Monthly Archives: May 2013

“Turn that thing off!”

By |May 29th, 2013|

I admit it, sometimes I don’t use my “nice mommy” voice when screen time is over and it’s time to turn off the TV or computer. Parents often face a battle enforcing limits or trying to figure out what the limits are. Just because I work in a field where I read about children’s health […]


By |May 29th, 2013|

My kiddos Jack (9) and May (7) are like any other kids; they love their snacks. But if you’re a parent like me who tries to be vigilant about packing healthy snacks for school, the playground and sports, you’ll quickly find that your apples, almonds and water bottles are usually outnumbered by chips, bars and […]

Poster Contest Winners

By |May 23rd, 2013|

LaneKids is excited to present the winners of their 2013 Poster Contest, held in celebration of Oregon Parenting Education Week, May 19-25.  The winners were chosen from more than 50 entries sent in by children from across the county.  These children created their posters using the theme “I know my parents love me because…” 
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Boost Your Family’s Safety

By |May 21st, 2013|

When your child hits school age you know it is only time until they start asking when they can ride in the car without a car seat or booster seat. Or to ride in the front seat. Or to just this once make an exception, and fit four friends in the back seat altogether, just […]

Learning to Talk

By |May 10th, 2013|

A baby’s first words are exciting for everyone. When will it happen? What will your baby say? Here are some language milestones to track your child’s progress.

Birth to seven months: The first signs of language are facial expressions, sounds and gestures. A child will look at an object and show excitement, make eye contact, smile […]

Keeping Young Workers Safe

By |May 7th, 2013|

Do you have teens about to start work or who are new to work? Work can be a very positive experience but there are some things you and your teen should know. Did you know that young people under the age of 25 are twice as likely to get hurt on-the-job than older workers? Young […]

The Importance of Early Development for Later Success

By |May 7th, 2013|

The early years are crucial for the development of a secure emotional attachment and the skills that help children succeed in life. Promoting and developing these skills along with strengthening families are important ways to improve long term outcomes for children. Supporting families and parents through innovative strength-based parent education programs have been successful and […]

Oregon Parenting Education Week

By |May 7th, 2013|

LaneKids and partners are pleased to share that Oregon Parenting Education Week will be observed May 19-25, 2013.
Of all the things that influence a child’s growth and development, the most critical is reliable, responsive, and sensitive parenting. Effective parenting education programs have been linked with decreased rates of child abuse and neglect, better physical, cognitive […]