• The Science of Fatherhood

    June 16, 2021

    As we approach Father’s Day, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the role that fathers play and how important they are to their child’s development. Beyond general praise, here are a few fun facts you can share with the (newest) fathers in your practice! 1. Similar to the hormonal changes that a mother experiences…Read More

  • Q: What Should I Tell Families About Pacifiers?

    June 9, 2021

    This week’s tip comes from a question asked by one of our readers. Check out the answer below! Q: I have a parent asking about when and how to wean their child off the pacifier. What should I tell them? A: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents consider offering a pacifier at nap…Read More

  • Promoting the Keystones in Outdoor Activities

    June 2, 2021

    As we approach summer, you may be encouraging your patients to spend more time doing physical activity outdoors. Spending time outdoors has been shown to have positive effects on attention, vision, and development. You can suggest that families try out these outdoor activities below to promote self regulation and academic knowledge. Academic Knowledge Try playing I Spy…Read More

  • Caregiver Mental Health

    May 26, 2021

    May is Mental Health Month, and this week’s tip comes from Jessica Zweifach, PhD, clinical psychologist at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment. As a pediatrician, it is critical that you promote a healthy attachment between your patient and their primary caregiver. The early attachment to a primary caregiver serves as a model…Read More

  • Q: What Can I Tell Parents About Screen Time?

    May 19, 2021

    This week’s tip comes from a question asked by one of our readers. Check out the answer below! Q: There is a lot of information out there about the effect of screen time on children – what can I tell families? A: When making recommendations about screen time, it is important to consider the age of the…Read More