Best Parenting Tips & Resources of 2016

As we look back on the year, we're sharing our readers' favorite parenting resources. Read our best parenting articles of 2016.

As 2016 comes to a close, Bright Horizons is reminiscing on your favorite parenting articles, blogs, and webinars. From strategies for surviving (and even enjoying) the “terrible twos,” to techniques for a smoother morning routine, we’re with you every step of the way.

Best 2016 Parenting Articles 

What is My Parenting Style? Four Types of Parenting

Everyone has unique parenting quirks, but surprisingly, our overall strategies may be more alike than we think. Learn more about the four Baumrind parenting types and find out what your parenting style is.

Understanding Toddlers: Keeping Your Patience with Toddlers

You may find the so-called “terrible twos” to be a challenging time, especially if your child is throwing temper tantrums for reasons you can’t fathom. Discover some tips for understanding your toddler’s behavior and keeping your patience.

Time Management Skills: Teaching Your Child about Timeliness

Encourage your child’s future success in school, work, and relationships by teaching time management skills today. Learn about the benefits of timeliness and strategies for teaching your children to be on time.

The Best Books of 2016: Bright Horizons Books of Excellence for Children of Every Age

Check out our Books of Excellence list, the best books of 2016 that we recommend reading with your infant, toddler, preschooler, and school-age children.

Disrespectful Language: How to Guide Your Child

Defiant behaviors like talking back are natural, especially in toddlers and preschoolers expressing their need for independence. Here are some strategies for dealing with backtalk and disrespectful language.

Learning How to Learn: Tips for Developing Executive Functioning Skills at Home

Developing your child’s executive functioning skills can provide a foundation for success across all areas of life. Try our learning games for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-agers that will exercise their memories, self-control, and cognitive flexibilities.

Parenting Blogs: Best of The Family Room

25 Truths about Preschool Teachers

They may not get the recognition they deserve, but preschool teachers are gifts to parents everywhere. Check out the 25 truths about what it takes to be a preschool teacher.

6 Ways to Defuse a Child's Temper Tantrum in Public

Meltdowns are inevitable and unpredictable, but you can arm yourself with strategies for handling any public temper tantrum your child throws your way. Read on for ways to defuse the situation and keep your cool.

Tips for Daycare Drop-Off

A new day can bring a new set of challenges, but having a solid routine can help pave the way for a smooth morning drop-off. Try these daycare drop-off tips to help you and your child start the day off on the right foot.

Tips for Parents Returning to Work After Baby

Whether you’re excited, nervous, or something in-between, there’s no denying that returning to work after having a baby is a big deal. Luckily, our bloggers have been there and can offer their best advice for making that transition as smooth as possible for you and your family.

5 Useful Baby Hacks That Make Life Easier

Juggling family, work, and personal expectations can leave parents in need of creative solutions. Here are five infant parenting hacks that could save you time, money, and sanity.

The Not-So-Terrible Twos: 5 Reasons I'm Loving This Age

There might be a wide-spread wariness of toddlerhood, but this phase can bring growth and fun too! Here are the five reasons we love the “terrible twos.”

Best 2019 Parenting Webinars

The Resilient Child: Supporting Your Family Through Change

Change is tough for anyone, but it's especially hard for children. Watch this webinar on building the kind of resilience that will help your child weather any kind of change.

Quality Early Education: Choosing What's Best for Your Child + Checklist

Finding the best child care or early education program is a big decision. Watch this webinar for help finding high-quality education and care and for parenting resources to help you determine what is best for your child’s unique needs.

Thank you for giving Bright Horizons the opportunity to share in your parenting journey. We look forward to continuing to provide you with relevant advice and resources in the coming year. We can promise that 2017’s lineup will bring even more timely content to meet you where you are, at every age and stage.


Written by: Bright Horizons Education Team

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