• Lying

    April 14, 2021

    Lying is a common behavior of 4-5 year olds and may be concerning to parents. As a provider, you can reassure parents that most lying is actually normal at this age and shows critical thinking skills. You can offer the following suggestions to parents when dealing with lying in young children: 1. Try not to…Read More

  • Early Relational Health

    April 7, 2021

    This week, we want to highlight the importance of early relational health. Early relational health describes the positive and nurturing relationships that are the foundation for future physical health and development, social well-being, and resilience. Dr. David W. Willis, a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, describes the idea that beyond…Read More

  • Diapers, Toilet Training, & Parental Stress

    March 31, 2021

    According to a 2013 study published in Pediatrics, almost 30% of mothers report diaper need, and this contributes to parental stress, a risk factor for negative health outcomes. As a provider, there are several ways you can help to address this stress. You can connect families to resources, like diaper banks. Helping families toilet train their child may also…Read More

  • Social Work Month

    March 24, 2021

    It takes a team to care for children and families. Social workers can be a tremendously valuable asset in providing essential care to families. We are so grateful for the many ways social workers promote strong parent-child relationships and early child development.  We’d like to especially recognize them and express our gratitude this Social Work…Read More

  • Addressing Sleep Concerns

    March 17, 2021

    This week is National Sleep Awareness Week. Many parents have questions about sleep or sleep related behavior. Sleep can affect a child’s mental health, behavior and brain development. However, parents may not feel that sleep is a medical issue that should be included in the well-visit. You can help parents manage sleep concerns by always…Read More