Tips For Homework Success 

By |2020-03-05T15:04:00-07:00March 5th, 2020|All Articles, Elementary School-Age|

It’s the middle of the school year—there are more hours of daylight; the weather is starting to warm up (ever so slightly); and the weekends and after-school hours are starting to fill up with spring sports on the horizon. Your child’s homework might be the last thing on your mind. If you and your child [...]

Managing Parenting Stress Over the Holidays 

By |2019-12-24T12:02:10-07:00December 24th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

Sometimes it seems like the demands and stresses of parenting just keep building up! For some parents, it just seems like there is too much to do each day—especially  during the holidays! The good news is there are ways you can handle the very real stresses of parenting through the holiday season.  Set realistic expectations [...]

Practicing Gratitude: What Are You Thankful For?

By |2019-12-17T14:36:50-07:00December 17th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

At Camilla’s 6-year birthday party she was showered with gifts from friends and family. Her parents were overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity that was shown to their daughter. But when the family arrived home after the party, Camilla became upset, crossing her arms and pouting because “she didn’t get the gift she really wanted.” [...]

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 [...]

Hands-on Fun: Fall STEAM Activities

By |2019-09-16T16:30:36-07:00September 16th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

As parents, many of us strive to provide our children with well-rounded experiences that, hopefully, aid them in their learning and understanding of the world. Following the STEAM model of education is a practical way of giving your preschooler (and older children) opportunities to learn a variety of skills across multiple platforms of education. [...]

Let’s Eat! Tips for Stress-Free Mealtimes as a Family

By |2019-08-26T16:52:22-07:00August 26th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

As a fresh school year approaches, many families are gearing up for busy days ahead. With hectic mornings and long days at school and work—coupled with homework, afternoon activities, and social engagements—it’s no wonder that many families struggle to find time to simply connect and focus on one another. Knowing that you can count on [...]