• Preparing for School

    August 31, 2022

    In the next few weeks, many of your patients may be headed to school for the first time. Share some tips to make the transition easier: Practice the walk or bus/train/car ride and visit the school. Talk about what to expect by reading books together. Get into the routine of early mornings at least a week…Read More

  • Separation Anxiety

    August 24, 2022

    Practicing healthy goodbyes can help ease separation anxiety, which normally begins between 8-10 months and can reappear throughout childhood. Help parents to: Avoid sneaking out. Parents should give a quick and upbeat goodbye. Stay calm. If parents appear upset, chances are that baby will be too. Remind their baby that they will come back, and…Read More

  • Baby Conversation

    August 17, 2022

    Back and forth conversations, like a game of catch, are how babies learn language best. Remind parents to respond to any sounds or bids for attention that their baby makes, either by repeating the same sound, or pretending that they understood what they were saying. Filling a baby’s day with words is one of the…Read More

  • Activity: Hand Shapes

    August 10, 2022

    From our partners at VROOM, here’s a fun activity for parents of 4 year olds to do while they wait. Show a child how to make a triangle with their hands by putting their thumbs and fingers together. Then, encourage them to make other shapes with their hands and fingers. Can they make a square? A…Read More

  • Water Safety

    August 3, 2022

    Drowning is the leading cause of death among children 1-4 years old. Here are a few tips to share with families around water safety: Before starting the bath, adults should make sure they have everything they need, so they never leave a baby alone in a bathtub. Anytime a child is around water, an adult…Read More