In this season of giving, Parenting Now! asked community members to share memories of the lasting gifts they received from their parents. Gustavo Balderas: My parents taught me to value education. Growing up, my parents worked very difficult blue collar jobs. They constantly reminded my brother and me to work hard in school, to stay […]
Here’s your chance to have a professional photographer create a keepsake photo of your child! The Lane County Children’s Photo Contest is open for appointments now through March. Four photographers are donating their time and discounting their sitting fees to $49 so you can own a ‘forever’ photo while Parenting Now! receives a donation from […]
When you become pregnant, you immediately surrender your personal autonomy to some degree. My body’s primary purpose at the moment is to nurture and protect my baby, without ceasing, until I deliver. And that’s okay! Most of the time, the things that are best for baby, like a nutritious diet and regular exercise, are also […]
Parenting Now! asked community members to reminisce about the lasting gifts they have received from their parents. Sheryl Kesey Thompson: “Whether they intended to or not, my parents offered my brother and me experiences, opportunities and travels that were unique and full of adventure as we were growing up. Although I remember not always being […]
Age-Appropriate Gift Ideas from Parenting Now! Suggested by our professional parenting educators The parenting educators at Parenting Now! want to remind parents that their time with their children is the best gift. Here are some other options: INFANTS (used with adult supervision once the child is old enough to sit up): Mirrors (unbreakable) Balls “Baby […]
Our most lasting gifts come from how we are raised by our parents. Parenting Now! , formerly Birth To Three, asked community members to reminisce about their upbringing. Here are excerpts from their responses.
“Born in 1930 just as the Depression was descending on almost all families, I know my parents had a difficult time running a small business and raising my brother and me. Despite the times, my parents were always upbeat. I learned that money was not important, but behavior was. Good manners were insisted on and doing what is right and fair was firmly embedded in our psyches.”
If your goal is to have a cooperative child who interacts with you, it will require your active participation by having interactive exchanges with your child. But the benefits are huge – you and your child develop and strengthen your relationship as you increase your ability to communicate with each other. In other words, your child learns how to speak to you, and how to listen to you. Those of you who have teenagers know how important cooperation and communication can be, and these skills are developed during a child’s early years. Interactive exchanges are a short-term objective that meets the long-term goal of a healthy parent-child relationship.