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December 03, 2016     Category: StressKidsParents

Keeping Stress to a Minimum During the HolidaysDo the holidays bring more stress than joy for you and your family at times? Don’t break a sweat. Here some tips to keep the holidays in perspective for you and your child so you aren’t losing sight of what really matters most. Keep It Simple First things first: make a list of your holiday projects and events and then prioritize them. Keep your expectations realistic. It’s absolutely okay to not attend every dang holiday related event or office party. Don’t beat yourself up ...

November 20, 2016     Category: KidsFun

Tablecloth tents, cardboard castles and other indoor adventures! Playing is important to children. It is the way they practice growing up. Anything children can play with safely can be a toy, but even a playroom filled to the brim with toys can occasionally become boring for a little one. Occasionally children need a new place to stimulate their imagination. An indoor play tent or fort is a perfect way to add interest to your child's play area and can be the perfect activity for a rainy day.A blanket or sheet and odd pieces of furnitu...

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: PreparationCommunicationBehaviorNappingSleep

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...