Friends And Foes: Navigating Sibling Relationships When baby number 2 was still in the womb, you may have daydreamed about what your children’s relationship would look like: “Will my oldest help get diapers for his baby brother?” Or “Will my youngest daughter dance like her older sister? Maybe they will perform in recitals together!” Flash […]
Step 5 of Positive Parenting: Take Care of Yourself as a Parent The last in the 5 Steps to Positive Parenting is one of the easiest steps to overlook: Taking care of yourself as a parent. Some days, between cluster feedings, an infant who will only sleep in your arms, and toddler potty training and upsets, […]
Parenting Takes A Village This article appeared in the January 14, 2019 edition of the Register-Guard. We are social creatures by nature. In the earliest years of our existence on Earth, our survival depended on having family and friends in our village to feed, shelter and comfort us. Today’s world is vastly different from the […]
Let’s be honest: Most of us don’t waltz into parenthood knowing what we’re doing. We seek guidance from family, peers, and pediatricians, but even then, parenting is still often a learn-as-you-go process, which is why we make mistakes and fall into parenting traps. The good news is that when it comes to parenting there is […]
Parenting Now! is asking the community to participate in the Parenting Pathway Survey that looks at current parenting resources and their impact on parents in the Eugene area. The goal of the survey is to discover the program structures and topics that best fit the needs of parents in this area. The survey will take […]
Parenting is a learned skill. No one is born knowing how to be a good parent. Many parents may not want to use their own childhoods as the basis for their own parenting. Other parents may just be looking for new strategies for parenting their children. The good news is that our community and the internet have many resources for parents to expand their skills and become better at nurturing and caring for their children.