• Creating a YES! Environment

    February 16, 2017

    Little people can get themselves into BIG trouble.  But baby-proofing can be costly and difficult for families.  Below are some reasons we recommend taking at least a few steps towards giving your toddler some safe space to play.   Parents of toddlers know a LOT about saying NO.  In an effort to try and say…Read More

  • Picky Eating

    February 9, 2017

    Have you given up on vegetables? Picky eaters are challenging for many families.  Here are some of our favorite tips to help. Don’t stress! Research shows it can take a baby up to 15 tries before they accept a new food into their diet! Be calm and relaxed about mealtime.  Don’t take a refusal personally (even…Read More

  • Separation

    February 2, 2017

    Tips for Caregivers Read their cues. They may not want to be passed to people the way they once did (even grandma!) They are in distress when you leave, even for short periods of time It’s normal. Many children experience difficulty with separation Be patient. Separation anxiety is a phase and will come and go throughout early childhood Don’t…Read More

  • Calm Down Jars

    February 1, 2017

    The falling snow in NYC yesterday reminded us of glitter calm down jars,  used to promote emotion regulation in children. Simply mix warm water, some glitter glue, and food coloring into an empty water bottle or mason jar. Have your child shake the calm down jar and watch as the glitter swirls and settles to the…Read More

  • Getting Kids to Listen

    January 26, 2017

    A lot goes into helping your child become a good listener and following your requests.   Knowing that it can be extremely frustrating for parents and caregivers to feel “ignored” and stay cool, we’ve developed the following tips to try and keep in mind. Ask the “right” way. Get down to eye level and get close. Children…Read More