• Supporting vs Enabling

    May 30, 2019

    This week’s tip on supporting versus enabling your children comes from the Child Mind Institute. One of the basic ways we distinguish support from coddling is by assessing what children are capable of doing. But it’s not always easy to figure out what counts as supportive and what is enabling when a child’s behavior varies…Read More

  • The Importance of Sleep

    May 23, 2019

    No matter your age, sleep is critical to your health.  Here are some reminders about the harmful effects of sleep deprivation and suggestions on how you can get some more ZZs: The effects of insufficient sleep For children: Lowers immune function Increases the risk of obesity and possibly diabetes Impacts mood by increasing behavior problems…Read More

  • Water Safety Month

    May 16, 2019

    May is Water Safety Month.  Many toddlers are curious about water and want to explore it, so it’s vitally important that all caregivers learn preventive tips to keep them safe. Join AAP and other drowning prevention advocates on May 23 by sharing messages on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter about ways we can keep children safe…Read More

  • Childhood Hearing Impairment

    May 9, 2019

    This week’s tip on hearing impairment comes from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. It’s important that parents, caretakers, physicians, and teachers know the signs of and address hearing impairment in children because early hearing loss can affect their language development, communication skills, and have long-lasting effects if not treated.  What…Read More

  • Reading With Babies & Toddlers

    May 2, 2019

    This week’s tip comes from Susan Straub MSW, the founder of the Read To Me program. Visit her website http://readingwithbabies.com/ and read below for her tips on how to read with your baby! Read with your baby. That seems to be a simple, easy recommendation. Really, I hear you ask?  Even parents who have saved…Read More