• Diapers, Toilet Training, & Parental Stress

    March 31, 2021

    According to a 2013 study published in Pediatrics, almost 30% of mothers report diaper need, and this contributes to parental stress, a risk factor for negative health outcomes. As a provider, there are several ways you can help to address this stress. You can connect families to resources, like diaper banks. Helping families toilet train their child may also…Read More

  • Social Work Month

    March 24, 2021

    It takes a team to care for children and families. Social workers can be a tremendously valuable asset in providing essential care to families. We are so grateful for the many ways social workers promote strong parent-child relationships and early child development.  We’d like to especially recognize them and express our gratitude this Social Work…Read More

  • Addressing Sleep Concerns

    March 17, 2021

    This week is National Sleep Awareness Week. Many parents have questions about sleep or sleep related behavior. Sleep can affect a child’s mental health, behavior and brain development. However, parents may not feel that sleep is a medical issue that should be included in the well-visit. You can help parents manage sleep concerns by always…Read More

  • The 5 Year Visit: The Growth Mindset

    March 10, 2021

    Feeling unsure about how to promote development in a visit with a 5 year old?…That’s just because you haven’t mastered this skill…YET! Try including a little something about the growth mindset in your 5 year well-visit! You can explain to families that a growth mindset is the belief that people can get better at things based on…Read More

  • Separation Anxiety

    March 3, 2021

    This week’s tip comes from our partners at Zero to Three! Separation anxiety is an expected part of early childhood development, starting around 7-9 months of age. Here’s how to help parents who are struggling with difficult goodbyes: Your baby has gotten used to you as “their” person. You respond when they cry, offer a…Read More