There was so much joy and celebration and support at our auction this past Friday night! Giving to our community can bring joy not just for adults, but for kids too. Mandi Vance’s post explains the joy children find in giving and how you as a parent can help facilitate it.
Do you wonder how much screen time your child should have? How to make decisions about it all? You’ll find info in this latest Triple P blog post on Lane Kids about the Who? What? When? and Where? of kids and screen time, as well as hear what experts are saying. En español: El dilema sobre […]
Spring is surely on the horizon, but winter rains and more will still be here for a while. Here’s some great ideas for winter fun and winter safety. En español: Haz maravillas del invierno y no una preocupación más.
This message is regarding my Healthy Families home visitor, Dixie. I don’t know where to begin. Dixie has been a huge blessing in my and my daughter’s life in the last 3 years. She’s seen me at my best, and worst. She has really given me great tools to become a better first time mother! I […]
Holiday Priorities If you can’t do everything you want to during a holiday, what would be most important to you and your family? What do you value about the holidays? Here is a worksheet to help you sort it out. Exercise: Put the number “1” next to the item on the following list that represents […]
In this season of giving, Parenting Now! asked community members to share memories of the lasting gifts they received from their parents. Gustavo Balderas: My parents taught me to value education. Growing up, my parents worked very difficult blue collar jobs. They constantly reminded my brother and me to work hard in school, to stay […]
Thirty-nine years ago my first child, Joshua, was born. The experience of becoming a mom was so powerful that it actually inspired my life’s work, helping to create and direct the parenting organization, Birth To Three, which we know today as Parenting Now! From my own experience as the mom of Josh and his brother, […]
I’m happy not to be a cavewoman, for a variety of reasons. But right now, I’m particularly happy not to be a cavewoman or any woman without access to a sympathetic medical community, because postpartum depression has been kicking my butt. I’ve heard the arguments that PPD, or perinatal mood disorder, is just a modern-day […]
When we learned that we were going to be having a child, we knew immediately that it would be important to for us to expose him to nature and the outdoors as much as possible. But we also knew that might be a challenge. It could be difficult to deal with adverse weather, diaper changes […]
Jennifer Volem, a parenting educator with Parenting Now!, asked parents in several Wonderful ONEs® groups to share the titles of their favorite books from their childhoods. First group: Corduroy I Am a Bunny Baby Listens Baby Face books Camping Spree with Mr. McGee The Foot Book Put Me in the Zoo Tadpole Rex Forest Friends The Little […]