Verdict?  Not Guilty! Going Back to Work Doesn’t Make You a Bad Parent

Verdict? Not Guilty! Going Back to Work Doesn’t Make You a Bad Parent

“Mommy, why do you have to go to work?” Ah, the dreaded question for working parents that leave every day. That question creates double the guilt for parents who have the option to stay at home but choose to go back to work. When my two girls were bab...

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The Myth Of The Perfect Parent

The Myth Of The Perfect Parent

The perfect parent is something we all strive to be, but what is perfect parenting? When I found out I was pregnant, I immediately started thinking what kind of parent I would be and how I would raise my child. Everything from formula vs. breast feeding, ...

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How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children

How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children

As a parent, you have an incredible influence on the type of person your child will become. Early childhood is a critical time for development and it is incredibly important to make sure that your child’s needs are met not only at home, but also in thei...

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6 Tips for Getting Ready for the First Day of Kindergarten

6 Tips for Getting Ready for the First Day of Kindergarten

August may be vacation time, but it’s also time to think about the new school year. By now, if you have a youngster entering Kindergarten, your new school may have sent you an intimidating envelope full of forms and information. Don’t panic! Here are ...

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Welcome to the New Sparkles! Parenting Blog

Welcome to the New Sparkles! Parenting Blog

Sparkles! is very pleased to welcome you to our brand new blog! Since we started in child care services more than 23 years ago in 1991, we have prided ourselves on our expertise in education and early childhood development. Now we’re thrilled to have a ...

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