• Preparing Your Child for a Doctor’s Visit

    January 29, 2020

    This week’s tip comes from Jennifer Reeves, a Child Life Specialist at Mount Sinai. A visit to the doctor, routine as it may be, can be difficult for many children. It is not uncommon for them to express anxiety the moment they step into the building. You are your child’s biggest support. Below are some…Read More

  • Getting Kids to Listen

    January 22, 2020

    A lot goes into helping your child become a good listener and following your requests.  Feeling “ignored” as parents and caregivers can be extremely frustrating, and it can be difficult to stay cool. Read below for some tips on how to get kids to listen: 1. Ask the “right” way. Get down to eye level and…Read More

  • How to Help Your Child With Transitions

    January 15, 2020

    Small changes in routine can be particularly difficult for some children. Read below for a few tips on making transitions easier for your child: 1. Create Predictable Routines Routines that happen around the same time and in the same way each day reduce power struggles. Allow your child to anticipate what will happen next to…Read More

  • Brain Building Activities to Try This Winter

    January 8, 2020

    When winter weather has you stuck inside at times, you can use everyday moments to foster your child’s development in playful ways. Read below for some ideas: 1. Make it count – Kids love to count everything! Try playing a game where you choose an object and count how many of them you can find…Read More