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The Best Parenting Tips & Resources of 2017

Best parenting resources of 2017

As we near the end of 2017, we’re reminiscing on some of your favorite Bright Horizons parenting tips and resources – from e-News, The Family Room Blog, our library of Family Matters parent webinars, and the Work-Life Equation podcast – and we’ve rounded up the best of the best.

Parenting Articles: Best of e-News Articles

Preschool vs. Pre-K

Preschool vs. Pre-Kindergarten: What's the Difference?

Preschool or pre-kindergarten? Or both? Finding the right fit for your child starts with knowing each program’s benefits. Learn what you can expect from each program, their similarities and differences, and why a pre-kindergarten education is so important.

 

Keeping your patience with toddlers

Naptime: How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?

When it comes to sleep, each child is unique. Some will need a nap each day, while others will take naps here and there…or not at all. Discover sleep recommendations and get suggestions on how to make naptime a comfortable experience for your child.

 

Teaching your kids about timeliness

What is Your Child's Personality Type and Why Does It Matter?

Your children are raised in the same home environment, with the same culture, but they approach life very differently…from each other and from you. What gives? Find out how to adapt your parenting style to your child’s personality.

 

Teaching kids life skills

Teaching Kids Life Skills: 7 Essential Life Skills to Help Your Child Succeed

You want your child to be successful in all aspects of life – school, work, relationships, and everything in between. How can you make sure that happens? Get activity ideas that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine that will help your child build seven essential life skills.

 

Easy weekday activities for working parents

Easy Weekday Family Activities for Busy Parents

When the work day is over and the kids are home from school or child care, spending time with your family can help you get some much-needed relaxation. Find out how you can organize simple activities that will be fun for everyone.

 

Parenting Blogs: Best of The Family Room

Baby games and activities

10 Baby Games & Activities for Playtime 

Make your time with your baby full of excitement and learning. Get activity and game ideas – treasure baskets, water play, nature walks, fun with pots and pans, and more – that will engage your baby, encourage development, and make for fun, quality time together.

 

Transition from infant to toddler room

Transition From Infant Room to Toddler Room at Daycare

Are you and your soon-to-be toddler preparing to transfer to a new classroom? Find out how to make the transition as smooth as possible and get ideas for what to ask your child’s new teacher, such as, “What happens during snack and lunch?” and “How does nap time go?”

 

How to slow down and savor the moment

How to Slow Down & Savor the Moment 

You might find yourself saying things like, “I can’t wait until he walks!” or “I can’t wait until she can do this herself!” But you might also have figured out that time flies, especially when it comes to raising children. Learn how to slow down and get five tips on how to savor each moment.

 

Creative indoor activities

6 Indoor Activities to Encourage Creativity

Are you stumped, trying to figure out interesting activities your child can do inside that don’t involve the TV, tablet, or other electronics? Spark your child’s imagination with regular household items. Get six ideas for fun, educational activities.

 

How to fit in quality family time when you work

Tips to Maximize Quality Time With Your Kids When You're a Working Parent 

How can you make the most of play time when you have limited time at home each day? Good news: children can find ways to play in any situation. Learn how busy working parents can prioritize play and join in the fun.

 

Parenting Webinars: Best of Family Matters Parenting Webinars

Raising a resilient child

A Parent's Guide to STEM Education

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will be central to your child’s education journey. And you can help make learning fun! Watch this webinar to learn how and when to introduce your child to STEM and how to incorporate it into daily activities.

 

Learning through play

The Essentials of Learning Through Play

What might look like play to you is actually an important part of child development…so trying to get your child excited about learning might be easier than you think. Watch this webinar to find out how to bring learning from the classroom to your living room.

 

Parenting Podcasts: Best of Family Matters Parenting Podcasts

Returning to work after baby

Returning to Work as a Parent

Are you a new or expectant parent, thinking about your upcoming transition back to work? Being a working parent for the first time can be both exciting and overwhelming. Listen to this podcast to get tips that will make you feel confident about your return.

 

How to be a successful working parent

Secrets of Successful Working Parents

Are you career-minded, but also looking for ways to spend more time at home? Listen to this podcast to learn how working mothers and fathers can break out of gender stereotypes, truly share the load, and give everyone more time and less stress.

 

Tips for decluttering

A Parent's Guide to Decluttering

Toys on the floor, school assignments all over the counter, sports uniforms down the hallway…clutter seems to creep into every corner of the house. Listen to this podcast to get tips, tricks, and advice on how to declutter.

 

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 2018’s lineup will bring even more timely content to meet you where you are, at every age and stage.


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