• Q & A: Head Banging

    January 13, 2021

    This week we’re answering a question from one of our subscribers! Q: What information can I give parents about head banging? What can they do about it? At what point does it become a concern of safety or need for further intervention? A: As is true for many aspects of behavior and development, any parental concern…Read More

  • Signs of Readiness around Toilet Training

    January 6, 2021

    One of the most common questions parents may ask you beginning around 18 months of age, is when should a child potty train. Here are a few helpful tips for what you can say to prepare families in these early visits: Most children are physically, cognitively and emotionally ready between the ages of 2 and…Read More

  • High Quality Screen Media

    December 30, 2020

    As we approach the winter season, activity will rapidly move indoors. As a result, families may be turning toward television, apps, games, and other forms of screen media. How can you provide parents with age-appropriate recommendations while remaining sensitive to the realities of how much many parents look to screen time to take a break due to…Read More

  • Facetiming with Family

    December 23, 2020

    As we approach the holiday season in a pandemic, families may come to you with questions about how to connect with loved ones. You can remind parents that even though they may be physically separated from family, their child can maintain connections through technology, like video chatting. Keep reading for tips you can offer to…Read More

  • Q: How Can I Help Parents Respond to Biting?

    December 16, 2020

    This week’s tip comes from a question asked by one of our readers. Check out our answer below! Q: Why do young children bite? What are some strategies I can offer parents? Why: Most young children bite because they have not yet developed inhibitory control. This is particularly common in toddlers, who have very strong emotions but…Read More