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Throwing Food: Babies’ Challenging Behaviors

Throwing Food: Babies’ Challenging Behaviors

We have come to that time in the semester when we dedicate two consecutive weeks to addressing challenging behaviors in young children. This week we will focus on the common (and annoying) behavior of little ones throwing food off the high chair during mealtimes....
To Praise or Not to Praise

To Praise or Not to Praise

We have no doubt that this week’s TLC Parent Topic has caused some confusion in our parenting lives – to praise or not to praise? Let’s start with a familiar example: your child just finished creating an impressive tower with duplo blocks. Without...
Eat With Your Kids

Eat With Your Kids

Every semester we dedicate at least one class parent discussion to healthy family eating. Why? Simply put, research clearly demonstrates the positive connections between family meals and early brain development, overall health, and mental health outcomes....