Elementary School-Age

Bedwetting in Elementary School

By |August 31st, 2017|

Does your elementary-school-aged child still wet the bed? If so, you’re not alone. Enuresis (or “bedwetting”) is more common than people realize, with 1 in every 8 children starting elementary school still wetting the bed.

Whether bedwetting happens every night or once every couple weeks, it’s normal to be concerned about the behavior and wonder whether […]

Teaching Your Preschooler To Stop Interrupting

By |August 1st, 2017|

When you first become a parent, even the simplest of tasks can seem challenging. But as you move through the baby and toddler years, certain things become easier, such as your child being able to tell you when they are hungry or helping to put their toys away.

However, even when your child is 4-years old, […]

Help Wanted: Is Your Child Ready for Chores?

By |June 15th, 2017|

Ah, summer vacation…

For families with school-aged children, it’s days filled with running through sprinklers, cooling down with popsicles, and eating picnics in the backyard. It’s also a time filled with endless piles of dirty dishes, mountains of wet towels and bathing suites to wash, and sticky popsicle puddles to wipe up.

When the housework starts to […]

To Catch A Thief: Discouraging Stealing Habits

By |June 6th, 2017|

It can start simply enough with finding an unfamiliar toy in your child’s backpack. When you ask where it came from, you might get a breezy response like, “Oh, my friend, Liam, told me I could have it.”

But then a few days later, you notice a couple dollars missing from your wallet and you wonder […]

Knowing The Signs of ADHD

By |June 1st, 2017|

It’s not uncommon for elementary school-aged children to get restless or bored easily; squirm around in their chair at school; or make silly noises at inappropriate times. But when a child has trouble finishing their school assignments, squirms so much they fall out of their seat, or seems to show little control over the sounds […]

Bumps In The Night: Nightmares and Night Terrors

By |May 16th, 2017|

Do you remember having nightmares as a child? If so, you might recall how real they felt to you, how hard it was to fall back asleep after a particularly scary dream, and how wonderfully comforting snuggles from mom or dad were during those late nights.

As a parent, it can be startling to hear your […]

Oh, Brother! Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling

By |April 17th, 2017|

A new baby means some major changes for the entire family. Children’s reactions can vary from being helpful with diapers or feedings to jealousy or baby-like behavior. Preparing your child for the new baby will help get their bond off to a good start. Here are some steps you can take to help ease the […]

Kids and Sports

By |April 5th, 2017|

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 a wealth of opportunities.  Along with fitness and physical health, sports have strong ties […]

Toddler Sharing

By |March 27th, 2017|

Sharing is a lifelong skill that helps us all get along.  For toddlers, however, this can be an entirely new and difficult idea. It can cause tension with your family and on the playground.  You can help your child learn to share things like toys and people, or to take turns.  It takes awareness, patience, […]

To Tell the Truth: Children and Lying

By |March 21st, 2017|

While most people value honesty, most adults have lied or have been lied to at least some time in their lives – in personal or work relationships or elsewhere. It might be to get away with something or it might be to avoid hurting someone’s feelings.  Children are no different.

As parents, we know that children […]