Helping Kids who are Afraid of the Dark

By: Heather Rotolo, LCSW, Clinical Director-Behavior Clinic, Penfield Children’s Center It’s very normal for a young child to be afraid of the dark. While you as the parent might continually assure him there are no monsters under his bed, that reassurance does little to quell his fears in the middle of the night. And, if …

Continue reading

The ABC’s of IEP’s

Some children need an extra boost to succeed in the classroom. If your child requires special education, an Individualized Education Plan will be written to help your child with his special need.

sharing

Teaching Children to Share

By: Patricia Newton-Powell, Assistant Director of Child Care Services, Penfield Children’s Center Sharing is difficult, but a normal development process. It helps a child learn how to be a generous person. In a world where we want what we want, when we want it, how on earth is it possible to teach a young child …

Continue reading

Yoga for Kids

Yoga for kids is therapeutic and FUN! It can also help increase focus, reduce anxiety and improve self-confidence. Try these animal and nature-inspired poses with your little one.

shy child

5 Tactics to Help your Shy Child Cope

By: Caroline Kupchella, Co-Founder, The Indika Alliance Every child has a different personality, and some are just innately shy. Children who tend to be shyer can be uncomfortable in social interactions, and may exhibit signs of clinginess. Self-confidence and comfort in social situations doesn’t come easy to all children, which is why it’s important to …

Continue reading

Understanding Disabilities

A disability affects a person’s body or brain. Some people have disabilities that you can see and others have disabilities that you cannot see. No matter the person’s abilities, everyone has special talents to share!

Healthy Rainbow

Nutrition Challenge: Eat the Rainbow

By: Olivia Johnson, RD, CD, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center We all know it’s important to eat fruits and vegetables throughout the day. But, are you feeling stuck in a rut, eating boring iceberg lettuce salads and munching on apples or bananas for a snack? Not only are there a variety of fruits and vegetables …

Continue reading

sick

Shoo la Gripe

Por: Mel Hendrickson, RN, Penfield Children’s Center Achoo! Es esa época del año otra vez; todos parecen estar enfermos. La gripe es fácil de atrapar y fácil de propagar a otros. Aquí hay algunos consejos y trucos para disminuir sus posibilidades de contraer el virus de la influenza y qué observar cuando tu pequeño comienza …

Continue reading

mom and son

Como Criar a un Niño Adaptable

Cada niño tiene sus propios gustos, disgustos y sentimientos hacia lo que es emocionante y lo que es estresante. Desde el momento que su pequeño nace, el comienza a desarrollar sus propias características de su personalidad. ¿Es él fácil de llevar, constantemente irritable, se siente cómodo cuando otras personas lo toman en brazos o prefiere …

Continue reading

Cómo Deshacerse de la Erupción del Pañal

Por: Shelli Samson, GN, Penfield Children’s Center’s Sala Cuna de Cuidados Especiales. ¡Ay! Uno de los problemas más desagradables y recurrentes para los bebés es la dermatitis del pañal. Mientras que un poco de piel irritada puede pasar desapercibido para su pequeño, una erupción más extensa puede picar, quemar o incluso lastimar. Hay muchas razones …

Continue reading