Parenting Now! is so fortunate to be selected again as a recipient agency of the Great Rotary Raffle! Now in its 30th year, The Great Rotary Duck Race raises funds to support selected community-based prevention and intervention programs that nurture children and help their parents cope with child rearing. How It Works It’s easy! Purchase $5 […]
Traveling with kids is exciting and has the potential to leave lasting memories, but it can be a lot of work. With some planning and preparation, long car rides can go smoothly. This week, we discuss traveling in cars with children. Bags are packed. Now what? The most common challenge about traveling with children is […]
Parents, teachers and other caregivers can teach and support a child’s social skills during routine activities at home and at school.
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 […]
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, […]