Parenting Tips

Parenting Tips

Parenting Tip Tuesday with Lake Area Discovery Center Behavioral Specialist, Dr. Jenna Edlund

Parenting can be one of the greatest joys, but it is a role that doesn’t come without challenges! At Lake Area Discovery, we are here to help. As a top-rated Early Childhood Education program serving infants-age 5, we seek to support parents and children in a creative environment that promotes Christian values, honors diversity, and fosters fellowship within the greater community. Most importantly, in partnership with YOU, the parent, we help each child grow in God’s love.

In support of our amazing parents and children, we have created a NEW video series, “Parenting Tip Tuesday,” where we will be offering monthly parenting tips – shared by Lake Area Discovery Center Child Behavioral Specialist, Dr. Jenna Edlund. View the videos below or on our Facebook and Instagram pages! And be sure to follow us today!

Note that all information shared in the videos and handouts below are derived from the latest early childhood education research, studies, and best-in-class practices.

Parenting Tip #3 – Interventions in Everyday Settings

In our third edition of “Parenting Tip Tuesday,” Dr. Jenna Edlund, LADC’s behavioral specialist, discusses the importance of interventions in everyday settings. Learning how to embed learning in everyday activities is one of the most important ways to support your child’s growth and development in early childhood. Watch the video to learn more, and access the LADC Interventions in Everyday Settings handout for specific examples while exploring four ways to increase your child’s communication skills.


Parenting Tip #2 – Resilience

This month, we are focusing on the importance of building resilience in children. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from hard challenges that life brings, and something we must help children acquire over time through life experiences. Research shows that resilience in children is linked to more success in school/life and the ability to build more positive relationships. Watch the video to learn four ways you can start building resilience in your children now. To learn more, view our LADC Resilience Handout.


Parenting Tip #1 – Selective Attention

This month, we are highlighting the behavioral tip “Selective Attention,” where Dr. Jenna encourages you to give your attention to positive behaviors to help increase their frequency, and ignore undesirable behaviors to achieve the opposite effect. Watch the video below! To learn more, view our LADC Selective Attention Handout.