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April 17, 2018     Category: Negative behaviorPositive ReinforcementBitingBehavior

Toddlers are adorable – they give hugs when least expected . . . they squeal with delight . . . and look with wonder at each new experience.But toddlers sometimes are not so precious when they kick, scream or especially bite! Though biting is very common in children of this age, it is of little comfort when your toddler bites. You certainly do not want your child labeled as a threat in a play group, nor do you want your child to be expelled from a childcare center because of biting. This possibility is especially troubling for working p...

October 26, 2017     Category: Behavior

Does Your Child Struggle With Perfectionism?It can be quite a challenge dealing with a child who struggles with perfectionism.There's no denying at T's Learning Centers we think all our toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartener's are perfect, in the 'apple-of-our-eye' kind of way; however, we don't expect perfectionism from them.Perfectionism is “a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable,” but the word carries more significance in our achievement-obsessed culture. Perfection really does not exist – it is r...

October 26, 2017     Category: LyingBehavior

Does your child have a problem with lying?It's best to tackle the tough issues, like when your young child lies, early on.Try and think of the times in your life that you lied – and think of why!Were you afraid that the truth would get you in trouble or how others would react if you told the truth?Or were you simply ashamed or just wished things were different?Whatever the reasons were for your lies, consider how to respond when your children lie and how to encourage them to find and express the truth. It is the way to build relationships tha...

May 22, 2017     Category: Potty TrainingGoalsBehaviorPreparationStrategiesToddler

Meeting the Challenges of Potty Training Potty training is best achieved when the least amount of stress is present. It is wise not to plan training during any big life events such as a move, major holidays, relationship change or stress, etc. Be sure to have big girl or big boy pants ready and available and already have decided between a potty chair and potty seat. (A potty seat is the child-size toilet seat that attaches to your current toilet seat. A potty chair is a freestanding child-size “toilet”.) And lastly have fortitude ...

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...