As school settles in for the fall season, many kindergarteners and elementary school children are heading home with homework packets in their backpacks. Homework needn’t be a time of stress or pressure. Enjoy this opportunity to spend time together and learn about the world again through your child’s eyes.
While it can be hard for kids to share their parents’ attention or let others into their personal space, hosting visitors provides opportunities for young children to practice their social skills.
New school years can also bring about new challenges. There’s often no one reason why a child may be struggling, but you can work with the teacher to come up with strategies to support your child’s learning.
Does your elementary-school-aged child still wet the bed? If so, you’re not alone. Enuresis (or “bedwetting”) is more common than people realize, with 1 in every 8 children starting elementary school still wetting the bed. Whether bedwetting happens every night or once every couple weeks, it’s normal to be concerned about the behavior and wonder […]
In this week’s blog post from the Triple P Team, we talk about chores. Ah, summer vacation… For families with school-aged children, it’s days filled with running through sprinklers, cooling down with popsicles, and eating picnics in the backyard. It’s also a time filled with endless piles of dirty dishes, mountains of wet towels and […]
En el Condado de Lane, los deportes de primavera están en pleno funcionamiento. Actividades como futbol soccer, rugby, lacrosse, básquetbol, béisbol y bateo; se están alistando para que tanto los peques como sus familias tengan una experiencia divertida. Los deportes juegan un papel primordial en muchas de las experiencias en la niñez y proveen oportunidades […]
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 […]
These days we hear a lot about how our children need to be more physically active – soccer, gymnastics, walking, exercise… Physical activity is essential! But while we may not necessarily hear about it as much, children also thrive when they are supported and encouraged to be involved with the creative arts. Getting Your Child […]
“Sibling rivalry.” We’ve all heard of it. If we have more than one child, we’ve probably witnessed it. “My sibling is my best friend.” We’ve heard that too. Some of us have experienced it with our own siblings. How do we get our kids to go from rivals to friends, or to at least getting […]
We’ve all seen kids pulling toys out of another child’s hands or screaming they won’t sit next to a particular kid. When young children act in these ways, they are often expressing frustration, anger or other emotions they are struggling to deal with. When your child starts pre-school or kindergarten, they will surely act out […]