• Praising Caregivers

    June 29, 2022

    YOU can be the person who makes a parent feel seen, appreciated and acknowledged today. Try praising a parent for making it to their appointment on a rainy day, remembering to follow-up on the referrals you gave them, soothing their baby through the blood draw or vaccine, or being an advocate on their child’s behalf.…Read More

  • Show Delight

    June 22, 2022

    It’s important for caregivers to show delight in their children. Noticing that their parents or loved ones enjoy their company, delight in their presence, or take pleasure from their actions, helps to build a strong parent-child relationship and the foundation for healthy development in the future.   Download printable flyer>

  • Talking About Toilet Training

    June 15, 2022

    It can be helpful to share some developmental signs of toilet training readiness with families. These include the ability to: Follow simple instructions Stay dry for at least two hours, or through naps Recognize signs indicating the need to pee or poop However, it’s most important that the family is ready. Toilet training requires lots…Read More

  • Redirecting

    June 8, 2022

    For younger children, removing the source of their distress and replacing it with something else can be an effective tool in managing behavior. Explain this 2 step process to parents of children around and under age 2: Acknowledge the child’s feelings, “I know you want to play with the remote control.” Provide a brief explanation,…Read More

  • Drowsy But Awake

    June 1, 2022

    Learning to fall asleep without being rocked, fed or held, is an important way that a baby practices self-regulation skills. Suggest that parents try putting their baby to sleep awake, but drowsy, and let them practice falling asleep on their own. This may involve a little fussing or crying, but parents can be encouraged that…Read More