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I am participating RIGHT NOW in the Twitter Chat “Talking is Learning” hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Children & Too Small to Fail”. Join in the chatter on Twitter to learn some great tips on how parents can encourage children’s healthy development. Topics will include brain, language and social-emotional development. I have my twitter feed on my sidebar so keep watch on it! Other “tweetiatricians” are participating! Join in on the conversation!

Follow me on Twitter: @nerissabauer

AAP Social Media Ambassador for American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Archive of TWEETS from @nerissabauer during #TalkingIsTeaching:

Q1: Why is early learning important? #TalkingIsTeaching

A1: Early learning is critical to building foundation 4 positive rel, healthy social-emotional dev & school readiness  4 retweets2 likes

A1: Children’s brains are like sponges. Talking to them early & often is KEY  4 retweets8 likes

A1: Using every day moments to talk to your child is easy & fun. Can be done anywhere, anytime.  1 retweet3 likes

Q2: What are the best activities to do with my child to boost his or her brain and language development? #TalkingIsTeaching

Q4: How can parents support children as they learn how to develop healthy relationships & ways to express their feelings? #TalkingIsTeaching

A4: Listen first & then label their feelings. Shows them you care.  4 retweets2 likes

A4: Label all emotions, positive & negative. Helps validate child’s feelings. 1st step to social-emotional wellness.  1 retweet2 likes

A4: Kids are always watching! They watch how parents & older sibs interact, talk & treat others.  1 retweet0 likes

Q5: Why is bonding important, and how do I begin bonding with my baby from birth? #TalkingIsTeaching

A5: Bonding is essential 2 the mother-infant relationship. If you need help, ask. Your child’s doctor can help w/ mood.  6 retweets3 likes

A5: Breastfeeding promotes bonding. Ask 4 help if you are having problems from doc or lactation consultants.

Q6: How do children learn through play? #TalkingIsTeaching

A6: Children learn through playing. Fun, provides plenty of chances to navigate friendships. Promotes creativity.  2 retweets1 like

A6: Yes, kids’ play can be repetitious–but they are doing serious business learning through doing.  3 retweets1 like

Q7: How can parents and pediatricians work together to promote healthy brain development? #TalkingIsTeaching

A7: Parents ask questions. Your child’s doctor is here to help #TalkingIsTeaching 2retweets 2 likes

A7: Coordination is Key! Young children benefit when parents, medical homes and educators all work together #TalkingIsTeaching 7retweets 8 likes

A7: pediatricians & parents are partners all interested in one thing. Your child’s health! #TalkingIsTeaching 2retweets  1 like

A7: Pediatricians provide care within a medical home. Parents are part of the team. #TalkingIsTeaching 2retweets 2 likes

Q8: Where can parents go if they are concerned about their child’s development? #TalkingIsTeaching

A8: Pediatricians, parenting classes, mothers groups & @postpartumHelp are among resources 4 families #TalkingIsTeaching 0retweets 2likes

A8: no question is silly. Everyone has concerns. Talk to your child’s doctor if u are worried. #TalkingIsTeaching 0retweets 1like

A8: Pediatricians not only there to give vaccines and check growth. They provide parenting support! #TalkingIsTeaching 1retweet 3 likes

A8: if you have questions ask our child’s doctor. Supporting parents is a big part of what we do! #TalkingIsTeaching 1 retweet 1like

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Nerissa Bauer

I am a behavioral pediatrician, consultant, child advocate and blogger. I am a wife, mommy to 2 amazing children and 2 golden retrievers. Love cooking, travel, reading, tap and creating.