• High Quality Screen Media

    December 30, 2020

    As we approach the winter season, activity will rapidly move indoors. As a result, families may be turning toward television, apps, games, and other forms of screen media. How can you provide parents with age-appropriate recommendations while remaining sensitive to the realities of how much many parents look to screen time to take a break due to…Read More

  • Facetiming with Family

    December 23, 2020

    As we approach the holiday season in a pandemic, families may come to you with questions about how to connect with loved ones. You can remind parents that even though they may be physically separated from family, their child can maintain connections through technology, like video chatting. Keep reading for tips you can offer to…Read More

  • Q: How Can I Help Parents Respond to Biting?

    December 16, 2020

    This week’s tip comes from a question asked by one of our readers. Check out our answer below! Q: Why do young children bite? What are some strategies I can offer parents? Why: Most young children bite because they have not yet developed inhibitory control. This is particularly common in toddlers, who have very strong emotions but…Read More

  • In the Exam Room – When to Make a Referral to Early Intervention

    December 9, 2020

    What is Early Intervention? Why is it important? When and how should you refer? What? Early intervention provides free, evidence-based physical, cognitive, social, and adaptive therapies for children under 3 years of age with developmental delays. Why? Therapeutic early intervention services have been shown to improve developmental outcomes, mitigate behavioral concerns, and increase caregiver confidence. When?…Read More

  • In the Classroom – The Witching Hour

    December 2, 2020

    Many families will complain about a witching hour – a time in the late afternoon/early evening where their baby is crying, fussy and difficult to soothe. When a baby is overtired, their body – like ours – produces a variety of hormones to stay awake, and once a baby has these elevated levels, they are…Read More