Toddler Tips Blog

The Early Learning Centers of Lubbock is dedicated to providing resources to young children and families to create successful futures. Our Toddler Tips Blog is one of the resources we want to share to help create successful futures.

This blog is devoted to providing parents adequate resources to develop stronger family connections and relationships between parents and their kids. From setting effective and age-appropriate boundaries to knowing when your child is uncomfortable in social situations, we’re here to help.

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7 Behavioral and Emotional Red Flags in Children

June 16, 2023

Children, like adults, experience a wide range of emotions and behaviors as they navigate the complex world around them.

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A Parent’s Guide to Managing Aggressive Toddler and Preschooler Behavior

June 2, 2023

Parenting is a rewarding but challenging journey, especially when dealing with aggressive behavior in toddlers and preschoolers.

Healthy Internet Habits for Parents

May 19, 2023

It’s normal to worry about your child’s safety online. Internet safety begins with us as parents and we should be teaching our children the best safety habits.

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A Parent’s Guide to Better Bedtimes

May 5, 2023

Does your child wake you up in the middle of the night? Fight going to sleep? Wake up in your bed? Here is your guide to help make bedtime easier!

How to Use Gentle Parenting

April 21, 2023

Are you wanting to incorporate gentle parenting into your lifestyle? Here are a few ways you can bring gentle parenting into your everyday routine.

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10 Things You Can Do To Prevent Child Abuse

April 7, 2023

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and we’re giving you resources for ways to prevent child abuse. Here are 10 things you can do as a parent to prevent child abuse.

10 Ways to Prevent Child Abuse

March 24, 2023

Have you ever thought about the ways you could make a difference in a child’s life? As April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, we want to give you a list of 10 ways you can help prevent child abuse and how you can make an impact.

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A Parent’s Guide to Your Child’s Hygiene

March 10, 2023

Bath time can range from delightful and fun to dreadful and a challenge. We know just how often children need to bathe and when they can do it on their own.

Filling Your Child’s Emotional Cup

February 24, 2023

Every child has an emotional cup that needs to be filled with love, affection, security and attention.

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How You Can Show Respect to Your Child

February 10, 2023

There are several ways to help your child learn respect and feel respected in return!

5 Reasons Why Preschool is Important for Your Child

January 27, 2023

Sending your child off to school for the first time can be hard and scary, especially when they seem so young. Giving your child a quality preschool education will, however, set them up for greater success in every aspect of their life!

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How to Teach Your Child Manners

January 13, 2023

Teaching good manners can be a little tricky. The best approach combines direct instruction, modeling the behaviors you want to see, and reinforce your expectations with praise and consequences.

Redirecting Behavior: How to Redirect Challenging Behavior

December 30, 2022

Redirecting behavior is one strategy to use to stop a challenging behavior from escalating. While it may take some time and patience to redirect behavior effectively, it’s a valuable skill for all caregivers, educators and parents to have.

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10 Toy Safety Tips This Holiday Season

December 16, 2022

The holidays are in full swing and your children may already be receiving gifts from friends and family. Some toys may seem harmless but every year, many children are injured by their favorite toys.

Car Seat Safety

December 2, 2022

The best way to keep your child safe in the car this holiday season is to use the right car seat in the right way. Here are some car seat safety tips to protect your most precious cargo!

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Black Friday Safety Tips

November 23, 2022

Black Friday is almost here and that means we can buy awesome Christmas gifts at low prices, but is Black Friday itself a huge price to pay? Every year, there are incidents that make shoppers wonder if the shopping trip is worth it.

5 Ways to Keep Calm While Traveling with Your Kids

November 15, 2022

With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time you’re probably planning a break away. While you may be thinking, “how am I going to survive hours on end with my restless children?” a vacation with your little ones doesn’t necessarily mean you have to lose your calm.

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Safe Infant Sleep

October 27, 2022

There are steps you, and others who care for your baby, can take to prevent these deaths and ensure safe infant sleep.

How to Talk With Your Child Age-Appropriately

October 14, 2022

Good communication with your children helps them develop their language skills. Communication with your children improves your bond and encourages them to feel free to talk with and listen to you.

Signs a Child May Be Bullying Others

September 26, 2022

With bullying becoming a growing epidemic, one out of four children are bullied during the school year. As parents, we will be concerned that our children may be bullied in school, but what if our child is the one being mean to other friends?

10 Signs of Bullying

September 12, 2022

There are many signs that may indicate a child is affected by bullying. Recognizing these warning signs is an important first step in taking action against bullying, because not all children will or can ask for help.

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How to Help Your Child with Social Anxiety

August 30, 2022

Social anxiety in children is more than just a fear of interacting with or making friends. Children with social anxiety are fearful of situations in which they may be judged or scrutinized by others.

Why Reading to Your Child is Important

August 23, 2022

There are so many benefits to reading to your child, at any age! Their minds are hard at work, taking in the language their parents say and the lessons the characters learn in the stories.

6 Back to School Tips for You and Your Kids

August 15, 2022

Back to school season can be very exciting and scary at the same time for both parents and children. Here are 6 tips to help you prepare for school!

How to Help Your Kid Set Boundaries With Technology

August 10, 2022

We may ask ourselves, “how do we navigate setting boundaries to limit our kids’ screen time?”

4 Ways to Help Your Child Manage Frustration

July 29, 2022

We know how powerful anger and frustration can be. When it comes to children, their strong emotions can trigger intense reactions.

5 Ways to Help Your Toddler Understand Their Emotions

July 21, 2022

 As a child grows older, managing their strong range of emotions (self-regulation) is one of the most important factors to be successful in school, work and relationships!

Setting Effective and Age-Appropriate Boundaries for Kids

June 28, 2022

We all know kids need boundaries, but when it comes to setting and enforcing those boundaries, it can be extremely difficult!

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