• Indoor Scavenger Hunt Ideas

    March 25, 2020

    A scavenger hunt can promote problem-solving skills, boost observation skills, and most importantly get kids moving! Try picking a theme your toddler is interested in like letters, shapes, or colors! See below for some ideas: 1. Find something blue – Go through the house picking out things that are different shades of blue! Try saying…Read More

  • Parenting in the Time of Coronavirus

    March 18, 2020

    This week’s tip comes from Lerner Child Development. Has your home become a home-office, home-school, and home-daycare? Early childhood expert, Claire Lerner, LCSW-C, provides ideas on how to balance work responsibilities and parenting. Read below for more tips! • Establish a clear daily schedule. Kids love routines. Knowing what to expect is calming, and it…Read More

  • Coronavirus-Keeping Your Family Safe and Busy

    March 11, 2020

    We know this is a difficult time for many families.  Please see some helpful tips and information on COVID-19 from Mount Sinai below, and some great ideas from our friends at Child’s Play for spending time indoors together. Spending more time inside?  These games can turn your living room into a magical place of fun…Read More

  • Practicing Positive Discipline

    March 4, 2020

    Research consistently shows that the best way to promote positive behavior and to reduce misbehavior is by practicing positive discipline. Read below for the dos and don’ts: DO use positive reinforcement Positive reinforcement is a powerful tool for teaching good behavior by giving positive feedback about the specific behavior you like. When your son puts…Read More

  • Addressing Toddlers’ Behavior

    February 26, 2020

    Toddlers often have difficulties managing and controlling strong emotions.  Fortunately, for parents, scientists know more than ever about how toddlers develop, and research has shown that some strategies for dealing with misbehavior work better than others. Read below for a few tips on managing toddler behavior: 1. Check your own emotions and make sure to…Read More