A Practical Guide to the Kind of Communication Between Doctors, Parents, Therapists and Educators that Helps Children Succeed

Every day for the past 22 years, we’ve been working with parents and professionals. We’ve seen firsthand, countless times, that the goal of raising emotionally and developmentally healthy children is largely dependent on productive communication between parents and the professionals they’re working with in the medical and educational fields. Even 22 years ago, and all…

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Child Anxiety: Is it All in the Mind… or All in the Body?

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Recently, a mother from Manhattan posted on Facebook that she was looking for recommendations for a child psychologist for her daughter: “She has always been an anxious child, needing to be reassured of things, but recently it’s become increasingly worse. She becomes alarmed and scared if she doesn’t see someone at pick up right away,…

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Why You Should Be Glad When Your Kid Throws a Tantrum (Maybe): Emotional Regulation in Children

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Rebecca is sprawled on the floor, thrashing, the hairs of her undone ponytail wet against her tear-stained cheeks. Between hysterical cries and moments of holding her breath, the child exclaims, “I want that doll!” While Mommy’s nerves may get frazzled from the heightened noise levels, Rebecca’s tantrum may not only be appropriate but also a…

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Why It’s So Hard to Feel Like You’re a Good Parent When It Comes to Screen Time… and What You Can Do About It

Parenting and screen time - why it is such a hard balance

This is Part 2 of our post on children and screen time. Part 1 dealt with the impact of screen time on your child’s brain and sensory development. This part gives a practical approach to developing and moderating your child’s screen time habits in a way that’s healthy for them, for you and for your…

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What Screen Time and Screen Media Do To Your Child’s Brain and Sensory Processing Ability

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  (April 2 – Correction: Information on the AAP policies below has been edited. Thanks to the readers – Diana and P – who caught the error!) It’s a scene we’re sure you’ve witnessed again and again: A family is sitting in a restaurant having dinner. The four year old is clearly fed up with…

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