• Thinking About Food Insecurity

    September 23, 2020

    Food Insecurity is the lack of reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious meals. Childhood food insecurity may lead to poor health status, developmental risks, mental health problems, and poor educational outcomes. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all providers screen patients for food insecurity at scheduled health maintenance visits or sooner, if indicated. According to the…Read More

  • Telemedicine – Following a Child’s Lead

    September 16, 2020

    During telehealth visits you can model the important developmental concept of following a child’s lead. Children learn most when they are engaged in their play, supported in their explorations and have the opportunity to make choices. Since young children between 12-24 months will often not sit still in a visit, you can encourage them to…Read More

  • In the Exam Room – Making the Most with a Mask

    September 9, 2020

    Wearing masks during visits can make relationship building with patients more difficult. Here are a few strategies to help build connections, EVEN with this barrier in communication. 1. Get on Eye Level. This helps children see your face better and feel less threatened. 2. Ask Questions Directly to the Child. This helps the child feel…Read More

  • We’ll Be Back Soon!

    June 24, 2020

    To our wonderful and supportive audience, we thank you for being a subscriber to the Parenting Center’s Tip of the Week. We will be taking a pause for the summer until Labor Day, but we look forward to sharing more tips in the fall! In the time you would have spent reading our tips, we encourage…Read More

  • Managing Re-Entry Anxiety

    June 10, 2020

    As we all begin to re-enter our workplaces and go out into the world, it is important to accept all big feelings and acknowledge this change. Read below for tips on how you and your loved ones can manage your anxiety and cope with this transition: Make peace with anxiety – Find a way to…Read More