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 [...]

Self-Care Is Crucial For The Whole Family’s Health

By |2019-05-22T12:38:47-07:00May 21st, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

Self-care is a buzzword we hear a lot in the media these days—especially in parenting articles and social media. As our world gets more hurried and chaotic, medical professionals and parenting educators are encouraging parents to take care of themselves just as much as they care for their children. But what is self-care and [...]

What To Do When Your Child Is A Bully

By |2019-02-15T13:53:21-07:00November 14th, 2018|All Articles, Teens & Tweens|

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 [...]

Risky Business: The Benefits of Letting Children Take Risks

By |2019-02-15T13:53:22-07:00May 31st, 2018|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

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 [...]

Surviving (and Thriving) As A Single Parent

By |2019-07-02T14:23:22-07:00February 8th, 2018|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Pregnancy, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

Single parenting often comes with extra stressors. As the sole care provider, it’s hard to be available for your child’s physical and emotional needs 100% of the time. And when taking a break is rare to come by, stressors can compound one another. However, there are ways to reduce and manage stress, as well [...]