Entries by Mike Gair

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The History of Grandparents Day

The history of Grandparents Day is a testament to the importance of fighting for what you believe in. What started with President Nixon denying a request ended with a proclamation signed by President Carter. Grandparents Day always falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day, which means it will be on September 11th this year. […]

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Cooking with your Kids

Cooking with your kids can be an incredible experience. It’s more than just giving your little one something to do – family time in the kitchen is a wonderful opportunity for bonding, learning, and growing. Getting your kids involved with cooking helps them learn valuable soft skills, like listening, teamwork, and communication, and creates moments […]

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Encouraging Independence in Toddlers

Encouraging independence in toddlers is good for their development. You might want your baby to stay young forever, but it’s important to let them grow and let them go when they show signs that they’re ready! For example, it might feel overwhelming to let your toddler handle a new task after they demand “I can […]

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Making Chores Fun for Kids

Making chores fun for kids is good for the whole family! Your children will learn the value of hard work and responsibility and you get the benefit of having extra hands to help out around the house. It’s important to establish chores as an important part of your family’s normal routine – not as a […]

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Student for Back to School

Most kids feel a range of emotions when they know it’s almost time to go back to school. They are likely excited to see their friends again, anxious about having new experiences, and maybe a little bit disappointed that they have to leave the familiarity of home. Preparing your student in the weeks leading up […]

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Power of Positivity in Child Development

You may have heard of or read the book The Power of Positive Thinking: A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living by Norman Vincent Peale. It’s an international bestseller that has been helping people use positivity to find happiness and fulfillment. Peale wrote this book in 1952 and it’s still regarded as one […]

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Teaching Your Kids to Share

We’ve all heard the phrase “sharing is caring”, but not all children are eager to learn this skill. Particularly if you have an only child or a child who may not be extraverted, sharing care can be a difficult and frustrating concept to teach. In this blog, we’ll go over why sharing is so important […]

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5 Tips for Choosing a Quality Summer Camp Program

With summer rapidly approaching, you may be searching for a childcare option that’s both educational and fun, and summer camp is the perfect blend. But finding a quality summer camp program can feel daunting, which is why we created this list of tips, to help you find the right place for your child that will […]