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When It Comes to Child Discipline, Double Up on Praise, and Ditch Harsh Punishment

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

According to the experts, many popular child-discipline tricks may be setting parents (and kids) up for failure. According to current research, common tactics — such as withholding treasured items — fail to improve a child’s behavior. Instead, taking a more positive approach, with less harsh discipline, proves more effective. Dr. Alan E. Kazdin from Yale University suggests that parents dole out at least three or four times as many instances of praise for good behavior as time-outs for bad behavior. Additionally, giving calm verbal reprimands is more effective than shouting to express one’s disapproval of a child’s behavior. Experts also recommend that parents use specific, clear instructions instead of vague, conditional commands in order to foster children’s cooperation.

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Why We Should Vote

Monday, August 6th, 2012

A Message from the Desk of Art O’Hara, Executive Director, R’Club Child Care, Inc.

Ron Starns and Mayor Bill Foster at our 5th Celebration Breakfast


“The Government is useless, there is nothing they can do to make our lives better, the rising prices, the unemployment, the escalating crime rate…they have no answers”, so say many. “Well, if the many are really concerned about all these things, they should have voted!” “Maybe a better candidate would have won, and maybe he or she would have taken some effective measures for improvement… (more…)

R’Club Summer Learning Prevention Program

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Students enrolled in our summer programs that attended “Title 1” schools during the 2011-2012 school year are taking part in a program to counteract the learning loss that occurs during the summer break. This project is a cooperative effort with United Way Tampa Bay.   (more…)

Wacky Wizards

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012






R’Club provides children with an opportunity to explore the sciences in a variety of ways. Science is the “S” in STEM which is currently a huge initiative in the world of education. It is our goal to extend our children’s learning within our before and after care environment, therefore supporting and building upon what they have learned in school. Children are naturally


Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

I’m writing today to sincerely thank you for such an outstanding and crucial program your organization is providing for so many families.

Parenting is hard and humbling for all of us but HIPPY has guided us with very timely and wise advice and has also made it easier and more fun for us to teach our 4-year old daughter to develop various Pre-K skills. (more…)

R’Club Success Stories

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Good morning! I am writing to tell you how much I appreciate the efforts of R’Club at our school. We recently had a Black History Celebration, and it was very impressive. Moreover, our students participated in several performances that enabled them to learn about the fine talents of our black men and women throughout the history of our nation.   (more…)

Preschool Field Trip

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

. . . I took a group of my students to the R’Club on 94th Ave N (R’Club’s Early Learning Academy) to see what a “real” preschool is like. We have 3 classes here at Sanders and it’s just not the same in the public school system.


Importance of Early Childhood Education

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012






Early Childhood Education is very important for young children. The capacity of the brain absorbs new learning peaks at age 3. Research shows that a Toddler’s brain develops over one hundred trillion brain synapses. A brain synapse is the “wiring between the brain cells that grasps learning.” It is during this period of life that the human brain has the highest potential for new learning.


Welcome to “Commitment to Character” (C2C) at R’Club

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

“Commitment to Character” continues in the summer in all R’Club programs with a focus on the following words of the month:

June: Courage- Being brave in difficult situations, challenging yourself.
July: Patriotism- Demonstrating allegiance to one’s country.
August: Respect – Treating yourself and others with courtesy and consideration (more…)

R’Club is Important . . .

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012







Every month the youth at John Hopkins R’Club visit Bridges to Learning Preschool to read to the children. The children really enjoy the reading and interaction and our R’Club kids get to see first hand that they can be positive role models for younger children. (more…)