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My Child is a Picky Eater!

We hear from a lot of you that your kids are picky eaters. I have a picky kid, too. Our friends at FCPS's Early Childhood Partnerships team have written a super helpful guide for parents of picky eaters. Read on for some practical advice and some current research. (Click here for a printable pdf.) 5 Things [...]

By | Fri, Jan 11, 2019|Categories: Parenting|

5 Best Habits for Preschoolers: Cheryl Hammond

It would be so much easier if our children came with handbooks.  I can remember writing a “how to take care of Fletcher” guide for my mom the first time he stayed with her for more than a couple of minutes. Unfortunately, they don’t come with any instructions specifically for them, but we can generalize [...]

By Cheryl Hammond| Thu, Dec 13, 2018|Categories: Parenting|

Best 5 Habits for Preschoolers: Patty Royall

It is my great joy and privilege to be a TPK teacher of preschoolers. The Little TIPS class that I am teaching is a mixed ESL class of 2, 3, and 4-year-old children. Because languages and cultures are different, my assistant and I first teach/model good social habits.  Since our goal is to foster love [...]

By Patty Royall| Fri, Nov 9, 2018|Categories: Parenting|

Finding Work-Life Balance

Are you a parent that works outside of the home? Do you ever struggle to balance your work and home life? Do you ever feel guilty that your family isn’t getting the best of you?   I came across this article that I found helpful as I sometimes wrestle with this balance in my own [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, Nov 2, 2018|Categories: Parenting|

So your preschooler is academically advanced

One of my favorite things about being a parent and working here at the Preschool is that I get to watch children grow and learn. I'm intrigued by what they come up with in their young brains. Kids are creative, interesting, and curious! And they are all unique in their development and learning. Some children [...]

By | Fri, Oct 26, 2018|Categories: Education & Literacy, Parenting|

Staying calm… when your kid is driving you crazy!

It starts out as a simple trip to Target... you just need to get a couple of things, and your preschooler is with you. Your child sees a toy that they want and they ask you if you will buy it for them. You know what happens next... You tell them you are not buying any [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, Oct 5, 2018|Categories: Parenting|

Helping your kids with their daily routines

“Put on your shoes right NOW. I’m counting to 3.” “I caaaaaaan’t!” “I know you can do it, I’ve seen you. You CAN. UGH, now we’re going to be late -- I’ll just do it!” Does your morning routine kind of sound like this? Maybe there are days when all is smooth sailing and there are [...]

By Kathy Kan| Fri, Sep 28, 2018|Categories: Parenting|

Creating basic daily home routines

In our first back-to-school blog post, we talked about several things you can do to help get back in the groove of going to school. One of those was finding good daily routines. Moms and dads, this post is about your daily routines. We'll talk in a later post about creating your child's morning and [...]

By | Fri, Sep 21, 2018|Categories: Parenting|

“Potty Training 101” – A Primer for Parents

Potty Training 101? Yes please! I think if they had a class like this when I was parenting my preschoolers I definitely would have signed up! Regardless of where you are in the potty training process, there are always ups and downs. And if you have one or more children, potty training can wildly differ [...]

By Kathy Kan| Fri, Sep 14, 2018|Categories: Parenting|

Back to School!

Welcome back to school! At the Preschool this week, we've had our Meet & Greet and Open House, and now we're having our first days of school. Your sweet children are trying out new things, making friends, and discovering classroom routines. For some this is the first time they've been away from Mom during the [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, Sep 7, 2018|Categories: Education & Literacy, Parenting|Tags: , |