• Encouraging Persistence

    February 19, 2020

    Children are born with a motivation to explore and learn, but kids need to develop persistence to accomplish their goals. As a parent, you can teach and strengthen persistence by supporting a growth mindset in your child. Read below for tips on how you can encourage your child’s persistence. 1. Help your child attempt to…Read More

  • Dealing with Messy Eaters

    February 12, 2020

    As children learn about food, taste, texture, eating, and table manners, they will often create a mess along the way. Read below for tips on how to deal with messy eaters and encourage good habits.  1. Expect Mess with Toddlers Playing with food is how toddlers explore the world of food and eating. To understand…Read More

  • Making Meaningful Connections with Everyday Items

    February 5, 2020

    This tip of the week comes from Lisa Zaretsky, an Early Childhood educator and founder of her own program, playAGAIN. Children are endlessly resourceful, imaginative, and curious. They adore an empty cardboard box because it has such potential: it can be anything, for anyone. Read below to learn about open-ended, re-purposed items and how to use…Read More

  • Preparing Your Child for a Doctor’s Visit

    January 29, 2020

    This week’s tip comes from Jennifer Reeves, a Child Life Specialist at Mount Sinai. A visit to the doctor, routine as it may be, can be difficult for many children. It is not uncommon for them to express anxiety the moment they step into the building. You are your child’s biggest support. Below are some…Read More

  • Getting Kids to Listen

    January 22, 2020

    A lot goes into helping your child become a good listener and following your requests.  Feeling “ignored” as parents and caregivers can be extremely frustrating, and it can be difficult to stay cool. Read below for some tips on how to get kids to listen: 1. Ask the “right” way. Get down to eye level and…Read More