Ages and Stages: Stress and Stress Reduction

While stress is hard on adults, it is even tougher on little ones. Experiencing stressful situations and environments can disrupt brain growth and development, leading to problems with learning and behavior, along with mental and even physical issues. Fortunately, reducing and addressing stress in a child’s environment can have an immediate, positive impact. Here’s the…

Facts About Separation Anxiety

After the Labor Day holiday, we start the full swing “Back to School” schedule. Dropping off your child at daycare can sometimes cause anxiety. Here are a few facts to help ease into the transition: Infants: Separation anxiety develops after a child gains an understanding of object permanence. Once your infant realizes you’re really gone…