Tips For Parenting In Uncertain Times: Part 3

By |2020-05-05T18:39:37-07:00May 5th, 2020|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we have ever experienced. As parents, you may be feeling a range of uncomfortable emotions (including anxiety, anger, sadness); as well as uncertainty about what to do and how to cope. This week, we offer three more tips for parenting through these uncertain times. Help your child work [...]

Tips For Parenting In Uncertain Times: Part 2

By |2020-04-21T13:38:46-07:00April 21st, 2020|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

At some point in our lives, we all experience uncertainty. Right now, we are collectively experiencing the uncertainty that comes with the COVID-19 virus. But it can come in other forms as well—including the loss of a job, divorce, housing issues, food scarcity, illness—and they all affect how we parent. This week’s tips for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]