Parenting Tips

Tips for Parenting In Uncertain Times: Part 1 – Parents Article

Whether you have a 1-month old, 1-year old, or 10-year old, chances are you are currently parenting very differently than you were mere weeks ago before schools were closed, events were cancelled, and you were asked to practice social distancing. Parenting under a pandemic is uncharted territory for pretty much all of us. It’s not like a “snow day,” or “summer break” where you can fill your days with park playdates, trips to the pool, or overnights at Grandma’s. There…

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Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) A Parent Resource – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff On this page, we will present Coronavirus information and resources as they become available to us, Available Downloads: From the Pennsylvania Association for Infant Mental Health (PA-AIMH), some general COVID-19 guidelines. While there are reasons to be concerned, know that there are very few cases of the Coronavirus in our state and country at the present. Everyone is working hard to be sure very few people get…

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Developmental Delays and Disabilities, Early Intervention – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Developmental Delays and Disabilities According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developmental disabilities affect 1 in 7 children in the United States, or about 15%. As a child grows, they develop new physical, cognitive, and social skills at every age. From smiling and paying attention to faces at two months to playing make believe and dressing themselves by three years of age, a host…

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How to Get Ready for Summer Camp – Parents Article

If summer camp is in the future for your child, spring is the perfect time to start planning and preparing! Whether your kids are interested in day camp or sleep-away camp, there’s no denying the educational and social benefits summer camps can have. However, some kids find it easier to adjust to the new routine than others. For children returning to a camp they’ve attended in the past, the process can be exciting! They’re looking forward to seeing old friends,…

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Trends That Will Affect Parents In 2020 – Parents Article

Kids behavior has witnessed a major change over the years, more so in the last couple of years. There has been a massive shift in their awareness and exposure leading to higher demands and better answers. With time, parents have evolved too! So let’s talk about the trends that affect parents! The challenges of a parent today are manifold, and it includes everything, right from cognitive, social and emotional development of a child to technology. The year 2020 will see…

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Indoor and Outdoor Activities to help with Fine and Gross Motor Skills – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Outdoor Games and Indoor Crafts During your child’s first years of life, there are a variety of outdoor activities and indoor crafts that encourage the development of both gross and fine motor skills. From finger painting and working with homemade playdough indoors to playing with a ball or coloring with sidewalk chalk outside, there are many fun activities that strengthen muscles, help develop fine motor coordination, and…

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Is Organic Food Healthy for Kids? – Parents Article

There is a lot of buzz about organic foods, leaving parents confused. Is Organic Food Healthy for Kids? Find out all about organic food in this article. As a parent, one of the biggest responsibilities we have is ensuring good, healthy, nutritious food for our children. We need to ensure that the food we provide is safe, clean and having all the nutrients they require for growth. So it’s only natural that we do our share of research and try…

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Benefits of Being in the School Play – Parents Article

March is the traditional month for middle and high schoolers to stage their school plays and musicals.   Parents should support these important extracurricular activities if your child show interest in them, as they have many of the same advantages afforded by joining sports teams. Take a look at these skills and benefits!     Skills. Organization. If you tried to put on a play or musical without being organized, it probably would not go very well! This is a great…

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Childhood Visual Impairement. Is Your Child’s Eyesight at Risk? – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Children’s Vision Takes Time to Develop During the first months of life, your child’s eyes are experiencing the world for the first time, and their primary focus is only 8 to 10 inches away (about the distance to a parent’s face when being held.) At first, baby’s eyes may appear to be unfocused, to wander, or be crossed. It’s not an early concern, as your baby won’t…

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Social and Emotional Learning in Children. Self-Awareness, Empathy – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff What is SEL? Social and emotional learning is not new; it affects everyone, every day. It’s about self-awareness, self-control, and the interpersonal learning skills that are a part of school, work, and personal relationships. SEL started with The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and from a meeting hosted by the Fetzer Institute in 1994. Comprised of a distinguished national leadership team, the purpose of…

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