Category: Preschoolers

Parenting Tips: Considering Kindergarten?

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I’m digging deeper into the decision of whether to start Kindergarten this fall — or not. Look out for 4 in-depth posts on the subject. Check out my video over here –> for a sneak-peek! Next, check out my first post in

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“Cutoff” Birthdays & Kindergarten Readiness: How to Decide?

Dear Dr. Heather, My daughter turns 5 right before the “cutoff” age for kindergarten – so she’ll be able to attend, but I’m not sure she’s ready. Should we have her start this fall, or wait another year? Sam in

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Exciting Work — BabyShrink’s Updates

Whew, I’ve been busy! Make sure to check me out all month on ParentsConnect.com, the Nick Jr parenting blog. You know, “We’re not perfect, we’re parents.” We had an awesome connection over my “Good Enough” parenting posts, and it’s exciting

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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

I started BabyShrink when this cute guy had just turned 2. And now look at him — he’s the “big boy” in his pre-kindergarten class.  It was easy to decide that he’ll start this fall — he’s a January-born guy,

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Getting Your Child To Eat Fruits And Veggies

Direct from the Parent Coaching files, an issue that plagues many of us: The Preschooler Who Won’t Eat Healthy Foods. Common variants of this plague include The Preschooler Who Only Eats White Foods, The Preschooler Who Only Eats Starches, The

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