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November 20, 2016     Category: Goodbye TimeBehavior

Good goodbyes with barely a whimper – how it’s done! If your child doesn't even whimper when dropped off at daycare or Grandma's, it’s a moment that will eventually change. Just at the time when you least expect it – whether going to the bathroom or out for an evening – your child will go into full tantrum mode over the displeasure of your pending departure. The goal: To get your little one comfortable at the thought of saying goodbye. And, yes, it can be done—even with the clingiest kid. Separations are a part of every ch...

November 20, 2016     Category: BehaviorLessonsKids

My child can be “annoying” – does that make me a bad parent? Does any of this sound familiar? “She’s so loud and annoying!” “My little one’s energy level is over the top!” “I swore I would never have an obnoxious child – but I do!” Do you feel so frustrated when dealing with your child’s boundless energy – incessant chatter – their little hands touching everything within reach – and a thousand “Whys” a day? It is a challenge dealing with a child’s spirited temperament especially if the p...

November 20, 2016     Category: MissingKidsParentsSafety

What to Do if Your Child Gets Lost!Losing a child in a crowd is a parent’s worst nightmare. Most parents or caregivers have experienced the terror of not being able to find their child, whether in a shopping center, at an amusement park, watching a parade, in a store – just about anywhere – often in your own neighborhood. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that about 350,000 children a year become temporarily separated from a parent or a caregiver for at least an hour. Further, these numbers only show reported incidents and doe...

October 02, 2016     Category: CraftsHalloweenSeasons

Crafty Fall Fun for ChildrenFall is such a beautiful, fun season for kids. We know T's Learning Center's 'little pumpkins' seem to have lots of extra energy and excitement this special time of year! Leaves turn into bright and beautiful colors, Halloween is full of goblins and ghosts, Thanksgiving celebrations call for turkeys and pilgrims; this is a perfect time to create some festive autumn crafts with your children! Why not head out on a walk or create a treasure hunt to gather from nature’s finest autumn treasures! Here are...

October 02, 2016     Category: BehaviorSleepPreparationCommunication

Fussing Over Your Child's NaptimeEvery parent knows this familiar scenario all too well: Your toddler gives all the signals of being exhausted and needing sleep — she yawns and rubs her eyes, flops on the floor, and bursts into tears of frustration at the slightest thing — but she still won't go down for a nap.There actually is a very simple explanation: Toddlers fight the urge to rest because they are too interested in what's going on around them. Your curious toddler has so much to see and do and is afraid that if she sleeps, she'll be mi...

October 02, 2016     Category: FluColdsSicknessHealth

Flu and Cold Season 2018 Beware!Reports are indicating that the flu season is likely to be bad this year. Many states are reporting widespread flu outbreak already.It's never fun when flu season arrives and no matter what as parents,  we worry if it will come to our house. At our T's Learning Center locations in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine areas, we do everything we can to minimize germs and exposure. Each center is equipped with sanitation stations called ZONO and that helps a lot. We also teach our kids good hygiene habits to help...

October 02, 2016     Category: BehaviorBullyingLife Lessons

Yes, it's your child who is the bully.It's hard for a parent to believe or accept that is their child who is actually the 'bully of the block.The phone rings. It’s a call from the school: Your child's in trouble for bullying. Most parents will say, “No way, not my kid!” and get defensive. But every kid is capable of bullying, even the nicest.So why do kids bully? Studies say there are two main reasons. One reason is that popular and powerful children use bullying to maintain their power and popularity. Another reason is children who e...

September 11, 2016     Category: T's Learning Center

What makes T’s Learning Center kids special? Well, there’s a laundry list and each reason is one child’s name. In our eyes, it’s not just one thing that sets them apart and makes each special - it’s many! T’s Kids are THOUGHTFUL! We see a great deal of compassion and politeness in our children. It warms our hearts to see children helping and caring for one another. “Please” and “thank you” go a long way and we encourage courtesy and respect for each other. Our kids are quick to make a wrong right and to turn t...

September 11, 2016     Category: RoutineFoodBreakfast

Become a Morning Hero!Breakfast is brain food, but it can be a challenge to feed the kids healthfully and get out the door in time for school – so let’s break the old breakfast routine and step up the Goodness (and good for you) Game! Toss out cereal boxes – pop the Pop Tarts into the trash – and watch the kids jump out of bed excited for breakfast! (Yes, and about now you’re hearing angels sing in unison too right?!) The most important meal of the day needs a makeover and it can actually be quite fun! Say the words, ...

September 11, 2016     Category: NappingSleep

Healthy Sleep Makes for Healthy and Happy Kids!Children between 2 and 4 sleep approximately 11 to 12 hours a night and take a single one-to three-hour nap each afternoon. What’s the best plan for your child? Here are some facts that might help you determine the right strategy. “Grow, grow.” ~The Talmud “Did that child grow overnight?” Well they absolutely could have! According to studies at the Children’s National Medical Center, growth hormones are typically secreted during deep sleep. Think of how much sleep a baby requi...