• Messy Eating

    June 30, 2021

    Messy eating can be frustrating for caregivers. Parents may even complain to you about their child’s messy eating or tell you that they won’t let their child feed themselves because they worry about a mess. How do you respond to caregivers about this topic? Children can build fine motor skills and practice problem solving through…Read More

  • Vaccines & Soothing

    June 23, 2021

    Vaccine administration can be stressful for both caregivers and children. However, it can provide great opportunities to model different soothing strategies and discuss secure attachment. Keep reading for tips on what you can model and discuss with families to get through vaccines: 1) Labeling emotions – Acknowledge a child’s feelings and that vaccines hurt. Let the…Read More

  • The Science of Fatherhood

    June 16, 2021

    As we approach Father’s Day, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the role that fathers play 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) fathers in your practice! 1. Similar to the hormonal changes that a mother experiences…Read More

  • Q: What Should I Tell Families About Pacifiers?

    June 9, 2021

    This week’s tip comes from a question asked by one of our readers. Check out the answer below! Q: I have a parent asking about when and how to wean their child off the pacifier. What should I tell them? A: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents consider offering a pacifier at nap…Read More

  • Promoting the Keystones in Outdoor Activities

    June 2, 2021

    As we approach summer, you may be encouraging your patients to spend more time doing physical activity outdoors. Spending time outdoors has been shown to have positive effects on attention, vision, and development. You can suggest that families try out these outdoor activities below to promote self regulation and academic knowledge. Academic Knowledge Try playing I Spy…Read More