“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 […]
How to Decrease Negative Behaviors Using the 3 “P”s: Prevention, Positive Discipline, and Patience If you have a preschooler, you probably hear the word “no” (or some version of it) pretty regularly. You may even be surprised to hear that your child is delightfully cooperative and always says yes in preschool! Be proud that your […]
Parenthood can be incredibly joyful, but it is also demanding and stressful for every parent. The good news is there are ways to help you handle the very real stresses of parenting. If you are a new parent, you know the answer to the question “Are you stressed?” Parenthood can be incredibly joyful, but it […]
Children aren’t all the same. That was clear the moment we stepped into our first Parenting Now! Incredible Infants class. Some of the babies were curiously staring around the room, some screaming, some cowering into their mothers’ arms, and some happy as could be to get the whole room’s attention. Pack eleven babies of about […]
Talking, reading, singing — communicating from your child at every age is critical for their language development. Find out ways to help build your child’s language skills at different development stages.
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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 […]
The phone rang midway through the morning, two days after my granddaughter’s birth and hours before the prescribed ‘discharge time’ from the hospital maternity unit. My daughter’s quiet voice came over the phone line. “Mom, I’m afraid.” “Of what, honey?” “Mom, I can’t do this. The nurse just came in, they want me to get […]
The positive benefits of breast feeding and breast milk are well-known, well-researched and well-documented. In Oregon, more than 90% of women plan to breast feed their baby. For most women, the decision of how to feed their newborn is made while they are pregnant and put into action once the baby is born.
I struggled with Postpartum Depression (or Perinatal Mood Disorder) from the time my daughter was 5 weeks old. At first, I wasn’t convinced that I had a real problem; I just thought that I was bad at being a mom and I needed to buck up and get used to it. Thankfully, my husband encouraged […]