• Staying in Touch Via Video

    November 8, 2018

    Long-distance video chatting, using apps like FaceTime, Skype, or Whatsapp is a great way for children to stay in touch with family and friends who live far away. Video chats give children an opportunity to build a relationship, communicate with, and learn from a loved one on the screen. This week’s tip on how to…Read More

  • Games and Apps for Kids

    November 1, 2018

    Most kids nowadays have access to at least a phone, tablet, or computer. And with thousands of games and apps marketed as “educational” for children, how can you tell which are truly worthwhile? This week’s tip, courtesy of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, details four ways to tell if an app will actually help your…Read More

  • Raising a Good Sport

    October 25, 2018

    Competition can be great for kids when it motivates, builds character, and makes activities fun. But for many young children, it can have negative effects as well. This week’s tip is on winning and losing well.   1. Be a good role model In everyday scenarios, examine your own reactions to winning and losing and…Read More

  • How to Ease the Separation Process

    October 18, 2018

    If you’re struggling to leave your child in the preschool room or with a babysitter for an afternoon, check out these tried and true tips from Lisa Zaretsky that work for any separation. 1. Establish a routine that works for your child It’s best if the routine can remain consistent. For example, if your child’s…Read More

  • Healthy Smiles

    October 11, 2018

    Dental hygiene is important to kids’ health, but brushing can be anything but easy. Check out our tips to create good habits at different ages. Infants Teeth commonly first appear between 6 and 12 months. At this age, it can be hard to make your child stay still, but it’s when you should start taking…Read More