Consistency is Key To Bedtime Routines

By |2019-09-05T16:28:05-08:00September 5th, 2019|All Articles, Toddler & Preschool|

It’s true that getting a toddler to sleep is exhausting work. It takes guts; determination; and a strong will. . . Or maybe just a solid bedtime routine. Easier said than done, but below are tips gleaned from happy, rested parents. Bedtime routines are a predictable set of steps you follow each night before [...]

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

By |2019-08-26T16:52:22-08:00August 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 [...]

In The Moment: Being a More Present Parent

By |2019-08-16T17:03:16-08:00August 16th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

Our children are connected and attached to us! Sometimes that attachment is overwhelming and it seems like they just want our attention all the time. Whether it’s an infant’s cry, your older son endlessly talking about Minecraft, or your toddler needing extra snuggles at the end of a long day,  it’s built into their DNA—and [...]

Friends And Foes: Navigating Sibling Relationships

By |2019-07-26T16:36:32-08:00July 26th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Pregnancy, Toddler & Preschool|

When baby number 2 was still in the womb, you may have daydreamed about what your children’s relationship would look like: “Will my oldest help get diapers for his baby brother?” Or “Will my youngest daughter dance like her older sister? Maybe they will perform in recitals together!” Flash forward to present day, and now [...]

 The Importance of Toddler Routines

By |2019-07-02T13:02:42-08:00July 2nd, 2019|All Articles, Toddler & Preschool|

School’s out and summer is here! Many parents want to soak up as much of the summer sun as possible and fill their days with trips to the swimming pool, impromptu stops at the playground, or a late picnic dinner in the park. All these activities are enjoyable ways for a family to spend time [...]

Baby Bonding Tips For Dads

By |2019-06-28T13:45:08-08:00June 28th, 2019|All Articles, Baby|

In last week’s Triple P blog post, we discussed Parental Postnatal Depression (PPND), a mood disorder that affects anywhere between 4 and 25 percent of Dads after the birth of their baby. In some cases, PPND is caused from feeling excluded from the mother/baby relationship and bond. The good news is that by being mindful [...]

Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too

By |2019-06-21T12:16:18-08:00June 21st, 2019|All Articles, Baby|

We know that 1 in 5 Moms can have feelings of sadness or depression after the birth of their baby, and that two thirds of Moms feel emotionally fragile or numb within the first 10 days after giving birth. But Moms aren’t the only ones who can experience a shift in their mental health [...]

4 Tips for Drowning Prevention

By |2019-06-14T17:18:54-08:00June 14th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Toddler & Preschool|

With summer just on the horizon, families are looking up pool schedules and filling their backyards with kiddie pools, water tables, and sprinklers to run through. But here’s a startling fact: Children can drown in as little as 1 inch of water. One INCH! That means, any standing water can be dangerous for infants and [...]