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Kids and Sports

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 …

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Pinwheels for Prevention

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 …

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Music Therapy Helps Child Develop

A child looks at me from across the room. Moments ago, he was motionless and emotionally upset. Now he wears a beaming smile and holds his breath in anticipation. Then he erupts in vigorous foot stomping, knowing that I see every move, and hearing the thump-thump of the guitar bass line that reflects his movements. …

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Raising Grateful Children

A couple of years ago, on a crisp and sunny October day, I left my office for a lunch break and drove to a local cafe. Many students waited in line and filled the outdoor tables. As I walked in, an attractive young woman, who appeared to be about 17, approached me. She wore fashionable distressed skinny …

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Coaching Improves Parenting

“Everybody is always telling you when you are doing something wrong; no one ever tells you when you are doing something good.” A single dad of two preschool age boys said this while participating in a 10-week video coaching program at Pearl Buck Center’s preschool. Pearl Buck Preschool is a tuition-free preschool serving children and …

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Let’s Play

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. …

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Parenting Style Creates Moral Autonomy

By Aoife Magee, PhD, and Jean Bishop, MA Over time, parenting and teaching styles influence a child’s development, including their self-esteem, self-control and self-reliance. Therefore, we need to consciously guide children in ways that will strengthen their social and emotional skills. A parenting and teaching style is defined as the means by which an adult …

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Emotion Study Seeks Families

The Emotion Regulation in Families study, which is part of the Psychology Department at the University of Oregon, is seeking mothers of children aged 36-60 months who have experienced the following in their lives: fear of abandonment in relationships, difficulty controlling anger, being impulsive, and having relationships with extreme ups and downs. Additional screening qualifications …

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