Elementary School-Age

Step 4 of Positive Parenting: Have Realistic Expectations

By |February 7th, 2019|

One of the primary goals of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program is show that parenting education is for every family. Whether you’re currently experiencing high levels of stress or have found a good balance in your life, we can all benefit from learning the basic principles of positive parenting.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been […]

Step 3 of Positive Parenting: Use Assertive Discipline

By |January 31st, 2019|

From telling little fibs to pulling their sibling’s hair, addressing challenging behavior is something parents do every day. A common thread in the Positive Parenting Program is how to manage the behavior you don’t want to see  in the moment and ways to prevent it in the future.

As parents, we strive to find the most […]

Step 2 of Positive Parenting: Have a Positive Learning Environment

By |January 24th, 2019|

Do you have a child between the ages of 2 and 12? The Triple P Online Parenting Program is a tool for parents looking for fresh, positive ideas on everything from potty training to coping with stress.

Triple P doesn’t tell you how to parent; it simply provides strategies that you can adapt to your unique […]

Step 1 of Positive Parenting: Create a Safe, Interesting Environment

By |January 16th, 2019|

Many of us start the New Year with a set of resolutions, usually centered on bettering ourselves in some way—whether it’s eating healthier or saving money. The New Year is also a wonderful time to assess how you are doing with Triple P’s 5 Steps to Positive Parenting.

If you are new to Triple P Online, […]

Ways to Avoid Separation Problems After Holiday Breaks

By |December 29th, 2018|

It’s likely that it took your child a few weeks—maybe months—to make the adjustment from part-time preschool to elementary school. Can’t blame them—it’s a big leap! Class size is double the number of students, the school is bigger, new teacher and rules to follow, more formal instruction, and less time to play and explore their […]

Seasons Greetings: Tips for Having Visitors Over

By |December 20th, 2018|

The winter holidays are just around the corner, which can lead to an influx in visitors in your home. Some children welcome grandma and grandpa into their home with open arms, others are slower to warm up.

It’s completely normal for some children to be leery of having visitors in their home. But if it’s beginning […]

Better Together: Parenting As a Team

By |November 20th, 2018|

While rocking your newborn to sleep and gazing lovingly into her eyes, you’re likely not thinking about what you’ll do when she is 3-years old and throwing peas at you during mealtime. Even less likely is that you are considering how your partner would handle the situation. But as baby grows, you and your partner […]

Fright Night Fears: Ways to Make Halloween Less Scary for Children

By |October 3rd, 2018|

Halloween decorations are in full force in stores and around town. You may notice your preschooler feeling a little more fearful than usual with the spooks and goblins lining store shelves.

If your preschooler is on the younger side, this might be the first year they became truly afraid around Halloween. One of the social emotional […]

Managing Negative Self-Talk

By |September 19th, 2018|

Children can sometimes believe negative things about themselves. Negative “self-talk” may include thinking they are dumb, ugly, mean, or a bad person. They may say things like “No one likes me,” or “I hate how I look.”

It can be hard to hear your child talk this way about themselves, but you can support them to […]

Splash Into Safety: Water Safety Tips for the Summer

By |July 20th, 2018|

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 […]