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Screen Time Guidelines for Children 5 and Under

By Tristan Ford-Hutchinson / March 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Today’s parents can often find themselves wondering how much screen time is too much. The ever-changing landscape of digital media can make it difficult for us to keep up with how much is too much and which type(s) of devices and content should our children be exposed to. Childhood is changing, especially when it comes

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Reading style matters

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

The way we read books to our children makes a difference in how they learn new words and develop early reading skills. Tell Me More There’s more than one way to read a book, and the way you read to your child has been found to significantly correlate with the benefits children receive from reading

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Babies memories: better than previously thought

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / February 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

Twelve-month-old babies seem to have the ability to not only process information quickly, but also to retain that information for at least a month – amazing! Tell Me More It’s hard to tell what babies are thinking and how good their memories are since they can’t yet communicate verbally. However, research into memory development in

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Children that walk well, talk well

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / February 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Motor and language development depend on one another much more so than previously thought. Tell Me More Our ability to speak depends in part on the muscles in the mouth, tongue, and throat. These muscles are controlled by nerves that mature just like those needed for other motor activities, such as, walking. Accordingly, children who

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Self-Care for New Mothers

By Dr. Jessica Bauer, Ph.D. / February 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

The transition into parenthood is a wonderful and joyous time, but it can be overwhelming and stressful. While self-care includes everyday activities you find enjoyable such as reading a book or taking a bath, it is important to participate in activities which promote wellbeing and positive thoughts about yourself. Self-care is about doing anything that

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Nutrition nourishes neural connections

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / February 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Whole volumes have been published about the impact good nutrition on early development, both before and after birth, with good reason – nutrition plays an integral part in the development of neural connections in the brain. Tell Me More Why does food choice matter? The brain grows primarily by forming new neural connections and be

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Babysitter reading book to toddler.

Babies need books!

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / February 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Reading to babies has a direct impact on preschool vocabulary and listening comprehension and is directly related to reading skills in school. Tell Me More Most parents understanding the importance and benefits of reading to kids, but you might be surprised to learn that the language advantages of reading have been shown in babies as

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Mom saying good-bye to babysitter and little boy.

5 Ways to Help Your Child with Separation Anxiety

By Tristan Ford-Hutchinson / January 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Have you ever had a difficult time leaving your child with a babysitter, or perhaps during the morning drop off at school? Has your child ever clung to you, begged you to stay by their side, or cried when you went to leave? If yes, you are not alone. Many children struggle with separation from

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The Evolution of Play

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / January 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

The sequence of playing skills and interests in young children usually follows a typical pattern and is directly linked to underlying brain development and maturity. Tell Me More Though the age in which children will engage in these activities varies slightly, the major areas of playing and their commonly observed sequence is: Constructive: building towers

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