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Daycare Children Are Better Behaved and Advanced

Daycare Children Are Better Behaved and Advanced Stumbled upon this link. It's from Globalnews. Just proves what we have said again and again. Having your child in a daycare center is good for them. They create social bonds, learn a lot and have fun. Plus with...

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Children In Daycare Don’t Like Freeloaders!

Children In Daycare Don’t Like Freeloaders!   It never stops to amaze us how smart and just amazing children are. A new study from Yale University has shown that children dislike freeloaders and this can be seen as young as 4. Humans like to cooperate and will...

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Service Dogs With Calgary Family

How to Integrate a Service Dog into a Calgary Family   A service dog is a great companion that can help their human in many ways, and more people than ever are using their services. Depending on your needs, your service animal may keep you emotionally well or...

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Sleep Regression: Tips for Parents

What is one of the issues that many moms and dads have with their babies? Sleep regression! What is this? How can you stop it? We have the answers and a few tips to help you out! What is Sleep Regression? Sleep regression is the term given to those times in which your...

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4 Incentives for Potty Training a Toddler

Are you at that age when it’s time for your toddler to start potty training? For parents, it is going to be a long road ahead, and for those toddlers who are getting potty trained, they are going to fight you at every step. There are several parents out there who find...

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5 Tips To Get Your Kids In Bed On Time

How many parents struggle with the bedtime routine? There may be toddlers who swear they are not tired, babies who are fussy and simply don’t want to be laid down, and even older kids who defy you at every turn. What can you do? We have a few tips that can help you do...

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Patience and Parenting

It is easy for parents to lose sight of how lucky they are to be parents with all that kids put you through. For example, your three-year-old starts to throw a fit in the store, your older child is upset that you have not washed their favorite shirt for school, maybe...

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3 Tips for New Moms

For new parents, this is a time of constant change. You are adapting to having a new baby in the house. You may be worrying about finances, the health of your child, and the future. What are you going to do? Are you going to go back to work or stay home? Will people...

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How to Encourage Kids to Help One Another

One of the more important aspects that we, as parents, need to instill in our children is the idea that everyone should help one another. While many parents who have children in organized sports are worried about winning, what about children encouraging each other to...

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Teaching Kids to Apologize

Learning how to apologize is very important to the healthy development of a child. Those who have children know that this can be rather difficult to get children to learn. After all, in their minds, they don’t understand why their behavior or their actions deem an...

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The Benefit of Outdoor Play for Kids

Do you take your kids outdoors much? Do you let them play outside whenever the weather is nice? According to new studies, getting time outside is in the best interest of children. However, all of us, still have those notions that perhaps it is best to stay inside. Ask...

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How to Help Siblings Get Along

Sibling rivalry…it’s a familiar term for many parents. And for many parents, they can relate when they also have siblings that they may have not always gotten along with. The hope of every parent is that their children are going to have strong bonds with one another....

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A New Parenting Style Emerges

Lately, one of the trends that we are seeing online in terms of parenting is the counterintuitive parenting styles. These parenting styles are the opposite of what we have always been told to do. For example, instead of keeping sharp knives and instruments from...

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Springing Outside

After Calgary's sudden return to winter last week, our daycare had to delay the switch from indoor mornings to outdoor mornings. But I can happily report that as of May 1, it looks like the students will be able to begin their mornings playing outside in the yard....

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The Fidget Spinner: A Huge Craze in the Area

  The Fidget Spinner: A Huge Craze in the Area   For those who have older children, they probably have been asked to purchase a fidget spinner. But, there are kids who are using this who are still younger than five years old. What is the fidget spinner? Is...

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Outdoor Threat this Summer: Ticks!

The warmer weather is bringing out the pests that many people fear when they go outdoors…ticks! Ticks are those little bugs that can cause big trouble for those who are bitten by these. In fact, many doctors and organizations are warning people throughout Canada and...

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Summer Activities for Kids

With summer here, what can you do with your kids to get them involved in more than the television? For kids who are attending 2000Days Daycare, they are still going to be on the same schedule in terms of what they are learning and doing. However, for parents who have...

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Spring has Sprung!

Spring in Calgary is a muddy event, but one that holds a lot of appeal for children in daycare. Spring means puddles--and the start of a glorious tradition of summer community walks. Be sure to dress your little one in appropriate gear. They'll probably need rain...

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Why “Me” Time Should Be a Tradition

There are several parents who drop their children off at 2000 Days daycare, then rush to work. These same parents rush to the daycare to pick up their child and then head home. During the weekends, they are devoting all their time to checking their email or playing...

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Kids Ask A 100 Questions! Get Your Answers Ready

Imagine this scenario: You are fixing a small snack for your child who is sitting patiently at the dining room table. As you chop up some strawberries to eat, it starts. Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? How come you don’t have a bedtime like me? Why do you...

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Are Pets in Your Families Future?

For those who have kids, more times than not, you are going to be asked about getting a pet. This is a huge decision for a family to make and should not be taken lightly! Pets can be a great way for kids to learn valuable life lessons, including responsibility....

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Working Parents:  4 Tips to Succeed at This

When you have a child, you are super excited to welcome this new child into your home. You are wrapped up in the beauty of the baby and all that goes along with being the parents of a newborn. However, once the child is a few months old, both parents may find that...

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Turning your Kids into Responsible Adults with Chores

Cleaning is never a fun thing! As most parents will tell you, they spend most their weekends straightening up their home and cleaning, when they would rather spend some time with their families. That is why for this spring, we recommend getting the kids involved....

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Kids and Allergies: A Few Tips for Parents

How many parents are dealing with runny noses? Sneezing? Watery eyes? And kids that may be a bit more on the whiney side than usual? Spring is a beautiful season. However, for those kids who suffer with allergies, it can be a time in which they feel awful. In fact,...

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5 Safety Tips for Being Outside in the Spring

When most people think of the Spring, they often think of wonderful weather that is occasionally cool with a little bit of rain. However, they often think that this is the best time to take kids outdoors. After all, most Springs are not extremely hot, thus they do not...

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Teaching Kids to Say Sorry

One of the biggest obstacles that kids have these days is learning how to say they are sorry. And not just say they are sorry without meaning or adding in qualifications. One of the issues that many parents complain about is that their kids do not really know who to...

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Back to Work for Parents: How Daycare Could Help a Child

Here at 2000Days, we have several parents who are looking to put their son or daughter into a daycare that they can trust as they go back to work. For many of these parents this is the first time that they are putting a child into daycare, as they may have to return...

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A Healthy Breakfast: A Must for Every Child

Eating a healthy breakfast for kids is vital! This is something that we have all been told throughout our entire lives, but for kids, a healthy breakfast can make a huge difference in how well they perform throughout the day. And parents, studies have also shown that...

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