• Sibling Conflict

    May 12, 2021

    Do parents ever ask you questions about sibling conflicts? See the video below for tips on addressing sibling issues.   Main points from the video: Children ages 3-5 are usually able to understand other people’s feelings. You can share strategies like stop, drop, and think, which means stop what you’re doing, drop your hands, and think about…Read More

  • The Science of Motherhood

    May 5, 2021

    As we approach Mother’s Day and recognize World Maternal Mental Health Day today, we want to take a minute to acknowledge how extraordinary mothers are – and how important they are to their child’s development. Beyond general praise, here are a few fun facts you can share with the “newest” mothers in your practice! 1.…Read More

  • Using Visuals in the Exam Room

    April 28, 2021

    April is Autism Awareness Month, and this week’s tip comes from the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social communication and interaction and repetitive patterns of behavior. Individuals with ASD may process information differently and may struggle to express thoughts or feelings…Read More

  • Promoting Self Regulation in the Visit

    April 21, 2021

    Are parents coming to you with concerns about their child hitting, not listening, or having tantrums? These issues are likely age-appropriate and may be improved by parental responses and interactions that promote self regulation skills. Self regulation is a child’s increasing ability to manage their emotions, behaviors, and attention in order to achieve their goals. As a provider,…Read More

  • Lying

    April 14, 2021

    Lying is a common behavior of 4-5 year olds and may be concerning to parents. As a provider, you can reassure parents that most lying is actually normal at this age and shows critical thinking skills. You can offer the following suggestions to parents when dealing with lying in young children: 1. Try not to…Read More