• Promoting Autonomy in the Visit

    February 24, 2021

    Autonomy is a child’s sense that they are able to use their own skills in thinking and behaving. Children who experience parenting that supports their autonomy have been shown to have better academic achievement, social-emotional-cognitive development, and executive function skills. As a provider, you can use the well child visit to discuss, model and praise autonomy supportive…Read More

  • The Newborn Visit

    February 17, 2021

    Is the newborn visit stumping you? Check out this tip from our Keystones of Development parent handouts that you can give to parents at your next newborn visit! Sportscast: Act like a sportscaster on TV and tell your baby everything you are doing and everything going on around them. Fill your baby’s day with words.…Read More

  • Discipline Strategies to Use in the Heat of the Moment

    February 10, 2021

    This week’s tip is an answer to a question from one of our subscribers! Q: What advice can I give parents around discipline in the heat of the moment? What are effective strategies they can use? A: When children are out of control, there are some immediate actions parents can take. 1. Pause and reflect – Taking…Read More

  • Q & A: What Advice Should I Give Parents About Managing Behavior?

    February 3, 2021

    This week’s tip is an answer to a question from one of our subscribers! Q: What are effective ways that could work to stop undesirable behavior in children, especially when they tend to be resistant? What advice should I give to parents? A: Check out the video below from the Keystones of Development curriculum!  …Read More

  • Sensory Processing

    January 27, 2021

    This week’s tip comes from the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai! We all have our own sensory preferences. You can help your patients and their families feel more at ease by considering each child’s unique sensory needs. Some children display heightened sensitivity, or hyperreactivity, to the world around them, while…Read More