Parenting

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The Obvious Summer Camp Option Parents Most Don’t Think About
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How to Stay Off Your Daycare’s “Bad Parents” List
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6 Tips for Raising Multilingual Children
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4 Ways to Handle Profanity from Your Kids (And Why It’s Not Just Your Fault!)
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Top 10 Apps For Parents of Preschoolers
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Working Parent Guilt: How Great Child Care Can Help
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10 “Sales Tips” To Get Your Kids Excited About Preschool EVERY Morning
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How to Find the Best Daycare for You
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CareLuLu Cutest Kids Photo Contest Starts Now!
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8 Car Seat Safety Tips for Safer Travels

The Obvious Summer Camp Option Parents Most Don’t Think About

Summer will be here before you know it and if you’re like most parents, you’re probably thinking about the best summer camp for your children. While you still have some time, you shouldn’t wait too long because many camps are already full.

I know what you’re going to say:

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How to Stay Off Your Daycare’s “Bad Parents” List

One of the things parents look for when evaluating a child care provider, whether it’s a child care center, preschool or home daycare, is the discipline policy. After all, we all know that our toddler or preschooler is going to misbehave at some point. So it’s important to know what happens when a child misbehaves at daycare.

I know what you’re thinking:

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6 Tips for Raising Multilingual Children

If you’re like most of us, you started to appreciate your own parents a lot more when you became a parent yourself. “Jeez, Mom, was I like that? Thanks for putting up with me!”

Even if your parents were multilingual, though, they may not have seen the point of raising you to be so. Times were very different back then. If that’s the case, you probably wish they had held your nose to the language grindstone when you were younger. Today the world is a small, fast place where fortune favors the multilingual.

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4 Ways to Handle Profanity from Your Kids (And Why It’s Not Just Your Fault!)

W hoa! Where did you hear that?

If your child uses a bad word at home, he or she may well have heard it from you. If you needed a reason to clean up your language, now you have a very powerful one!

On the other hand, there are a few reasons why it may not be completely your fault. For example:

Technology is quickly making parental controls a thing of the past. For example, the “best” clips from TV shows are: a) usually the “worst” for kids and b) usually available on YouTube. Parental controls are not perfect and let’s face it, these days it seems like children are born knowing how to circumvent them. Think for a second about what you were playing with when you were a kid. Well, your kid is playing with your smartphone. Go figure.

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Top 10 Apps For Parents of Preschoolers

I t seems like there is a new smartphone app coming out every day to handle some real or imagined inconvenience. And as you know there are plenty of real inconveniences associated with parenting!

Apps come and go (their popularity does, anyway) but the challenges that preschool parents face are fairly predictable. “Don’t forget that! I need it yesterday! Where is…?”

In this post, we present the top 10 app categories for preschool parents with a few examples of apps that are on the market. Some of the apps have been specifically designed for parents; some just provide solutions parents find particularly useful.

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Working Parent Guilt: How Great Child Care Can Help

Parents return to work after having children for a myriad of reasons. For some, it is out of financial necessity. For others, it’s because they genuinely love their jobs. But no matter the reason, that first day of daycare drop-off is hard on just about every parent. The working parent guilt is very real.

No matter how much a person loves his or her job, and no matter how ill-suited they feel about being a stay-at-home mom or stay-at-home dad, it is heart-breaking to hand the child they love so much off to someone else for 8 to 10 hours a day. It’s hard to miss the many “firsts” that occur over the course of early childhood development, and it is sad to not be the one there, kissing all the booboos and providing all the care.

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10 “Sales Tips” To Get Your Kids Excited About Preschool EVERY Morning

If you think about it, sales are a big part of parenting.  Especially repeat sales!  Every morning you probably have the same “sales pitch” that makes up the “Bed to Preschool Package Deal”.

Waking up instead of sleeping.  A real breakfast instead of cookies.  A clean shirt instead of the batman costume.   The list goes on…

But the real moment of truth is when it is actually time to jump in the car and go to daycare or preschool.  It’s just you, the idea of preschool, and the idea of home.  If your preschooler is going to be a tough customer that morning, that’s the moment when he will do it.

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How to Find the Best Daycare for You

There are many things to consider when searching for the best daycare for your family, which can understandably leave you feeling overwhelmed. Have no fear, in this post, we’ll walk through some of the main search criteria that parents use. This
should help you narrow down options and find the right child care.

Home-Based vs. Child Care Center
There are many benefits to both home-based care and centers. It comes down to the environment and benefits you feel are best for your child. For instance, home-based daycares typically offers more flexibility and can boast smaller groups of children which provides more one-on-one interaction and a “home-like” environment.  Centers typically offer a larger and more structured environment. They have clear cut rules for both kids and parents and there is no concern when it comes to working around someone else’s sick or vacation days, which may occur with a small home-based provider.

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CareLuLu Cutest Kids Photo Contest Starts Now!

That’s right. We are giving away a brand new Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition to the kiddo with the most votes in our Cutest Kids Photo Contest!

Upload your favorite picture of your child 0-6 years old and include #LuLuKids in the description for a chance to win.  You can enter once per week through April 30th, 2015.

If you have pictures that will warm hearts or make people laugh from the belly up, follow these simple steps and you could be our lucky winner!

  • Like us on Facebook.
  • Upload the cutest photo of your kids and use #LuLuKids in the description.
  • Share your photo with friends & family and ask them to vote.
  • Vote for your favorites by liking the picture and commenting.

Visit our gallery page regularly to see new photos and who is in the lead!

Click here to upload your adorable photos and enter for a chance to win an Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition!

8 Car Seat Safety Tips for Safer Travels

D id you know that there is a 75-90% misuse rate for car seats? With statistics that high the odds are that you are making at least one mistake that could compromise the safety of your child during a car accident.  This week marks Child Passenger Safety week and we would like to share 8 tips that you can use to reduce the misuse of car seats.

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