Quit Bullying Yourself!

Quit Bullying Yourself!

We are at that time of the semester – the one week of the semester where we focus completely on us– the tender loving caregivers of our children. In past semesters our class discussions have focused on topics such as practicing mindfulness, easing...
Distracted Parenting

Distracted Parenting

One may think this week’s parent topic, Distracted Parenting, will be one of those class discussions when you leave TLC feeling more guilty than you did when you walked in. Hopefully, this will NOT be the case- especially after our discussion last week around...
Racial Bias in Young Children

Racial Bias in Young Children

Research has clearly demonstrated that babies recognize when faces are of a race different from their own. Of course, at this young age, babies do not hold negative (or positive) beliefs about these racial differences. When do children begin making judgments around...
Healthy Family Eating: SNACKS 101

Healthy Family Eating: SNACKS 101

As parents ourselves, we know preparing and feeding our children can be a (very) stressful component of parenting. For some of us, we worried our little ones aren’t eating enough healthy foods. For other loving caregivers, we worry that perhaps our children are...
Three Common Parenting Mistakes

Three Common Parenting Mistakes

Last week, we began the spring semester with an overview discussion focused on which parenting strategies we value and plan to (or already) implement in our homes. This week, the TLC Parent Topic will be more specific and supportive around parenting young children. We...
Parenting Strategies To Set Kids Up For Success

Parenting Strategies To Set Kids Up For Success

Life has no guarantees. As adults, we certainly know this well. However, supposedly, based on numerous research studies, there are some parenting strategies more likely to set children up for success. Take a moment to read through the 11 strategies that parents of...
The Cure for Whining

The Cure for Whining

Our next two parent topics are committed to supporting parents around children’s challenging behaviors. Rebecca Eanes, the author of the best-seller book Positive Parenting, surveyed over 9000 parents and asked them what were the top behaviors that made parents...
The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Parents

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Parents

A TLC semester doesn’t go by without dedicating at least one week’s parent topic to Healthy Family Sleep. This week’s article will be sure to bring up some interesting class conversation: sleep deprivation specifically for new fathers. Supposedly,...
What Young Children Need from Their Parents

What Young Children Need from Their Parents

We wouldn’t be surprised if many of you are already familiar with the following interview aired on NPR last February with Erika Christakis, professor, and author of The Importance of Being Little. Please take a moment to review Christakis’ important...
How Much Do Parents Matter?

How Much Do Parents Matter?

This week’s TLC’s Parent Topic is fascinating. We will be discussing the research of Dr. Robert LeVine and his wife, Sarah, in their recently published book, Do Parents Matter? Please take a moment before class to read the following article from The...