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

By |2019-02-15T13:53:25-08:00January 22nd, 2018|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

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 [...]

Help Wanted: Is Your Child Ready for Chores?

By |2019-07-02T14:25:22-08:00June 15th, 2017|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

Ah, summer vacation... For families with school-aged children, it’s days filled with running through sprinklers, cooling down with popsicles, and eating picnics in the backyard. It’s also a time filled with endless piles of dirty dishes, mountains of wet towels and bathing suites to wash, and sticky popsicle puddles to wipe up. When the housework [...]

Knowing The Signs of ADHD

By |2019-02-15T13:53:27-08:00June 1st, 2017|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

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 |2019-02-15T13:53:27-08:00April 5th, 2017|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

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 |2019-02-15T13:53:28-08:00March 13th, 2017|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

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: [...]

The Family That Eats Together…

By |2019-02-15T13:53:28-08:00February 20th, 2017|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

Does your family sit around the table every evening with a healthy home cooked meal while chatting calmly about your days? If you don’t, you’re not alone. The more common reality for many families is more like rushing home from work or after school activities, trying to get something healthy for dinner on the table [...]

Families Rule with Rules

By |2019-02-15T13:53:28-08:00February 13th, 2017|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

Families not only have different values and traditions, but they also have different rules – about bedtimes, screen time, homework, eating and more. While the rules of families may differ, all children need some guidelines for their behavior. Rules help kids learn about safety and limits and how to get along with others, for example. [...]

Every Child Is A Creative Child

By |2019-02-15T13:53:28-08:00January 17th, 2017|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

These days we hear a lot about how our children need to be more physically active – soccer, gymnastics, walking, exercise... Physical activity is essential! But while we may not necessarily hear about it as much, children also thrive when they are supported and encouraged to be involved with the creative arts. Getting Your Child [...]