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Parenting Stress: Ways to support your emotional health

Stress, we all handle it differently. And we all do better when we know some ways to deal with it. Parenting Now’s Make Parenting A Pleasure program helps support parents who are experiencing high levels of stress by helping them identify ways to manage stressful moments during the day.  What is stress? Stress can affect …

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Calming Methods for Preschoolers

    Children are going through a range of experiences and emotions right now. Distance learning, hybrid learning, COVID-19 precautions, time away from family and friends—are all having an emotional impact on us. Preschoolers, in particular, need additional support from their parents during challenging times. One way you can support your preschooler is by teaching …

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Positive Parenting Today for a Brighter Tomorrow

Parenting is important work—but it isn’t always easy. Even though it can be the most rewarding work we do, often it can feel exhausting and demanding. Parents have the important responsibility of raising the next generation. As we walk into this role hopeful and excited, many of us may feel unprepared, learning through trial and …

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Why Kids Steal — and Ways to Prevent It

It could be as insignificant as a cookie off the counter, or a little more troublesome such as a toy from a friend’s house—either way, many children will experiment with stealing at some point in time. While young children do not always understand what stealing is, or know the difference between borrowing something and taking …

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Developing An Interest In Sports

Children are born movers and shakers. Starting in infancy, babies wiggle and squirm in an effort to move their bodies through space, grab onto things, and explore the world. Giving your baby lots of opportunities to manipulate and explore encourages a curiosity and mastery that lays a strong foundation for love of learning and moving. …

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What Is Your Baby Telling You?

Each baby is unique and special. Yet, all babies have a lot in common—they all have basic needs, like the need to eat and sleep. Infants also need to feel connected and this will contribute to a strong bond with their parents. Lastly, babies need to learn and master new skills such as making sounds …

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Tips for Reducing In-Person Learning Anxieties

With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, children are starting to resume some in-person learning at school. Many schools have individualized plans when it comes to hybrid learning, but whether your child is returning for just a few hours per week or is returning to full-time in person learning, it’s likely that many kiddos will experience some level …

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Meet Anita Geisler, MD

    Anita Geisler, MD, is a pediatrician with Oregon Medical Group and serves as President-Elect on Parenting Now’s Board of Directors. Let’s get to know her more! When and how did you get involved with Parenting Now? I have been recommending Birth to Three/Parenting Now for years to the young families that I work …

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Meet Heather Gray

1. How long have you worked with Parenting Now? I have worked from Parenting Now for 1.5 years. 2. What positions have you had and what is your most current one? Car Seat Program Coordinator, Triple P Discussion Facilitator, Baby Connection Parenting Educator, and now Make Parenting A Pleasure Program Manager. 3. What do you …

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Single Parenting During a Pandemic

It’s no secret that parents are struggling right now as we approach the 1-year anniversary of the COVID-19 quarantine and associated restrictions. This is especially true for single parents. Managing your job, childcare, homeschool and being responsible for caring for your children all day every day takes a toll. You’ve heard this before, especially as …

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