Parent Tips

Napping and Brain Development

Why do some children stop napping before others? New research suggests that transition out of napping may have to do with brain development, not age.   The research focused on the hippocampus, which is the memory area of the brain. When little children nap, they “consolidate emotional and declarative [conscious recollection of facts and events] memories…”  Read More

Oral Health

Even babies can get tooth decay.   There are new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines regarding oral health and tooth decay prevention.  These recommendations can help you instill good habits in your children. Liquids: Water:  Serve water between meals (preferably fluoridated tap water).Juice: Fluoride Brushing When to see a dentist: The AAP recommends a child’s Read More