• Calm Down Jars

    February 1, 2017

    The falling snow in NYC yesterday reminded us of glitter calm down jars,  used to promote emotion regulation in children. Simply mix warm water, some glitter glue, and food coloring into an empty water bottle or mason jar. Have your child shake the calm down jar and watch as the glitter swirls and settles to the…Read More

  • Getting Kids to Listen

    January 26, 2017

    A lot goes into helping your child become a good listener and following your requests.   Knowing that it can be extremely frustrating for parents and caregivers to feel “ignored” and stay cool, we’ve developed the following tips to try and keep in mind. Ask the “right” way. Get down to eye level and get close. Children…Read More

  • Screen Time

    January 24, 2017

    Screens and screen-time are a concern for most caregivers. Finding the right balance for your family can be tricky – and often stressful.  Check out this link for suggestions for “No-Phone Zones” from Perri Klass, MD, Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University and National Medical Director of Reach Out and Read, and…Read More

  • The Flu Shot

    January 19, 2017

      There has been an increase in influenza in the New York area the past 2 weeks.  Getting the flu shot is now more important than ever and is recommended for all children 6 months of age and older. We know from personal and professional experience that getting the flu shot is an important, but…Read More

  • Transitioning to a Big-Kid Bed

    January 17, 2017

    The transition to a new and BIG bed is an important milestone.  Below are some tips for caregivers   Start with a well-rested kid! During the transition, kids can lose some sleep.  Therefore, it is best to start with a full tank! Read & Tell Stories A few suggested titles include: My Own Big Bed…Read More