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How Much Screen Time Is Safe For Our Kids?

We are surrounded by screens these days. They are literally everywhere we go. Restaurants have multiple flat screen televisions all over the walls, we’ve got two or three in our own homes, add to that all the laptops and tablets and the smart phones we can’t live without. It starts to add up! What amount [...]
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Why Story Time Is So Important

You’ve probably heard that reading is good for you and it’s absolutely true. Reading a book can increase your intelligence, boost your brain power, help fight Alzheimer’s disease and just help you relax. Reading can boost your creativity and spark your imagination, take you to distant lands and let you fly through outer space. As [...]
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Understanding and Dealing With Toddler Biting

You give your child ample calcium so he or she can build strong teeth. If only your child didn’t use them against you… and the kid down the street… and Uncle Harry! Today we’re discussing biting: who does it, what it means, and how to stop it. First, if your toddler bites, know that you’re [...]

How to Brave the Beach with Kids Under Five

So, I’m approaching a beach vacation in a few days and I’m really looking forward to it. Who doesn’t love the beach, right? I do! But it’s changed a lot since I’ve had kids. Ever since my children started invading my vacations, it’s less about relaxation and more about managing meltdowns. Kids are wonderful! Don’t [...]

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but Words Will Surely Shape Me

We are all familiar with the common saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Most of us have probably quoted it a time or two as we tried to solidify our toughness. I certainly have. I really believed it until I realized how powerful words can be and [...]
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Why Outdoor Play Is Essential For A Healthy Life

Playing outside is one of the greatest joys of childhood. I vividly remember playing on my school’s playground as a little girl—running, swinging, skipping, playing tag with my friends. Those were the good ole days! Now as a mom and the Director at School for Amazing Kids, Calera I realize just how important it is [...]

Play is the Best Way!

Play may be as old as human existence itself. The philosopher Plato once said, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Our brains are hardwired for playing. In fact, for young children there is no distinction between playing and learning. To a child, it’s [...]
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Amazing Cleanliness at Amazing Kids

With the flu at epidemic proportions this year are you wondering how safe it is to bring your child to daycare? Life is busy and hectic enough without having to worry about your child bringing home a bug to share with the entire family! School for Amazing Kids™ goes the extra mile to make sure [...]
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A Busy Parent’s Guide to Starting 2018

What does honoring the New Year mean when you’re a parent to a child under 5? As a working mom with a 10-month-old, I don’t have a lot of time to sit and reflect on the year that’s just whizzed by me. Sure, I’d love to sit down with a cup of cocoa, gaze out [...]

Why So Shy?

What does every parent want? For their child to grow up to be a happy, well-adjusted adult with the necessary social skills to succeed in life. Good social skills are crucial for building friendships and learning how to empathize with others. Don’t worry if your child is shy and isn’t making friends as easily as [...]