3 Ways To Save Money On Childcare

Childcare should not break the bank -- unfortunately for many homes in the United States, it does just that. While many financial planners say that a family should not spend more than 10% of their income on childcare yearly, in some areas of the country that is just not possible. Many states out east, for example, have childcare institutions that charge as much yearly as it would cost to send those same children to college paying out-of-state tuition. [Read More]

3 Reasons Why Putting Your Child In Child Care Part Time Can Be A Great Thing

There are a lot of reasons why putting your child in part-time child care can be a great thing for all involved. Here are three reasons why. Gives You A Break One excellent reason to place your child in child care is to give yourself a break. It is hard work being a parent, and getting time to yourself is often difficult to come by, especially when your child is younger and/or you have more than one child. [Read More]

Why You Shouldn't Give Your Child Something To Do

Sometimes, kids simply get bored. They've run out of ideas for what to do and they come to you and say "I'm bored." As a parent, you might feel an impulse to try to find your child an activity. While this isn't always a bad thing, there are also some advantages to your child being bored and you will want to help your child come up with activities he or she can engage in. [Read More]

Three Of The Most Common Ways Children Are Unprepared For Preschool And How You Can Make Sure Your Child Is

Taking the step of enrolling your child in preschool can be emotional for both the parents and the children. While many parents enroll their child in preschool so they'll be ready for the rest of their school career, you don't want to send your child to preschool unprepared. Unfortunately, many parents do send children that aren't ready for certain situations. Here's a look at some of the most common ways children are unprepared for preschool, and how you can make sure your child is ready. [Read More]