• Addressing Fears

    May 4, 2017

    Many young children have fears. Dealing with them requires sensitivity and empathy. Here are our tips for addressing fears in young children Take them seriously. Don’t laugh, tease or joke about fears. Logic doesn’t help. Trying to convince your child out of it can prolong the fear and destroy trust. Stay calm. Avoid any of your…Read More

  • Encouraging a Healthy Body Image

    April 27, 2017

      Talking to children about body image can be very tricky.  Here are some tips to encourage a positive body image Use Different Vocabulary Research shows that talking about bodies as being different and unique can help children to embrace different body types.  Instead of labeling someone as “fat” or “thin,” try and refer to all…Read More

  • Why Move Together?

    April 20, 2017

    This week, we launched the very first Mount Sinai Parenting Center Mighty Milers group!  Over 40 children ages 7 to 12 and their caregivers came out to run in Central Park alongside Mount Sinai volunteers from across multiple departments.  Hosted by the Parenting Center and Drs. Michael Yaker and Keith Benkov, the launch of this…Read More

  • The Importance of Dads

    April 13, 2017

    Fathers can make a significant difference on child development   Here are some tips to help dads find their role in promoting their child’s development and health. Quality, not quantity If your time is limited, be present with your child during the time you have.  Avoid distractions (like your phone or work) and do a special…Read More

  • Making Smart TV Choices

    April 6, 2017

    Making the right TV choices can be tricky for parents of young children. Here are our tips for finding high quality options and making the right choices for your family.   Note: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under the age of 2 should not watch any television, and that children over the…Read More