8.20.2016

Screen Time

Your Child's Brain on Screen
Too much screen time too soon impedes the development of the ability to focus, to concentrate, to lend attention, to sense other people’s attitudes and communicate with them, to build a large vocabulary—all those abilities are harmed.

8.17.2016

Transitional Objects

Hold On To That Blankey
Mr. Rogers understood the usefulness of a cherished blanket or stuffed toy. It helps children facing stress (good and bad), and to make the gradual shift from being completely dependent to being comfortably independent.

7.19.2016

Hold Your Horses

Individualized Equine Therapy
HYH is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life and wellness for people with disabilities. The multidisciplinary team includes board certified physical, occupational, speech and psychotherapy professionals, as well as a team of therapy aides and equine professionals...AND horses.
 

7.15.2016

Why Routine Helps Children

Mr. Rogers Tells Us
"Children feel far more comfortable and secure when things happen predictably – with routines, rituals, and traditions. Those traditions, big or small, create anchors of stability, especially in rough seas."

6.18.2016

Supporting Parent-Child Relationships

Autism and Stress
A wide range of troubling behaviors in young children are both cause and result of stressed relationships. Addressing it early supports healthy development of the rapidly growing brain.

5.22.2016

Face-to-Face Exchanges

Why Screens Get in the Way Developmentally
It's the small moments — the face-to-face exchanges sometimes called “serve and return” interactions — that encourage attachment, warmth and trust between parent and child.

4.18.2016

The Intricate Emotional Diaper Dance

Why Diaper Changing is Important
Scientist Suzanne Zeedyk discusses how diaper changing (and the adult reaction to it) affects infant brain development.