Following up on last week’s water safety post, this week we discuss other ways to keep your kids safe in your own backyard. Summer is officially in full swing, which means the sprinklers are flowing and swimsuits have become everyday wear. As toddlers and young children ask to spend more and more time playing outside, […]
Children are naturally drawn to water. Makes sense—they float around in their mama’s fluids for nine months before joining us in the outside world. As infants and toddlers, many children enjoy splashing in the pool or other small bodies of water. Like most other aspects of their lives, water play requires a certain degree of […]
Just like teaching children their letters and numbers, children can be taught to play with friends, express emotions in safe ways, understand emotions in others and solve problems.
Tener peques en la familia sin duda trae gozo y realización a nuestras vidas. Desafortunadamente, al mismo tiempo en que la familia crece, nuestras cuentas bancarias disminuyen. Mientras tus peques crecen, nuevos gastos se avecinan: inscripciones para actividades deportivas, clases extraescolares, tecnología, útiles escolares, campamentos de verano y ropa para un rápido y constante crecimiento. […]
A new sibling means some major changes for your toddler. From the toddler’s perspective, once the ruler of the roost, they now have to share you with a tiny, crying, pooping machine. Not fair, right?! You may have heard that it’s going to be a bumpy road as you adjust to your newest addition, but […]
When and why did you join the board of PN!? Prior to starting a family, I worked in residential and day treatment with kids with behavioral and emotional challenges. I received my masters in Special Education and worked in public schools as a learning/behavior specialist for six years. When I was pregnant with my first […]
Claire Davis, Healthy Families Supervisor/Program Manager I joined Birth To Three (now Parenting Now! (PN!) in 2001. I don’t remember how I heard about the organization; it seems like everyone I talked to about wanting to work with parents and children in Eugene referred me to Birth To Three. My favorite thing about PN! is […]
Allison and Jake Weatherly share their experiences in Parenting Now!’s Incredible INFANTs, Wonderful ONEs and Terrific TWOs. If you are interested in joining a group or want to learn more, click here. Our son Connor was barely a month old when we started our first group at Parenting Now! 10-years ago. We really wanted to […]
Children are born negotiators. They learn early on that with a little persistence (and pestering) they can eventually wear down their parent’s resolve. “Pester Power” is the power children have to repeatedly make requests until their parents give them what they want. Whether it’s cake for breakfast or wanting to go to a friend’s house, […]
It was, truly, a race against time. Months earlier, on the heels of his diagnosis, I received a clear, persistent and urgent message: “You won’t get it back,” they cautioned. “Take the time — tell him what he means to you, share your fondest memories, do it now.” I nodded. I agreed. But I couldn’t do it.