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Why I Love Children

Date: June 16, 2018 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Parenting, Reflection 0

  They are naturally social creatures and love snuggles, story time and peek-a-boo… They love pushing buttons, stacking blocks, beating drums, pushing cars, kicking balls, running, jumping, climbing, and exploring every nook and cranny… They are determined little creatures..  when they are trying to learn something new they will practice it over and over until…

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Do You Remember Their Lasts?

Date: November 23, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Parenting, Reflection, Tips for Moms 0

When my kids were young people would often look at me juggling two little ones and say… “Wow you really have your hands full”, or “Enjoy it, they really grow up fast!” All it did was make me want to scream! After all, I was doing my best and I truly did feel like I…

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10 Tips for a Successful New School Year

Date: August 4, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Featured Articles, Parenting, Tips for Moms 0

A new school year is a very exciting time!  The opportunities and possibilities seem endless… Where do you start? What clubs and extracurricular activities should your child join? Will he make friends? Will he like his teacher(s)? As a parent it’s natural to want the best for your child and hope he will adjust well…

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You’re a Mom, Now What? (your new baby and the importance of developing routines…)

Date: July 10, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Parenting, Tips for Moms 0

You’re finally home with your new baby and are overjoyed, yet overwhelmed and exhausted at the same time.  So what’s next?  What do you do with this little helpless bundle of lung power? Take this time to rest and get into a rhythm with your little miracle.  Don’t pressure yourself to do too much this first month.  Outside…

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The Balance Between Loving and Letting Go

Date: May 28, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Parenting, Reflection 0

Hello again, writing this as a follow up to the post At the End of the Day, What Do we Really Want Our Kids to Remember?  written shortly after my oldest left for college… Here is an excerpt from the former post… Several things lately have made me think, reflect…  Maybe it’s my age, maybe…

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Don’t Look at Your Teens When You Talk to Them

Date: April 15, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Parenting, Reflection 0

  Don’t look at them.  It’s as simple as that… Let’s face it, parenting is the hardest job you’ll ever have!  Period!  And there’s no “right” or “wrong” way to parent.  In addition, the influences our kids face on a daily basis far outweigh the wildest imaginations of our parents.  Society, the media, peers, the internet!  Wow!  That’s…

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Ready for Kindergarten?

Date: February 26, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Angie's Picks, Child Development Education, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

In today’s competitive world,  preparing your child for Kindergarten may seem overwhelming!   Not only is there conflicting information at every turn, but also a sea of products to navigate through!  Where do you start and what should you believe? Let’s begin with a little about your bundle of energy… According to developmental psychologist Jean Piaget, early learning progresses from concrete to abstract…

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Physical Development and Exercise

Date: February 2, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Child Development Education, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

***Little bodies need to move, move, move… Early Childhood is all about exploring and learning about the world…….. Physical movement activities help children feel successful as they develop self-confidence in their ability to do things independently. For a young child, the natural desire to move, run, jump, kick, climb, spin, and hang upside down are…

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How to Stimulate Your Child Without a Donald Trump Budget!

Date: January 21, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Parenting, Tips for Moms 0

Stimulation, stimulation, stimulation is the name of the game! Although most moms realize that socializing their baby/child is very important they often don’t know where to start, where they fit in, or what groups to join. Here is a list of some great ways to get involved and get baby out of the house! MOPS…

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Is your child’s Kindergarten classroom Developmentally Appropriate?

Date: January 8, 2015 Author: Angela Nettuno Categories: Featured Articles, Parenting, Preparing for Kindergarten 0

A typical day in kindergarten…… The classroom is colorful and inviting as Ms. Stephenson’s friendly face greets every child as he/she enters on this Monday morning. The walls are decorated with the childrens’ art work from the previous week. (stories of Fall, leaf collages, pumpkin art and pumpkin math, etc). At circle time in the…

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