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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 […]

Bah Humbug! Reducing Holiday Tantrums

By |December 13th, 2018|

The holidays are an exciting time for children. The lights, the sounds, abundance of frosted sugar cookies . . . excitement fills the air!

For toddlers, however, the change to routine, excitement of toys, and new stimuli can result in emotional ups and downs, including more tantrums or, as we like to frame them, “upsets.” But […]

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 […]

What To Do When Your Child Is A Bully

By |November 14th, 2018|

Bullying is all over in the news today. It’s an important topic and one that deserve our attention as it becomes increasingly hard for today’s teenagers to safely navigate their social world.

There are warning signs to look for when you suspect that your child is being bullied. But what about when your child is the […]

Your Unique Toddler

By |November 2nd, 2018|

Toddlers are explosive bundles of personality and energy. One minute they are charming you with their rendition of “Shake It Off.” The next, they are in emotional meltdown mode over their milk being too “milky.” From one minute to the next, you never know what to expect with a toddler. But that’s part of the […]

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 […]