• 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

  • Spending Unstructured Time Together

    March 29, 2018

    Time off from school is a great opportunity for children to grow their brain and reconnect with caregivers.  Unstructured and unplugged time gives children’s brains the opportunity to exercise vital areas that may be neglected during the school week, and when caregivers offer children their full attention, they can help build stronger relationships.    Here are some…Read More

  • Habits for Life

    March 22, 2018

    We all know that some habits are tough to break.  See below for our tips on starting healthy eating habits at an early age! Prevent crankiness by feeding your children every 3 – 4 hours. Some children may need more than just breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If your child is one of them, make sure that…Read More