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Children learning how to cook
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August 18, 2016

How a Cooking Class Became a Lesson in Engaging Children

We left with a much richer understanding of the foods in the region, a great set of recipes to recreate back in the states, and a role model in Lily for finding ways to engage children’s interests.

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Authored by: Mary Harrill
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July 20, 2015

Buon Appetito: Sharing a Love of Food with Infants and Toddlers

How old did Henry have to be before I could share my love of food? Could I share this passion with him while his food consisted of pureed vegetables or bite-sized finger foods?

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Authored by: Natalie Haney Tilghman
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April 7, 2016

Back When You Knew I Loved You

You taught me and I taught you. We were companions and while you may have forgotten me, I will never forget you!

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Authored by: Cecilia Maron-Puntarelli
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March 27, 2016

The Not-So-Magic Word

Words matter, but so does what’s behind the words. Let’s take away the magic of “the magic word,” and start teaching kids politeness.

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Authored by: Jarrod Green
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Father feeding his toddler daughter.
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February 19, 2017

Let’s Eat (Well)!

I'm happy to report that these days, I've shed the sloppy-joe-greasy-green-bean guise for a healthier one. What would your children say?

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Authored by: Mabel Yu
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Young girl outside with backpack on.
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December 7, 2014

My Electronics-Free Holiday

Even children know—the best holidays are the ones where family and friends are thoughtful and enjoy spending time together.

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Authored by: Lauren Baker
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Mother playing with blocks with her young child.
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February 3, 2017

6 Words You Should Say Today

And if I’ve learned anything on my Hands Free journey, it is that children are the true experts when it comes to grasping what really matters in life.

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Authored by: Rachel Macy Stafford
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August 25, 2014

Big and Small – Adventures with a Toddler

Together we made it through her first year in our classroom. And we are back together for the summer, one year later. 

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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Mother and daughter walking together
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August 1, 2018

A Few Thoughts on Separation Anxiety

Preparing children can help them with saying goodbye. Here are some suggestions to ease your child’s anxiety.

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Authored by: Meir Muller
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Toddler playing outside
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August 6, 2013

Slowing Down

Sometimes it's hard to pull away from the screen and connect with my daughter. It’s hard to slow down to her pace, rather than pack her into the car and drive off to the store. But just for the moment, I decide to slow down.

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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October 20, 2016

Many Right Ways to Be a Parent

When it comes to the best way to create a happy home, how to potty train, or how to put your children to bed, I am right, and so are you. There are many right ways to be a wonderful parent.

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Authored by: Tracy Galuski
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