• Diaper Changes

    May 25, 2022

    Each diaper change is an opportunity – to build relationships, and for language development, face-time, and touch. Help parents to use each diaper change in the first few months to let their baby see their face, listen to their voice, and begin to observe how their baby is trying to communicate. Small moments add up!…Read More

  • Helping Parents Identify Sleep Cues

    May 18, 2022

    It can be helpful to explain to parents of newborns some signs their infant is ready to sleep again. These include having a far-off stare, pulling on ears, rubbing eyes, or sudden, loud crying. Remind parents to begin the sleep routine at the first sign that their newborn may be tired. Download printable flyer>

  • Comparisons

    May 11, 2022

    Practicing early numeracy skills for pre-K and kindergarten comes naturally in the exam room. Show your patient their growth chart and talk about how the curve represents them getting bigger. Compare it to last year and then show them how they compare to a younger sibling. See this video for more information:   Download printable…Read More

  • Avoid Negative Labels

    May 4, 2022

    In the toddler years, it’s important to help parents to address their child’s behavior without labeling their child. This looks something like, “What you did was not OK, we don’t hit,” versus “You were very bad.” How parents label their children can impact how children see themselves as they grow, and even increase unwanted behavior.…Read More