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How to go about weaning a child from its "Lovey"

I saw this question posted in answer to one of the questions I posted, and suggested the poster pose it as her own question. Since she has not done that and I have been curious about what the answers ...
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How do you effectively disinfect a large amount of toys?

I work at a nursery and I have a hard time managing the toys that the kids play with. I watch them put things in their mouths, cough and sneeze on the toys, and throw everything on the ground. Even ...
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Are most half-day pre-school programs for stay-at-home parents, or are there options?

At least in my state (Washington), the child care licensing is such that most preschools are only able to care for a child for 4 hours per day. I found a couple of places that do preschool and then ...
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Typical frequency of discplinary issues for a 5-year-old?

My 5-year-old son just started kindergarten a week ago, and has already committed two infractions serious enough for the teacher to bring to our attention: once throwing a serious tantrum, and once ...
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Do I need to space big changes? How much?

We're moving house (within the neighborhood) in early August. In September, our 2-and-a-bit year old moves to a new daycare. But at the same time, she's also at a stage where she's getting big for her ...
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3 year old has a fit when arriving at daycare

My 36 month old boy will happily walk or ride on my bike to the creche (daycare), will lead me right up to the door of his room, as if he is looking forward to the day's activities. Then just as we ...
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Should toddlers have learning goals?

My two (almost 2-year old children) have started going to a day care centre a couple of days a week - they seem quite happy there and it's all going well. The centre has a learning framework for the ...
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How to decide between two daycare institutions after interleaving them?

Our 3.5-year-old daughter was going to one kindergarden (2 days a week) for a year. She liked it there but we were also on the waitlist to another kindergarden where her best friend is going to. Two ...
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How can I address issues that concern me at daycare (and school) without creating tension with the staff?

I realize that as a parent I will need to be my child's advocate at daycare and school and pursue issues that concern me. How can I bring up issues of concern about the behavior of the staff ...
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How to help a 4.5-year-old understand why she'll move back to the "little kids school"?

My 4.5-year-old daughter moved to the 'big kids school' this year to attend pre-k. The school goes through eighth grade and so is perceived by my kids as the 'big kids school'. Prior to that she went ...
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What are the features that I should look for in a good preschool?

We are looking around for the best preschool for our baby daughter. The place that we looked at said that for infants they have a 1:4 (adult:infant) ratio...for 3 - 5 year olds it is 1:12 (adjult:...
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What to do when daycare doesn't allow ill children during winter?

Our 2.5-year-old daughter started her nursery in October. However, the problem with her is that she would have a cold for half of the winter months (so 6+ weeks), and the nursery obviously doesn't ...
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Should I be concerned that my two-year-old doesn't interact with kids his age?

I have a 22-month old boy who is currently an only child. He's a very smart, outgoing child who has never shown any sort of developmental issues. He enjoys books and music, has an amazing memory, and ...
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Will getting child care from a non-native English speaker impact my child's language development?

My wife and I really like a neighborhood day care we recently checked out. The place seems very nice and the care providers seem to do a very good job. They are organized, appear to give a lot of ...
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What is the impact on kids of having two working parents?

Having grown up with a stay-at-home mom, I wonder what negative impact not having a SAH parent has on young children and elementary school children (who are in alternative care after school). Let's ...
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Does daycare help to speed up the development of motor skills?

I have heard about studies that show second/third/etc children's motor skills develop quicker in an effort to keep up with their older sibling(s). Is this also true for eldest children in a daycare ...
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What is the best way to evaluate a daycare?

What questions should I typically ask if the topics don't come up? Also, what should I be looking for that might not otherwise be pointed out, or worse things they may hope as a novice parent I won't ...
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