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Problem Solving to Reduce Fighting and Aggression

Problem Solving to Reduce Fighting and Aggression It’s not uncommon for children to argue over a toy or become frustrated when they are told “no.” Fighting and aggression—whether it’s in the form of name calling, pushing, hitting, or refusing to share—are common responses when children lack problem-solving skills. It’s important to teach young children the value …

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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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7 Tips for Helping Your Child Become a Great Problem Solver

Whether it’s the playground, the classroom or the conference room, everyone needs problem solving skills. Even as an infant, your child is problem solving – how can I get my thumb into my mouth may be the problem of the day to solve. Check out the new Triple P blog posting. You’ll find some great tips …

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Campaign will Focus on Positive Parenting

We’ve all seen it. You are in line at the grocery store and someone’s child is having a meltdown right there in the aisle. The howls, the tears, the frazzled parent just trying to pick up food for dinner. We’ve all thought to ourselves, “Whoa, glad that isn’t me!” Some of us add, “At least …

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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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Meeting Breastfeeding Goals

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.

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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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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Flexible Parenting

Before my 6-week-old son, Jasper, was even conceived, he was already teaching me one of the most valuable lessons of my life so far. It took my husband and me nearly three years to finally welcome our first child, and it wasn’t until two years into that process that I received the insight I needed …

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Two-Generation Parenting Programs

Parent-Child Programs Holds Promise Parenting is one of the most rewarding activities one can do, but it is also one of the most challenging. As the saying goes, children don’t come with instruction manuals. Therefore, many parents welcome additional tools that can support their children’s healthy development. Increasingly, scientific evidence on child development is revealing …

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