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Our Blog: August 25, 2011

Tackle Your Worries and Make the Back-to-School Season Fun

Battling back-to-school worries?  This time of year, parents have many questions – from how to transition from a laid back summer schedule to a busy school time routine, to concerns about discipline, behavior, and potty training.  Take a deep breath and take out your calendar.  Join a back-to-school live chat presented by Learning Care Group on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 9:00-10:30 pm. ET hosted by Dr. Heather Wittenberg, a licensed child psychologist and mother of four children.

The chat will be held simultaneously on the Facebook home pages for Learning Care Group’s school brands – Childtime, The Children’s Courtyard, La Petite Academy and Tutor Time.  Participate by clicking on any of the links below:

Dr. Heather specializes in the development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers – and parents. Come hear her practical, real-world advice about parenting young children.  Get your toughest questions ready:

  • Is my child ready?
  • What if he has a meltdown?
  • How can I prevent separation anxiety?
  • How will she adjust to the new schedule?

“It’s back to school at my house, too,” Dr. Heather notes.  “I’ll tell you why my 5-year-old already ‘hates’ recess, how my 21-month-old has started awakening at night again – and what we’re doing to help ease their transition to this new, busy time of year.  I’ll share my own hard-won parenting tips – which I’ve ‘road tested’ in my own home – and fact-checked with the newest, best child-development research.  I can’t wait to ‘talk’ with all of you online with our new video format!”

Just for joining the conversation, eight chat participants will have a chance to win a $100 Target® gift card (restrictions apply).  At the end of the chat, Dr. Heather will reveal a code word.  E-mail that code word to by 12 p.m. ET on Sept. 1, 2011 and you will be entered to win. (Be sure your e-mail subject line says Childtime, The Children’s Courtyard, La Petite Academy or Tutor Time.)

“Back to school is such an exciting time for all of our families,” said Stacy DeWalt, Chief Marketing Officer, Learning Care Group.  “We know that parents have many questions during this time of year, and we’re delighted to present this live chat to help make the back-to-school transition a smooth one.”

About Dr. Heather Wittenberg

Dr. Heather Wittenberg specializes in the development of babies, toddlers, young children – and parents. She offers no-hype, practical advice rooted in science and road-tested in her own home as the mother of four young children.  Dr. Heather has helped thousands of parents over the years, finding individualized, workable solutions that help make parenting easier and more fun.  She works from her island home in Hawaii, where she lives with her husband (also a shrink), and their four children.  Dr. Heather’s parenting and child-development advice can also be found on her website –


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