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Everything is canceled!

By Cara Weiner Sultan, MSW Within mere weeks, our entire world has been upended. We have been told to shelter in place and remain at least 6 feet apart from others. Wash hands and wear masks. With these new guidelines for living in place, everything in our world has been canceled, with all “normal” events […]

Overloaded with Covid-19 News?

by Erica Posniak, MD Breaking News! This familiar and inviting alert flashes across our televisions, smart phones and computers 24 hours a day. It calls us and it’s difficult to resist. After all, it might be telling us there is new information we need to know in order to survive. Especially during a pandemic, we […]

Beat the Heat During Pregnancy!

By Laura Keiley, RN Being pregnant is hard work, especially during the hot summer months. Because your body works so hard to protect and nourish your baby, you are more likely to experience negative effects from the heat than someone who isn’t pregnant. Your body is trying hard to cool itself and your unborn baby, […]

But they like it

By Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H. While presenting a program on children and screens recently, and for what seems like the hundreth time, parents told me that they have a difficult time restricting their children’s use of screens because “they like it”.  I know it can be difficult to tell your children “no” when it causes […]

Screen-Free Week 2020

By Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Screen-Free Week 2020, originally scheduled for April 30-May 6, 2020, has been postponed.  Many of us use technology more than ever right now, and have relaxed our rules around screen time for ourselves and our children.  While we are fortunate that technology allows […]

Fit Family Fun!

By Cristina F. Toscano, RD 10 fun ways to get moving as a family  Adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic exercise each week, or a combination of the two, according to the US Department of Health & Human Services. For children and adolescents […]

From Scribbles to Letters: Supporting Your Emergent Writer

By Nancy Olsen-Harbich, MA All writers begin as scribblers. Early scribbles contain the lines, shapes, dots, and loops that make up our alphabet, and “just scribbling” is good practice for using letters later. Help your child learn to use a variety of writing tools by having pencils, chalk, crayons, paintbrushes, and markers available. Many young […]

Encourage Your Child To Be a Good Friend

By Maxine Roeper Cohen, M.S.   Preschoolers want to make friends with other children—and they should! There is a natural progression from solitary play during infancy to playing alongside others during the toddler years.  Learning to make friends is an important task and part of your child’s growing social development and interest in the world. […]

Things to Do when You Can’t go Out

By Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H. With schools and work places closing due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we are all spending more time at home. This likely means we are also trying to think of things we can do as a family or ways to keep our children busy. Here are a few ideas to […]

Parenting in the Midst of COVID-19

Adapted from the Science of Parenting Blog posted on March 16, 2020 written by Mackenzie Johnson If you’ve been following us, you know that our passion is providing parents like you with research-based information for your family. With concern around COVID-19, we’ve identified some trustworthy resources to help you navigate this ever-changing situation. COVID-19 Facts […]

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