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

Welcome to TLC Play & Parenting Classes

Welcome to the second semester of TLC Play & Parenting Classes at The Loved Child! TLC Play & Parenting classes for Semester Two begin the week of January 29th, 2018 and last through Friday, June 1st, 2018.  We will not host TLC Play & Parenting classes...
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....
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....
Who is YOUR Child? Understanding Temperament in Young Children

Who is YOUR Child? Understanding Temperament in Young Children

All children are born with a distinct temperament. As parents we can’t control this raw material, but we can try to give our children the environment that will best help them to make the most of their potential. Before we move on to more specific parenting questions...
Supporting Your Child Falling Asleep: Healthy Family Sleep

Supporting Your Child Falling Asleep: Healthy Family Sleep

Our first Parent Topic of the semester- Finding a New Normal Together– clearly supports the necessity for parents (and caregivers) to receive both social support and parenting education while caring for young children. Now that we are all familiar with the...