• Setting Limits

    July 6, 2022

    Here are a few reminders to share with families on setting limits with toddlers. Limits: Provide structure, not punishment. Mean saying what a child can and cannot do. Need to be consistent. Should start by acknowledging feelings. Can be followed by a behavior toddlers can do instead.

  • Praising Caregivers

    June 29, 2022

    YOU can be the person who makes a parent feel seen, appreciated and acknowledged today. Try praising a parent for making it to their appointment on a rainy day, remembering to follow-up on the referrals you gave them, soothing their baby through the blood draw or vaccine, or being an advocate on their child’s behalf.…Read More

  • Show Delight

    June 22, 2022

    It’s important for caregivers to show delight in their children. Noticing that their parents or loved ones enjoy their company, delight in their presence, or take pleasure from their actions, helps to build a strong parent-child relationship and the foundation for healthy development in the future.   Download printable flyer>

  • Talking About Toilet Training

    June 15, 2022

    It can be helpful to share some developmental signs of toilet training readiness with families. These include the ability to: Follow simple instructions Stay dry for at least two hours, or through naps Recognize signs indicating the need to pee or poop However, it’s most important that the family is ready. Toilet training requires lots…Read More

  • Redirecting

    June 8, 2022

    For younger children, removing the source of their distress and replacing it with something else can be an effective tool in managing behavior. Explain this 2 step process to parents of children around and under age 2: Acknowledge the child’s feelings, “I know you want to play with the remote control.” Provide a brief explanation,…Read More