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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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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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Don't rely on the same boring snacks this year! Make memories (and delicious treats) in the kitchen after school with your kiddos.

Easy Back to School Snacks for Kids

If you’re a mom (or a dad or a nanny or a babysitter or a grandparent or any other sort of caregiver), you’re probably familiar with this sentence: “I’m hungry.” Maybe in your experience it’s not usually stated with the brevity that appears here. Probably it’s infused with some whine, some urgency, and/or some demand. […]

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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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When, Where, and Why to Watch The 2017 Great Solar Eclipse

Beginning at 1:27pm on August 21st, Nashville as we know it will change for 2 minutes and 40 seconds. A bright, late-summer midday will become a startling beautiful twilight. And of all the towns in all the counties in all of middle Tennessee, the best vantage point for watching this once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse event belongs to […]

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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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