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Fitness Tips for Busy Families

Hear family fitness tips from Bright Horizons and The Partnership for a Healthier America in our Family Matters parent webinar: Seize the Summer - Fitness for Busy Families.

Featured guest Stacy Molander, a busy mom to two young children and the VP of Strategic Initiatives at The Partnership for a Healthier America, provides fitness tips for busy families. Learn how to:

  • Prioritize fitness and planning ahead
  • Increase physical activity and healthy foods during summer months
  • Maximize moments throughout the day
  • Strengthen family relationships through fitness
  • Model sustainable wellness for your family
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Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's: Support Strategies for Families

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging and emotional for families. Scheduling and managing care, understanding your loved one’s needs, and providing support are critical roles of a caregiver that can be tough to navigate. In this webinar, Bright Horizons, in collaboration with BrightStar Care, offers strategies and recommendations to help you support your loved one and your family throughout the caregiving process.

During this informative webinar, you will explore strategies to:

  • Create safe and supportive environments
  • Design stimulating activities
  • Establish routines to support memory recall
  • Improve independent abilities
  • Provide support for your whole family
Organization Tips for Busy Families Watch Now

Organization Tips for Busy Families

Being a working parent takes an incredible amount of organization, preparation, juggling and a little bit of daily magic. Wake-up, snuggle, get ready, manage the morning commute, work, manage the evening commute (and after-school activities), cook dinner, homework, put the kids to bed, catch up on emails… and finally, put yourself to bed. Does this sound like a typical chaotic day? If you’re a busy parent in search for some tips to help organize your family’s busy schedule, this webinar is for you!

In this webinar, we provide you with tips and tricks on getting your family organized. We discuss: 

  • how to make transitions from home to school/child care easier
  • tips and resources for meal planning, calendar sharing and overall family communication
  • how to manage ‘hiccups’ in your daily routine, such as school holidays or breakdowns in child care arrangements
  • homework management, chore organization and overall tips for keeping your home and family running smoothly
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Reading Aloud with Children

Research shows one of the most important ways parents can support literacy development is to read aloud with their children. Bright Horizons wants to help your family explore new ways to make reading together both educational and exciting.

In this parent webinar, our early education experts and a guest storyteller from Barefoot Books will share practical ways that you can:

  • Make reading time a more engaging, enjoyable and enriching learning experience
  • Identify high quality children’s literature and pick the right books for your child(ren)
  • Master storytelling techniques to make books come to life

At the completion of the webinar, you’ll be armed with expert storytelling tips and techniques that will help you take reading aloud to the next level.

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Mind in the Making: Executive Function and The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

How can families and teachers give kids the life skills they need to cope  in our multi-tasking, multimedia, modern world? Bright Horizons, in conjunction with Families and Work Institute and Ellen Galinsky, present a parent webinar about the skills adults and children need in order to succeed in the 21st century.

For over a decade, Ms. Galinsky has worked with top researchers from across the country, filming their experiments and studying their results demonstrating how we learn best. In her recently released highly acclaimed bestselling book, Mind in the Making (Harper Collins 2010), she identifies seven Life Skills that are essential to success - in school, the workforce and in life.

You will learn:

  • The simple everyday things parents can do to build life skills in their children 
  • The connection between life skills and school readiness
  • Strategies to help fuel your child’s natural passion for learning
  • Methods for empowering your child to manage stress, take on challenges and build resilience