For Parents

Our Amazing Music Teacher Gets International Press!

We always knew Mr. Brad was amazing, teaching our kids during music class, InTuneKids.  He recently got international acclaim while combining “tummy time” with his son, Max, and practice!  For more information about music offerings in your schools, contact your director or *protected email* http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2014/06/05/drummer-uses-his-toddler-as-a-mixing-deck-video-atticus-avenue/#!slide=aol_2643411

Justin Vinson on the School for Amazing Kids, Pelham

“There is a family environment, here, that you cannot replicate–you can’t fake–and we haven’t found it anywhere else.”

Help! My 3 Year Old Just Dropped the “F” Bomb!

There’s nothing quite like the first time you hear your child use a profane or otherwise inappropriate word. Bet you won’t think, “…words can never hurt you.”, then! Some parents will be shocked; others, not so much. Some parents will be embarrassed; others will laugh. Some parents will wonder where he picked it up; others [...]

It’s Never Too Hot To Play Outside!

With common sense and the right supervision, you can remove any risk from playing outside when it’s hot. You want what’s best for your child, so it makes sense that you would want to protect him or her from the elements like hot weather. But it’s important to remember thathuman bodies are made for playing outside—especially [...]

When a toddler bites, how do you handle the biter, the victim — and both sets of parents?

It’s an uncomfortable reality of life with toddlers: Some of them bite other children. And it happens quite often. Between a third and a half of all toddlers in day care are bitten by another child, studies indicate; in fact, epidemiological studies peg that number at closer to half of all children in day care. [...]

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Catchy, huh?  My title?  Of course, I date myself a bit when I pick a Tina Turner song tie in from 1984.  I can’t help it, though.  That’s the year my oldest son was born but what I mean is… what a GREAT question!  What’s love got to do with it? Today, we hear the [...]

Thoughts from a Preschool Pro

Can you describe a typical day on the job? There really is no “typical day” for professionals in this career! Our day normally starts off early and may go until early in the evening. It’s definitely something you must be committed to. Our schools have a tremendous commitment to quality of life so our leaders [...]

Change the First Five Years and you Change Everything

Studies show that the only way to deal with the greatest challenges facing our country today is focusing on the development of children beginning at birth. This compelling video below from the Ounce of Prevention Fund, clearly demonstrates how the achievement gap appears long before children reach kindergarten. In some cases it can be noticed [...]

When Does Learning Begin?

Annie Murphy Paul talks about how life in the womb shapes who we become. Quotes from this video: “[Babies] are being introduced to the characteristic flavors and spices of their culture’s cuisine even before birth.” “Even before birth, mothers are warning their children that it’s a wild world out there, telling them, ‘Be careful.’” “Faced [...]

Day Care: Choosing a Good Center

What should I look for in a day care center? Whether you are considering a commercial day care center or one in someone’s home, you should check it out carefully. Ask questions of the staff. Talk to parents of other children at the day care center. Look over the center carefully. This handout gives you [...]