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When a good behavior is observed, I give James a token for him to place on the board. 5 tokens = a Pocky chocolate stick

Implementing Positive Reinforcement and a Token Board to Increase Desired Behavior in Your Child

Did you know that I used to be a giraffe keeper? One of the parts of my job was to train the giraffe. No, not to do tricks, but rather to participate in medical care, stand still during hoof trimmings, come to us when called. Wait a second….am I talking about giraffe or my toddlers? […]

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Be Careful With Her: Reflecting on Sending My Daughter to Kindergarten

My daughter is seven—and three quarters. Old for her grade because of a September birthday, she starts second grade this August. But it feels like about a minute ago that I picked her up from her last day of preschool. It was a small place just for educators’ kids. On employees’ last day of work […]

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Home Schooling in Nashville

As soon as you find out you are pregnant, the questions start. Hospital or home birth? Epidural or natural? Formula or breast milk? And these questions never end! When my first born reached preschool age, my husband and I enrolled her with high hopes of getting a head start on her education. I cried the entire […]

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August 2017 Guide to Family Events in Nashville

Summer is coming to a close, but there are still so many fun events to experience in Nashville! Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the SOLAR ECLIPSE ON AUGUST 21ST! These Nashville Staples have events year round, or at least several months a year, and make great places to take out of town guests! […]

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Kids’ Reading List :: Age Appropriate Books for Reading Aloud Together

Experts says that reading aloud is the number one best thing parents can do to prepare their child for reading and learning. The benefits of reading aloud are numerous—including language development, creating a bond with your child, building literacy skills, brain development, and establishing a love of reading. And remember! You don’t have to stop […]

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July 2017 Guide to Family Events in Nashville!

There is still so much Summertime left! Here’s the round-up of July events for the whole family to enjoy!  JULY 2017 EVENTS Looking for fireworks? We’ve got your round up HERE! Don’t forget to experience a Nashville staple – The Grand Ole Opry! Take the kids out to the ballpark to see the Nashville Sounds. […]

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June 2017 Guide to Family Events In Nashville!

WHEW, Nashville event season is in full-swing! Summertime is jam-packed with things to do in and around Music City! We try to keep these event guides to family friendly fare—although we do sneak in a wine or beer tasting now and then! We hope your summer is off to a great start! (Let us know […]

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