Academy of Pediatrics details the urgency of the matter in a policy statement . There is a play deficit in this country, and we know it, don’t we? In articles about parenting, it seems that there’s no breed dissected more than that of the bubble-wrapped child who’s shuttled from Mandarin to fencing to organic cheese making classes until bedtime. We love…

Putting your baby down to sleep when she shows signs of drowsiness, but is not yet asleep, will help her learn to fall asleep independently. This is

By Dr. Kyle Pruett • May 5th, 2010
Are you planning a summer vacation with your children? Young children are natural explorers and typically adore adventures. But they love them even more when they have been prepared for new experiences. Better-prepared kids are kids who cope better. Here are some suggestions to prepare your children – to get the most educationally and emotionally out of your adventures
Talk about where you are going and why.
Discuss how long you will be there and…

Emergency Plumbing Atlanta A day at the park may seem like ‘just another day,’ but learning and bonding experiences flourish at the park! Pack for Safety

The National Museum of American History and photographer Robert Weingarten are working in collaboration to build a historic portrait with help from the public. During the week of May 7-11, the museum will present five blogs about significant individuals in American history. Between May 11-28, visitors can vote on which of these historic figures they would most like to see depicted in the portrait.

Most of us know the tradition. On the second day of February, every year, we watch the beloved cuddly creature come out from its burrow and predict if spring is

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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest at Penn’s Landing will be a winter wonderland for all ages to explore. Enjoy ice skating, live music, warm fire pits, food, craft beers, shopping and much more.

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Parental involvement is a huge factor in a child's success. Here's what parents can do at home to help their kids excel.

Looking for a spooktacular twist for your child’s Halloween snack? Try these tasty spider snacks!

Summer has officially come and gone, but there's still reason to get out of town.

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

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