The Best Things Can Come in Tiny Packages
We have learned in our TEACUP Preemie Program® that sometimes the best things come in tiny packages. When Baby Cheyenne was born at 24 weeks, weighing only 12 ounces, her ... Read More
A Sweet Night at The Great Charity Challenge
On Saturday, February 4, 2023, an entire community came together to #BeTheChange and celebrate the 14th annual Great Charity Challenge sponsored by Fidelity Investments®. Wellington International transformed into a candy ... Read More
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: The Children’s Healing Institute “steps out” to help build capable, more confident parents for kids.
“For more than 35 years The Children’s Healing Institute has been dedicated to building capable, more confident parents, so that children can grow up in a warm, loving, and safe ... Read More
The Great Charity Challenge is our hero.
Not all superheroes wear capes – some arrive on the scene in a waistcoat, breeches, & riding boots. On Saturday, February 6, 2021, an amazing team of equestrians came together ... Read More
FirstPlay® infant story-massage gives parents in TEACUP Preemie Program® tools for soothing, engaging, and playing with their babies
Our TEACUP Preemie Program is bringing VIRTUAL FirstPlay to our little preemies and their loving parents! Look at beautiful little Serenyty, learning about the “little birdie” in FirstPlay’s “Baby Tree ... Read More
60-plus kids rolled out on new bikes, thanks to a donation from across the country to the Children’s Healing Institute
The Children’s Healing Institute, a nonprofit child abuse prevention center, distributed over 60 youth bikes to families enrolled in the Institute’s Parent Aide and TEACUP® Preemie programs on Saturday, May ... Read More
It’s a big world out there! (So how do we teach our children to be safe?)
As our little ones gain independence, parents are tasked with teaching them how to be safe out in the world. Parents find themselves teaching the concept of “stranger danger” to ... Read More
The 5 Love Languages and Your Child
Did you know your child has a love language? (and so do you) Of all the millions of people in the world, no two are exactly the same. Each of ... Read More
Setting Family Intentions for the New Year
Ring in the New Year together with a tradition to inspire and connect. As we say goodbye to the old year and hello to the new, it’s natural to reflect ... Read More
Singing through the Holidays
For many of us, music is the heart of the holiday season. I have often said that I came into this world singing and never stopped. Although I believe that ... Read More
Gratitude Through Difficult Times
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. Between the sugar-rush of Halloween and the hustle and bustle of ... Read More
Spooky and Scary – When Children Have Fears
A child’s fear is a world whose dark corners are quite unknown to grownup people – Julien Green Look at those silly and spooky jack-o-lanterns! When we see them, we ... Read More
‘Tis the Season for Florida Fall Family Fun
(Say that 3 times fast!) Fall is almost here! It’s time for pumpkin spice, falling leaves from red, orange, and yellow trees, and crisp autumn air as the seasons change… ... Read More
Parent-Teacher Partnerships: the best back to school supply
With summer break is coming to a close, can you guess what students, parents, and teachers all have in common right now? All three are likely feeling a sense of ... Read More
Raising Independent Kids
Little children, from the moment in which they are weaned, are making their way toward independence. -Maria Monetessori In honor of Independence Day, we are celebrating wild and free childhoods, ... Read More
Dad. A tiny word for someone who makes a big difference.
Loving. Fun. Wise. Kind. Strong. Sweet. We love dads! Whether they’re rough housing with the kids or cracking “dad jokes”, we know they’re so much more than we may see ... Read More
Celebrating and Supporting Mothers
How wonderful the world is because of moms! We love Mother’s Day because it gives us an opportunity to celebrate the mother figures in our lives who raise us up ... Read More
Improving the lives of Children. Building Confident and Capable Parents.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which shines a light on the importance of families and communities working together to protect children and produce thriving families. At The Children’s ... Read More
Strong Women Raising Strong Children
Ask a strong woman about her greatest influences in life. Chances are, she will tell you that her own mother is at the top of the list. Studies show that ... Read More
What is the Most Important Love?
Most often, the first love we ever experience is from our parents and close family. What we learn from this early love forms the foundation for the love relationship we ... Read More
The Power of One.
Can one person make a difference? Of course – in fact, it’s hard not to. We each have our own ideas of what “making a difference” means and what it ... Read More
Want Joy? Start a Family Giving Tradition
‘Tis the season! Is there anyone who doesn’t like getting gifts? There is definitely joy in receiving. But, you probably also know that there is joy in giving, too. There’s ... Read More
Tiny Inspiration for Big Gratitude
November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and we want to shine a light on preemie moms and dads, who are some of the bravest people you will ever meet! Author Mary ... Read More
Getting Creative with Boredom!
Kids are naturals when it comes to being creative. October, with its changing of seasons and excitement of Halloween, brings wonderful opportunities to explore creativity with your family. Children are ... Read More
Self Care is the Best Care
September is International Self Care Month. We don’t think anyone would argue that self-care isn’t important. But what is it really? And how do you find the time for it? ... Read More