Milestones in Speech and Language Development

By |2020-12-04T10:24:43-07:00December 4th, 2020|All Articles, Baby|

It starts one day with an adorable babble. Then the next, you’re pretty sure you heard your baby say “Dada.” And next thing you know, your child is talking nonstop about video games, telling Knock Knock Jokes, and reading to you from their favorite book. The first three years of a child’s life is the [...]

Helpful (And Not So Helpful) Beliefs Parents Have About Their Child’s Behavior

By |2020-11-20T16:46:45-07:00November 18th, 2020|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

It is extremely rewarding and enjoyable to be a parent, but it’s not always easy. And sometimes we make it harder for ourselves by holding beliefs about our children’s behavior that are exaggerated, untrue—or sometimes just plain unhelpful. When our children misbehave—whether it’s throwing toys or name calling—we sometimes look for a reason “why.” [...]

2020 Lane County Pumpkin Patch Guide

By |2020-10-09T13:54:49-07:00October 9th, 2020|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

The changing leaves aren’t the only things reminding us that fall has arrived. Oregon is a little more on the orange side this season, as pumpkins pop up everywhere from grocery stores to road-side stands to neighborhood front porches. Although you can find great pumpkins outside of your nearest supermarket, the best way to [...]

Postpartum depression in a pandemic

By |2020-07-23T14:44:13-07:00July 23rd, 2020|All Articles, Baby|

All new parents are at-risk for developing Postpartum Depression (PPD), sometimes referred to as Perinatal Mood Disorder (PMD) during pregnancy or after the birth of a new child. PMD includes postpartum anxiety and postpartum psychosis (very rare). But having a baby during a pandemic presents even more challenges for parents, as you navigate social distancing, [...]

Tips for Parenting In Uncertain Times: Part 1

By |2020-04-07T16:57:58-07:00April 7th, 2020|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

Whether you have a 1-month old, 1-year old, or 10-year old, chances are you are currently parenting very differently than you were mere weeks ago before schools were closed, events were cancelled, and you were asked to practice social distancing. Parenting under a pandemic is uncharted territory for pretty much all of us. It’s not [...]

Modern Fatherhood: Balancing Work-Family Life

By |2020-02-04T16:57:42-07:00February 4th, 2020|Baby|

The data is in! Research shows that children of present, engaged fathers are less likely to drop out of school, go to jail, and avoid high risk behaviors later in their lives, such as smoking, underage drinking, or teen pregnancy. This is great news, especially as cultural roles are shifting and many families are choosing [...]

Self-Regulation Techniques for Parents

By |2019-10-18T16:14:02-07:00October 18th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

As parents, our focus tends to be on teaching our children healthy ways to manage (or regulate) their “big” feelings. We teach them ways to calm their breathing, slow down their thoughts, and release explosive feelings in positive outlets, such as drawing or talking a walk. But when’s the last time you checked in [...]

2019 Lane County Pumpkin Patch Guide

By |2019-09-20T16:24:44-07:00September 20th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

The rainy mornings and changing leaves aren’t the only things reminding us that fall has arrived. Oregon is a little more on the orange side this season, as pumpkins pop up everywhere from grocery stores to road-side stands to neighborhood front porches. Although you can find great pumpkins outside of your nearest supermarket, the [...]