Incentive Program: Using Reward and Behavior Charts

By |2019-04-29T11:48:35-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

When it comes to teaching children new skills and behaviors, there are a variety of methods to choose from. One approach is using a behavior or reward chart. Occasionally, a child could benefit from a little extra encouragement to change a behavior (such as hitting), practice a new skills (like using the potty), or to [...]

Sharing Between Siblings

By |2019-04-29T11:48:43-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

Witnessing your children argue over a toy—which hasn’t been played with by either child in months—it becomes clear why seasoned parents of siblings like to joke that when it comes to having multiple children you have to buy two of everything. Sharing is challenging for all children—and siblings are no exception. This week, we offer [...]

Helping Hands: Teach Your Preschooler to Help Clean Up

By |2019-04-29T11:49:01-07:00April 22nd, 2019|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

This scene is all too familiar: You’ve spent the morning cleaning while you’re child is at preschool. But the minute they come home, all your hard work is dismantled within a matter of minutes. This blog post will challenge you to look at an alternative perspective. Preschoolers are busy learning through play and exploration, but [...]

Step 5 of Positive Parenting: Take Care of Yourself as a Parent

By |2019-04-22T12:28:27-07:00April 22nd, 2019|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Baby, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

The last in the 5 Steps to Positive Parenting is one of the easiest steps to overlook: Taking care of yourself as a parent. Some days, between cluster feedings, an infant who will only sleep in your arms, and toddler potty training and upsets, you’re lucky if you can eat a piece of leftover, cold [...]

Step 4 of Positive Parenting: Have Realistic Expectations

By |2019-02-15T13:53:20-07:00February 7th, 2019|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

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 [...]

Step 3 of Positive Parenting: Use Assertive Discipline

By |2019-02-15T13:53:20-07:00January 31st, 2019|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

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 [...]

Step 2 of Positive Parenting: Have a Positive Learning Environment

By |2019-02-15T13:53:20-07:00January 24th, 2019|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-02-15T13:53:21-07:00January 16th, 2019|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Baby, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

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 [...]

Ways to Avoid Separation Problems After Holiday Breaks

By |2019-02-15T13:53:21-07:00December 29th, 2018|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

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 |2019-02-15T13:53:21-07:00December 20th, 2018|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

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 [...]