The Triple P Team tackles bedtime challenges, including refusing sleep or staying in bed. Thinking restless nights are reserved exclusively for the newborn phase? Most parents can tell you all ages can have interrupted nights. One in three children under the age of 5 experiences bedtime struggles, which can include: Taking a long time to fall […]
The Triple P Team talks sportsmanship, competition, and selecting the right sport for your child. In Lane County, spring sports are in full swing. Soccer, rugby, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, T-ball – everything is gearing up for a fun experience for kids and families. Sports play an important role in many children’s lives and provide them with […]
Still Parenting Together Major relationship changes, such as separation or divorce, can present challenges, as well as opportunities, for parenting together. Even in the best of circumstances, it’s critical to be prepared and give consideration to how things will work when parenting together after a separation or divorce. It will not only help you and […]
It’s a safe assumption that people (parents or not) want the best for children. If you were to ask the average person how our community should set its priorities and allocate its resources, many would say “children” in some way. Maybe their top priority would be school readiness, libraries, access to healthcare or recreational opportunities. […]
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Parenting Now! is planting pinwheel gardens to celebrate happy childhoods free of abuse. A list of locations is provided below, along with ways businesses can plant gardens. Check out our Executive Director, Lynne Swartz, on this KEZI piece Pinwheel Gardens Raise Awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. We are grateful […]
We were designed to move! That’s why the importance of physical activity for children cannot be overstated in the 21st century. Physical exercise and activity is essential for children. The earlier they start, the healthier and more capable they will be in all aspects of their education and life. The research and evidence is incontrovertible. […]
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 […]
When children enter group settings, such as play groups, daycares, preschools and schools, they are exposed to many common germs. Reducing their risk of infection requires that teachers, parents and caregivers know the myths and facts of infection control.
Children and families face any number of different needs that may keep the youngsters from developing and reaching their personal potential. Many of these issues are out of the parent or child’s control. However, when it comes to kids who just don’t get enough floor time, and especially tummy time as infants, there is something […]
Successful grieving after the death of a loved one is an extremely difficult task for anyone. For children, all deaths are untimely. The bereaved child’s comprehension of events is dependent upon their developmental level. Their emotions are varied and unique, and not as neatly characterized as what occurs in adults.