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Sleep routines mean more sleep for everyone

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / June 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Reinforcing sleep routines means your child goes to sleep earlier and sleeps longer. Tell Me More Many parents swear by bedtime routines, and scientific evidence supports this: children who have both a regular bedtime and a bedtime routine fall asleep faster and sleep, on average, longer than children who do not. This fact holds true

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Getting Ready for Your Sitter

By Rebecca Farrell / June 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

You’ve done it! Booked a sitter via SitterTree, snagged that hard-to-get dinner reservation and picked up your favorite dress from the cleaners. Now what? It’s time to get ready for the sitter. I’m a “planner” by nature and making sure the babysitter is well prepared for her time with my son is important. Hiring sitters

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Imaginary friends can be good to have

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / June 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Imaginary friends tend to reflect strong cognitive, social, and emotional skills in young children, rather than being a cause for concern. Tell Me More Creating a fantasy friend requires a child to do a lot of mental work – they create something to see and feel out of thin air, right inside their own head.

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June Date Night Giveaway: FREE Babysitting + $100 Gift card

By SitterTree / June 1, 2019 / Comments Off on June Date Night Giveaway: FREE Babysitting + $100 Gift card

Alright, Atlanta parents, this one is for you! We know you all LOVE your kids, but dating your spouse is SUPER important and tends to get pushed aside as life + kids + work takes priority. SitterTree has a solution!✨ Here’s how to Win: 1. Follow SitterTree on Facebook and Instagram and “like” the #SitterTreeDateNight post each

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Summer Creative Play Guide for School-Aged Children

By Tristan Ford-Hutchinson / May 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

Summer is almost here and soon your kids will be out of school! You may be wondering what to do with your kids while they are home for the summer. Here is your summer guide to creative play for your school-aged kids. Not only can you use this information for yourself, but it can be

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Quality of early care linked to outcome

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / May 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

High-quality care before entering school has a significant impact on long-term outcomes. Tell Me More While there’s no evidence that anyone specific preschool program is better than another, substantial evidence underscores the fact that high-quality care leads to both short and long-term advantages to your child. The quality of care is not only reflected in

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SitterTree: Rooted in Community

By Jody Stephenson / May 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Inspired by trusted relationships in a small town, SitterTree is more than an app. Founder, Jody Stephenson, shares her vision for connecting more families with high-quality sitters, and why moms can absolutely trust SitterTree. SitterTree: Mom-rated Sitters from SitterTree on Vimeo.

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The development of empathy

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Tiny cells in the brain that act like internal mirrors give us the capacity to copy actions and behaviors as well as feel or empathize with other people’s emotions. Tell Me More When I reach for something or feel something, my brain is activated. When I see you reach for something or feel something, my

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Healthy Kids: It Starts with Mom

By Careen Strange / May 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

As a new mom, we learn to scrutinize every nuance of our baby to understand what the little person is trying to tell us.  Before long we know the difference in the cry for food and the cry from pain. We continuously monitor the signals our infant gives and we’re experts in non-verbal communication.  Why?

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Teaching children how to remember

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / May 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Children whose parents ask more questions about events and experiences tend to have significantly better memories than their less-questioned counterparts. Tell Me More The development of memory, like many functions, is extremely malleable during the toddler and preschool years. At this age, your child’s memory is particularly responsive to gentle but regular training. One activity

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