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

Join Learning Care Group's Live Chat with Dr. Heather Wittenberg, The BabyShrink

Aug 26, 2011, 05:14 ET from Learning Care Group

NOVI, Mich., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Battling back-to-school worries?  This time of year, parents have many questions – from how to transition from a laidback 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 on Facebook 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.

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The chat will be held simultaneously on the Facebook pages for Learning Care Group's school brands – Childtime, The Children's Courtyard, La Petite Academy and Tutor Time.  Follow this link to participate:  http://learningcaregroup.com/2011/08/tackle-your-worries-and-make-the-back-to-school-season-fun/

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 noted.  "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 BacktoSchoolChat@gmail.com 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 Learning Care Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Novi, Mich., Learning Care Group provides early education and care services to children ages six weeks to 13 years under its umbrella of brands: The Children's Courtyard, Childtime Learning Centers, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited and Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers.  Learning Care Group operates more than 1,000 schools (corporate and franchise) across 36 states, the District of Columbia and internationally, and has a system-wide capacity to serve 156,000 children.

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 be found on her website - http://www.babyshrink.com or through http://learningcaregroup.com/blog/

SOURCE Learning Care Group