• Why Move Together?

    April 20, 2017

    This week, we launched the very first Mount Sinai Parenting Center Mighty Milers group!  Over 40 children ages 7 to 12 and their caregivers came out to run in Central Park alongside Mount Sinai volunteers from across multiple departments.  Hosted by the Parenting Center and Drs. Michael Yaker and Keith Benkov, the launch of this…Read More

  • The Importance of Dads

    April 13, 2017

    Fathers can make a significant difference on child development   Here are some tips to help dads find their role in promoting their child’s development and health. Quality, not quantity If your time is limited, be present with your child during the time you have.  Avoid distractions (like your phone or work) and do a special…Read More

  • Making Smart TV Choices

    April 6, 2017

    Making the right TV choices can be tricky for parents of young children. Here are our tips for finding high quality options and making the right choices for your family.   Note: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under the age of 2 should not watch any television, and that children over the…Read More

  • Winning and Losing Well

    March 30, 2017

    Photo courtesy of Flickr, USAG-Humphreys Competition can be great when it motivates, makes activities fun and strengthens character – but for many young children it can also have negative effects. See the following tips for more information on helping your child to be a good sport. 1. Be a good role model  Examine your own reactions to…Read More

  • Reading at Every Age

    March 23, 2017

    Taking the time to read matters There are lots of ways to help your child learn to love reading.  Reading promotes language development, writing skills and school readiness.  Even with all the craziness and stress in our daily lives, here are some tips to make reading easy and fun for the littlest people in your…Read More