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How to Encourage Creativity and Emotional Intelligence in Young Children

This post is sponsored by our partner Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool.   Creativity comes naturally to most children. It is easy for adults to view a child’s creativity as simple play, but the benefits go much deeper. From increased critical thinking ability to emotional benefits, creativity is something that should be encouraged among young […]

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When Families Don’t “Match”: Teaching Our Kids that Different is Beautiful

Kids are so impressionable, curious, optimistic. “Intrusive” questions and stares mortify parents but with proactive conversation and patient responses to innocent inquiries, our kids can have all the resources they need to be kind, knowledgeable and understanding of the beautiful diversity they see around them.  ————————————- Scene: a playdate with your mom friends. Kids squealing, […]

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Tower Grove Park: Our Family’s Local Treasure

“Mooooooom? Can we go to the park today? Pleeeeaaassseee?” The question does not surprise me. It’s a perfect day to load up the stroller and spend the afternoon outside. Five minutes and one stoplight later, we are met by the cool green and fresh air of Tower Grove Park. My three year-old, Eloise, hops out […]

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