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Bah Humbug! Reducing Holiday Upsets

The holidays are an exciting time for children. The lights, the sounds, abundance of frosted sugar cookies . . . excitement fills the air! For toddlers, however, the change to routine, excitement of toys, and new stimuli can result in emotional ups and downs, including more tantrums or, as we like to frame them, “upsets.” …

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Splash Into Safety: Water Safety Tips for the Summer

Children are naturally drawn to water. Makes sense—they float around in their mama’s fluids for nine months before joining us in the outside world. As infants and toddlers, many children enjoy splashing in the pool or other small bodies of water. Like most other aspects of their lives, water play requires a certain degree of …

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Preschool Fair

For parents of preschoolers entering the 2018-19 school year, Parenting Now’s Second Annual Preschool Fair is a perfect event for parents to learn about local preschools and talk with their educators—all under one roof! This free event is open to the community and will feature over 12 preschools, including Eugene Waldorf School, Temple Beth Israel, …

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Lenguaje de Amor – Alentando el desarrollo del lenguaje de tu peque

La etapa preescolar es fabulosa y llena de diversión en lo que se refiere al lenguaje. Tu peque está aprendiendo nuevas palabras a mil por hora – y entendiendo más de lo que oye! Como un adorable periquito que camina y habla, tú notarás que tu peque repite todo lo que dices, o habla palabritas …

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Oodles of Doodles – Getting Creative With Toddlers

Art and creativity are an essential component to the human experience. While we may not all be master painters or seasoned pianists, we all have outlets for our creative endeavors. For some of us, it’s organizing clutter or designing floral arrangements—or maybe, it’s simply getting down and dirty with some finger paints with your toddler. …

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Finding the Right Preschool

Some parents are matter-of-fact about sending their child to preschool. They may have older children who have gone to preschool or friends and neighbors who have placed their children in preschool programs, so they know what to expect. Other parents may struggle with the idea of sending their 2-, 3- or 4-year-old off to school …

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Concussions: Signs, Prevention, and Treatment

In our last post for National Child Safety and Protection Month, we discuss how to recognize the signs of a concussion.  Parents of toddlers and young children know how hard it is to protect them 24-hours a day. After a major crash while running too fast after their sibling, you may have wondered how serious …

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