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Tips for Teaching Your Child the Gift of Giving Back

Following a particularly combative election and a series of natural disasters throughout the world, many parents are seeking ways to bring the spirit of giving to their families. More than ever, people are reaching into their pockets to offer relief for a variety of causes. Yet the concept of handing money to others, particularly in... Read More

Is Your Child Ready for Preschool?

Your child can’t sit still for long periods of time. He or she isn’t completely potty-trained. Your little one would never be able to withstand hours away from you! These are just a few of the reasons we can come up with to discourage ourselves from signing our children up for preschool. If you’re currently... Read More

Helping Your Preschooler Become Less Shy

By: Theresa Stanton | Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine Sometimes even the chattiest of kids can become shy. In unfamiliar setting they might become bashful and either hide or they may not respond to questions. Don’t worry, it is perfectly normal for a child to be timid. During preschool years it is common for kids shyness... Read More

Why Reading to Your Child Is So Important

What’s the most important trait you’d like to grow in your child? For many parents, intelligence ranks first. We all believe that our kids are little geniuses; explaining why most parents labor to find the perfect schools and ensuring that teachers surpass their expectations. But, ultimately, as a parent, you can improve your child’s cognitive... Read More

What Every Parent Should Know About Florida’s VPK Program

Voluntary Prekindergarten or VPK was designed to prepare children for elementary school by enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing these skills at an early age, children are more likely to be successful in grade school. Here are a list of common questions and answers for parents interested in Florida’s VPK program: Who... Read More