• Highly Sensitive Children

    October 28, 2020

    15-20% of all children have a temperament that makes them more reactive to their environment.  While this is not a diagnosis, these children have a different way of experiencing the world. It can be easier to navigate an office visit if you can recognize which kids need more attention to sensory input and a gentler,…Read More

  • In the Exam Room – Let Me Count the Ways

    October 21, 2020

    Taking a diet history of a young child can be a great way to assess and promote early numeracy. Early numeracy refers to the foundations of mathematical understanding. It’s promoted through everyday discussion and exposure to basic mathematical ideas, such as different quantities, the relationship between large and small amounts, and actual number naming. Ask…Read More

  • The Power of Affirmations

    October 14, 2020

    Recognizing positive behavior not only makes parents and children feel good, it motivates them to repeat that behavior in the future. At each visit, try and find one specific thing to notice and affirm! Could it be how well a child answered your questions? How well a parent comforted their child in distress? A child’s…Read More

  • Emotional and Behavioral Effects of COVID-19

    October 7, 2020

    This week we are bringing you evidence to support what you may have suspected in the exam room – that emotional and behavioral health difficulties in children have increased significantly due to COVID-19. In the September issue of The Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, “Supporting the Mental Health of Parents and Children During and After Coronavirus,” demonstrates…Read More