• When Siblings Say, “It Isn’t Fair”

    March 9, 2017

    Photo courtesy of http://www.strivetogether.org/ It is very common for siblings to complain that lots of things in their daily lives “aren’t fair.”  But making things “fair” doesn’t mean making things the same. Helping to explain the difference between giving your kids the same things and giving them the same opportunities can teach children this important message.  …Read More

  • Learning from Mistakes

    March 2, 2017

    We all make mistakes in our daily lives.  Teaching our children how to learn from those mistakes, and provide their brain with an opportunity to GROW, is a key component to supporting a growth mindset.   Our tips: Kick erasers to the curb.  At home, younger kids should be encouraged not to erase mistakes.  Instead,…Read More

  • Here Comes Baby

    February 23, 2017

    Adjusting to life with a new baby isn’t just a concern for parents!  Preparing for a new sibling can be full of stress and fear.   Here are our favorite tips to help make this transition smoother for BIG brothers and sisters. Before the new baby arrives Keep routines as normal as possible.  Your child feels…Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Falls and Head Injuries

    January 1, 2017

    Falls are almost always scary, but not always serious. Here are a few tips for caregivers and providers to remember about falls. Focus on Prevention. Simple Steps to Prevent Falls Include: Babies should never be left alone on a changing table, a couch, a bed, or any other piece of furniture. When your baby is on…Read More