• Helping Anxious Kids

    April 26, 2018

    This week, our colleagues at the Child Mind Institute focus on what to do —and not do — when young children are anxious. 1. Don’t avoid things because they make your child anxious. As parents, it’s natural for us to want to protect children from suffering. But the best way to help kids overcome anxiety…Read More

  • Creating an Internet and Social Media Contract

    April 19, 2018

    Allowing children access to the Internet and Social Media can be a daunting endeavor for parents. Here are some tips to establish a healthy balance with your kids. Common Adult Worries About Children Using the Internet  Safety Inappropriate contact Bullying Privacy Addiction Impatience, immediate gratification Children will become lazy   The 5 E’s – Create…Read More

  • The sneezing season…

    April 12, 2018

    Environmental allergies are very common and can develop any time during childhood. Spring allergies (April/May) are caused by tree pollen released this time of year in the Northeast US.  Many children will suffer from annoying allergy symptoms in the spring! Here are a few tips for managing your children’s allergy symptoms… ___________________________________________ What causes allergies?  Try…Read More

  • The Effects of Background TV

    April 5, 2018

    In many households it’s common for the TV to remain on even when no one is watching. Turns out, there’s more harm associated with this practice other than wasting energy! A study has found that in the United States children listen to around 4 hours of background TV a day, and this exposure has been…Read More

  • Understanding Discipline Myths

    April 5, 2018

    There are lots of myths about which punishments work… We’ve broken down a few of the most popular Myth #1 – Punishment changes bad behavior. Even though you may feel like punishment works, it usually only curbs the behavior momentarily. As your child adapts to your punishment, unwanted behaviors tend to return faster. So, the…Read More