Understanding & Managing Childhood Obsessions

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Most of us can remember back to our own childhood to the days of dinosaurs, trainings, and princesses. As we raise our children, it’s easy to recognize this behavior as they develop their own favorite toys and habits. But how do we understand what crosses the line from healthy curiosity to full-blown fixation? Keep reading…

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Educational Summer Activities to Keep Your Kids Learning

Trying to keep children on a good learning path while also enjoying summer vacation can be tricky. It’s important that children continue their learning experience through summer. According to the National Summer Learning Association, a child can lose up to three months of previous progress in the summer without review. Summer also provides many creative…

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10 Reasons to Enroll in a Christian Preschool

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Location, cost, curriculum, quality – there are plenty of factors to consider when selecting the perfect preschool. For many families, the decision of whether to register their child for a religious preschool is either a no-brainer or a hot button topic. At Connection Point, we believe that children’s spiritual growth should be tended to and…

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Toddlers and Technology: 3 Keys for Creating Healthy Habits

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Growing up in today’s technological world essentially requires you to have a device in your home. But where does that leave us with our children? Finding a balance with how much and what type of screen time your child participates in is important so that they form healthy relationships with technology. Here are three keys…

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The Difference Between Praise and Encouragement

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Growing up, we are often unconsciously taught to believe that it’s about what we do and how well we do it that allows us to be accepted or loved. While praising our child may seem like a good thing, it can have opposite effects. The principle of unconditional love is one we can teach our…

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The Best Chores for Preschoolers & Toddlers

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The earlier you introduce your child to housework, the easier it will be to get them to help out in the future and the stronger lessons they will learn. In the early developmental stages of life, we have to be realistic and know that the point of chores isn’t that the child is doing the…

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The Connection Point Difference: Developing World Changers

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At Connection Point Early Learning Center, we are motivated by our mission of creating relevant experiences that equip children and families to achieve their full potential socially, spiritually, and educationally. We understand that, as a preschool, parents rely on our staff to create a clean and nurturing environment that prioritizes safety and encourages healthy early…

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5 Ways to Switch to Positive Language

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As parents, our words have the power to shape our children’s thinking and thus shape how they behave and who they become. Children are watching and learning from every move we make – our language included. Using negative language can cause children to think less of themselves and what they are capable of. In order…

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Understanding Tantrums: Why They Happen & Why They Should

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Understanding tantrums (or the inability to understand them) is just one of the frustrations that come with parenting a toddler. Another frustration comes from actually coping with tantrums and wondering if we are handling them correctly. In order to better understand how to react to and effectively manage temper tantrums, it’s important to understand what…

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