• Screen Time

    January 24, 2017

    Screens and screen-time are a concern for most caregivers. Finding the right balance for your family can be tricky – and often stressful.  Check out this link for suggestions for “No-Phone Zones” from Perri Klass, MD, Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University and National Medical Director of Reach Out and Read, and…Read More

  • The Flu Shot

    January 19, 2017

      There has been an increase in influenza in the New York area the past 2 weeks.  Getting the flu shot is now more important than ever and is recommended for all children 6 months of age and older. We know from personal and professional experience that getting the flu shot is an important, but…Read More

  • Transitioning to a Big-Kid Bed

    January 17, 2017

    The transition to a new and BIG bed is an important milestone.  Below are some tips for caregivers   Start with a well-rested kid! During the transition, kids can lose some sleep.  Therefore, it is best to start with a full tank! Read & Tell Stories A few suggested titles include: My Own Big Bed…Read More

  • Doctor Phobias

    January 12, 2017

    Being scared of the doctor (even the doctor’s office!) is a normal developmental phase, but dealing with a fearful child can be difficult. Here are a few PARENT tips to help: 1. Try to understand that visiting the doctor can be a difficult experience. Figure out if you think your child will feel better if…Read More

  • Shake It Up

    January 11, 2017

    At the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, we are always trying to find people who are inspiring kids across the city.  Below are some suggestions about introducing girls to sports and physical activity from Vanessa Kroll Bennett, founder of Dynamo Girl. Girls are looking for their sports experiences to be fun and low pressure.  Here are…Read More