• Caregiver Mental Health

    May 26, 2021

    May is Mental Health Month, and this week’s tip comes from Jessica Zweifach, PhD, clinical psychologist at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment. As a pediatrician, it is critical that you promote a healthy attachment between your patient and their primary caregiver. The early attachment to a primary caregiver serves as a model…Read More

  • Q: What Can I Tell Parents About Screen Time?

    May 19, 2021

    This week’s tip comes from a question asked by one of our readers. Check out the answer below! Q: There is a lot of information out there about the effect of screen time on children – what can I tell families? A: When making recommendations about screen time, it is important to consider the age of the…Read More

  • Sibling Conflict

    May 12, 2021

    Do parents ever ask you questions about sibling conflicts? See the video below for tips on addressing sibling issues.   Main points from the video: Children ages 3-5 are usually able to understand other people’s feelings. You can share strategies like stop, drop, and think, which means stop what you’re doing, drop your hands, and think about…Read More

  • The Science of Motherhood

    May 5, 2021

    As we approach Mother’s Day and recognize World Maternal Mental Health Day today, we want to take a minute to acknowledge how extraordinary mothers are – and how important they are to their child’s development. Beyond general praise, here are a few fun facts you can share with the “newest” mothers in your practice! 1.…Read More