• Privacy and Strangers

    November 29, 2018

    Teaching your child about privacy, body safety, and strangers is a gradual process that is best started early, when they are still in diapers. Revisit this topic often, and know that your pediatrician is a great resource for advice and discussion. 1. Use Accurate Language Teach your child the correct names of his body parts,…Read More

  • Don’t Take the Bait!

    November 15, 2018

    This week’s tip on how to avoid taking the bait is from early childhood expert Claire Lerner and her website, Lerner Child Development.   If you have heard your child say provocative things like “You’re the worst daddy!” or “I hate you!”, you are not alone. It’s frustrating, but this behavior isn’t manipulative or designed…Read More

  • 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