• Doctor Phobias

    January 12, 2017

    Being scared of the doctor (even the doctor’s office!) is a normal developmental phase, but dealing with a fearful child can be difficult. Here are a few PARENT tips to help: 1. Try to understand that visiting the doctor can be a difficult experience. Figure out if you think your child will feel better if…Read More

  • Shake It Up

    January 11, 2017

    At the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, we are always trying to find people who are inspiring kids across the city.  Below are some suggestions about introducing girls to sports and physical activity from Vanessa Kroll Bennett, founder of Dynamo Girl. Girls are looking for their sports experiences to be fun and low pressure.  Here are…Read More

  • How to Soothe a Newborn

    January 1, 2017

    It is normal for babies to cry when they are hungry, tired, overstimulated, have a dirty diaper or are ill.  Sometimes babies seem to cry for no reason.  It can be very frustrating to be around a crying baby.  If you feel overwhelmed and/or angry, try to get someone to help you care for the…Read More

  • How to Handle Biting

    January 1, 2017

    Here at the Mount Sinai Parenting Center we receive many questions about hard to manage child behavior.  In this blog post, Bronwyn Charlton, PhD, Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Co-Founder of SeedlingsGroup, details her response to a common parental complaint. Question: I have tried everything…Read More

  • Falls and Head Injuries

    January 1, 2017

    Falls are almost always scary, but not always serious. Here are a few tips for caregivers and providers to remember about falls. Focus on Prevention. Simple Steps to Prevent Falls Include: Babies should never be left alone on a changing table, a couch, a bed, or any other piece of furniture. When your baby is on…Read More