• Understanding Discipline Myths

    February 14, 2019

    There are lots of myths about which punishments work. This week, we’ve broken down a few of the most popular. Read below to understand a few effective and healthy tools. Myth #1 – Punishment changes bad behavior. Even though you may feel like punishment works, it usually only curbs the behavior momentarily. As your child…Read More

  • Early Signs of Infant Deafness/Hearing Impairment

    February 7, 2019

    This week’s tip on hearing impairment comes from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. All newborns are given a mandatory hearing test before leaving the hospital. Screening and diagnosis helps identify babies who are deaf or hard of hearing so they can receive early intervention services. These services can make a…Read More

  • Games to Practice Self Control

    January 31, 2019

    Check out these videos from Vroom demonstrating how children can strengthen self-control and build their working memories by playing games. Learning self-control is essential to achieving long-term goals, as it allows children to take a step back and think about their actions. If we acted on impulses alone we would likely regret a lot of…Read More

  • Early Language Development

    January 24, 2019

    Infants are quite literally born ready to learn language, and it’s never too early to start! Even before children can speak, they are having conversations through gestures, noises, facial expressions, cooing and crying. Read below to find ways you can help your infant develop language skills during everyday activities – you may even be doing…Read More

  • Playing Pretend

    January 17, 2019

    Kids love to play pretend, and it’s important for their developing brains to practice these skills. Read on to learn more about the benefits of playing pretend! 1. Play Leads to Learning Play is connected to children’s learning, more so than direct instruction. When children are taught to believe that there is only one right…Read More