TLC Donation Drive for Room to Grow: The JOY of Giving

The Loved Child is hosting a collection drive forRoom to Grow. Share the JOY of giving this holiday season with your children and donate bottles (new), books (like new), and blankets (like new). Drop off locations include Belmont Books, The ToyShop of Belmont,...
Autumn Homemade Play Dough (100% safe!)

Autumn Homemade Play Dough (100% safe!)

Today is officially the first day of fall! Why not celebrate this special day by making homemade playdough with your little one(s)? The Loved Child LOVES the following easy recipe. Unlike commercial playdough, this playdough is 100% safe for children who are still...
Is your parenting style more like a Gardener or Carpenter?

Is your parenting style more like a Gardener or Carpenter?

The autumn semester of TLC Play & Parenting has begun! What a perfect way to begin the fall semester by discussing the latest book by the developmental psychologist, Alison Gopnik, The Gardener, and the Carpenter. Class adult participants are encouraged to read a...
I’m not getting ANYTHING done at home!

I’m not getting ANYTHING done at home!

The first Adult Discussion Topic for the TLC Infancy & Parenting class focuses on that very common feeling some of us may be experiencing as new parents: the realization that you are not getting anything done at home. We hope after reading the compassionate...
TLC Parent Workshop Topics

TLC Parent Workshop Topics

The Loved Child (TLC Family Center) offers a variety of expert-facilitated parent workshops for expecting parents and those with babies, toddlers, and young children. These workshops are held at the TLC Family Center typically during evening and weekend hours. TLC...
Touchpoints | A Beneficial Parenting Concept for ALL Caregivers

Touchpoints | A Beneficial Parenting Concept for ALL Caregivers

Now that you have been introduced to the Touchpoints concept, you will probably notice that when your baby acquires a new developmental skill, another area of development or behavior will plateau or even regress. For example, your little one has been sleeping through...
Welcome to TLC Play & Parenting Classes at The Loved Child

Welcome to TLC Play & Parenting Classes at The Loved Child

Welcome to TLC Play & Parenting Classes at The Loved Child! As always, we have planned a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate, and open-ended group activities for the children. Families will receive the TLC Play & Parenting Class Newsletter in...
Parent Self-Care: Making YOU Top Priority

Parent Self-Care: Making YOU Top Priority

A semester of TLC Play & Parenting classes will never pass by without at least one week dedicated to parent self-care. This week (perfectly timed with the beginning of the holiday season) we will address the need for parents to make themselves (not their...
Teaching Young Children to be Grateful

Teaching Young Children to be Grateful

At first glance, this week’s topic may appear developmentally not appropriate for caregivers of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers attending TLC Play & Parenting classes. You may feel that discussing the necessity of teaching our little ones about gratitude...
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....