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Higher Obesity Risk for Children Watched by Grandparents

As busy working parents with two young children, my wife and I have often considered leaving our kids with their grandparents instead of daycare. When they were really young, it seemed like the rational choice. Our kids would be supervised by...

It's Toothbrush Time for Toddlers in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has mandated toothbrush time for kids in day care facilities. Credit: Getty Images
Day care providers have an additional brushing activity for youngsters, and it's not using a paint brush. Massachusetts has added dental care to...

Parents pulling kids from daycare because of finances

The economy is hitting families every which way, and the latest casualty is childcare. According to the Associated Press, some parents are pulling kids from daycare because they can no longer foot the bill. The article cites one center in...

When you can't get a sitter

Ever have one of those nights? You really need to get out of the house, perhaps spend some time with your spouse, significant other or just yourself, but you can't get a sitter. Or, maybe you had a sitter and he/she bailed on you at the last...

Inside scoop: being a daycare provider

I've mentioned before how utterly grateful I am for Nolan's daycare provider. I met Carrie in Grade 11 French class, in the days of skinny legs and acne angst. We were a little homely and a lot insecure and she has been my best friend for almost 15...

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