Teens & Tweens

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 […]

Helping Older Children and Teens to Build Good Reading Habits

By |August 10th, 2018|

We have explored why it is important for parents to read. Well, all those benefits that you can get from reading can also come to your older children and teens when they read to themselves. The trouble is that the rates of reading for pleasure drop as children get older. A recent study found that while about 53% […]

Risky Business: The Benefits of Letting Children Take Risks

By |May 31st, 2018|

The phrase “Helicopter Parent” gets thrown around a lot these days. It’s used to describe parents who overprotect their children from risk or failure, whether it’s physical or emotional.

Most of us are not as extreme as “Helicopter Parents,” but we want to protect our children. Allowing our children to take risks can be challenging for […]

Creating A Media Plan As A Family

By |March 1st, 2018|

The digital age is upon us. As children move up in school, it becomes harder to control what our children have access to. At some point, as a parent, you’ll likely want to develop a plan for media usage. You might find that “no limits” work just fine for your kiddo. Other families may need […]

Are You Feeling Time-Poor? Time management tips for busy families

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Parenting presents challenges at all stages of the game. If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed with the challenges that come with parenting your school-aged children, you’re not alone.

You might think to yourself that because your kids are at an age where they are now fully feeding, dressing, and—GASP—using the bathroom by themselves, that you should […]

To Catch A Thief: Discouraging Stealing Habits

By |June 6th, 2017|

It can start simply enough with finding an unfamiliar toy in your child’s backpack. When you ask where it came from, you might get a breezy response like, “Oh, my friend, Liam, told me I could have it.”

But then a few days later, you notice a couple dollars missing from your wallet and you wonder […]

Knowing The Signs of ADHD

By |June 1st, 2017|

It’s not uncommon for elementary school-aged children to get restless or bored easily; squirm around in their chair at school; or make silly noises at inappropriate times. But when a child has trouble finishing their school assignments, squirms so much they fall out of their seat, or seems to show little control over the sounds […]

Kids and Sports

By |April 5th, 2017|

In Lane County, spring sports are in full swing.  Soccer, rugby, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, T-ball – everything is gearing up for a fun experience for kids and families.  Sports play an important role in many children’s lives and provide them with a wealth of opportunities.  Along with fitness and physical health, sports have strong ties […]

Self-Esteem

By |March 13th, 2017|

Self-esteem is when a person feels satisfied and positive about themselves and their abilities. When your child has positive self-esteem, they feel loved, accepted, and understood. They feel capable and able to deal with all that comes to them in life.

Unlike some traits, children are not born with self-esteem. Children need to learn about:

Having […]

On The Road and In The Air

By |March 6th, 2017|

Though the rains (and snow!) are still coming, before you know it, the warm weather and vacation times will be here. You may already be thinking about travel plans. Whether a short trip to Portland or a long trip to see faraway grandparents, if you’re traveling with children — plan ahead!
The Plan
It’s a good rule […]