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Handling Challenging Behavior in Young Children

If you haven’t yet experienced a temper tantrum from your own little one, you’ve no doubt seen another child pitch a fit at some point. Between the ages of 1 – 4, children are developing strong emotions and opinions with very little capacity to cope. Though temper tantrums can be frustrating, they are a sign [...]
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Why The First 5 Years Are So Important

As a parent you’ve probably heard that the first five years of life are so important for your child’s long-term health and wellbeing. In these years, children cultivate an understanding of language and communication, learn the foundations of building relationships and establish neurological pathways essential for cognitive and physical development. Many of these developments happen [...]

Why Learning At Play Is So Important…And Fun!

Walk into any of our schools and you might think that the kids are just “playing” but in actuality their little brains are hard at work. When they are on the playground, they are strengthening the gross motor skills that help them with muscle control, balance and coordination. When they are playing with cars or [...]

The Amazing Kids Secret Sauce

The heartbeat of every successful company is its people. That’s especially true for School for Amazing Kids. Our directors, co-directors and teachers are the lifeblood of our schools. Everyday in so many ways our staff goes above and beyond. They are happy to wipe noses and bottoms, they sing and dance and jump, they give [...]

5 Crafty Ideas For Outside Fun

Spring is finally here! This time of year in Alabama has always been one of my favorites–though I could definitely do without the tornados and pollen! It seems like every corner is bursting with color as the azaleas and tulip trees and dogwoods come to life. It’s way too beautiful to stay inside and after a [...]
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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 [...]

Balancing Life as a Working Parent

Becoming a parent is one of the most joyful experiences of life. Once you see that sweet face and your little one wraps his or her hand around your finger, your life changes forever. Instantly, your heart is full of love and gratitude, yet your life has suddenly become more complex, busier, and stressful. Soon [...]
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Measuring Milestones in Children Ages 1 – 5

The first few years of your child’s life are full of excitement and discovery–for the both of you! As your child progresses through the first five years, it’s important to pay attention to several developmental milestones. Milestones follow predictable courses in children and help parents, teachers and doctors recognize potential developmental delays. At School for [...]

You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

There’s an old saying that you can’t pour from an empty cup. Essentially it means that we have to take care of ourselves in order to take care of others. As parents, we are constantly giving, constantly taking care of our families, constantly on the go. There is little time to recharge and rejuvenate, little [...]
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Are Your Ducks In A Row?

Starting a college fund for a child who is still in diapers might seem a bit premature… Making sure your children are financially provided for if something tragic ever happens to you or your significant other, might sound depressing… Saving money in preparation for unexpected life events—the loss of a job, serious illness or disability—isn’t [...]