Step 5 of Positive Parenting: Take Care of Yourself as a Parent

By |2019-04-22T12:28:27-07:00April 22nd, 2019|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Baby, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

The last in the 5 Steps to Positive Parenting is one of the easiest steps to overlook: Taking care of yourself as a parent. Some days, between cluster feedings, an infant who will only sleep in your arms, and toddler potty training and upsets, you’re lucky if you can eat a piece of leftover, cold [...]

Step 1 of Positive Parenting: Create a Safe, Interesting Environment

By |2019-02-15T13:53:21-07:00January 16th, 2019|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Baby, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

Many of us start the New Year with a set of resolutions, usually centered on bettering ourselves in some way—whether it’s eating healthier or saving money. The New Year is also a wonderful time to assess how you are doing with Triple P’s 5 Steps to Positive Parenting. If you are new to Triple P [...]

Better Together: Parenting As a Team

By |2019-02-15T13:53:21-07:00November 20th, 2018|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Baby, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

While rocking your newborn to sleep and gazing lovingly into her eyes, you’re likely not thinking about what you’ll do when she is 3-years old and throwing peas at you during mealtime. Even less likely is that you are considering how your partner would handle the situation. But as baby grows, you and your partner [...]

Childproofing for the Outdoors

By |2019-02-15T13:53:21-07:00August 2nd, 2018|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Baby, Baby, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

Following up on last week’s water safety post, this week we discuss other ways to keep your kids safe in your own backyard. Summer is officially in full swing, which means the sprinklers are flowing and swimsuits have become everyday wear. As toddlers and young children ask to spend more and more time playing outside, [...]

Splash Into Safety: Water Safety Tips for the Summer

By |2019-02-15T13:53:22-07:00July 20th, 2018|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Baby, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

Children are naturally drawn to water. Makes sense—they float around in their mama’s fluids for nine months before joining us in the outside world. As infants and toddlers, many children enjoy splashing in the pool or other small bodies of water. Like most other aspects of their lives, water play requires a certain degree of [...]

Sibling on the Way? 5 Things to Do Before Baby Arrives

By |2019-02-15T13:53:22-07:00July 5th, 2018|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Baby, Baby, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

A new sibling means some major changes for your toddler. From the toddler’s perspective, once the ruler of the roost, they now have to share you with a tiny, crying, pooping machine. Not fair, right?! You may have heard that it’s going to be a bumpy road as you adjust to your newest addition, but [...]

Growing Your Parenting Toolbox

By |2019-02-15T13:53:22-07:00May 4th, 2018|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Baby, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

Let’s be honest: Most of us don’t waltz into parenthood knowing what we’re doing. We seek guidance from family, peers, and pediatricians, but even then, parenting is still often a learn-as-you-go process, which is why we make mistakes and fall into parenting traps. The good news is that when it comes to parenting there is [...]

Surviving (and Thriving) As A Single Parent

By |2019-02-15T13:53:25-07:00February 8th, 2018|All Tips and Activities, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens and Tweens, Toddler and 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 as [...]

Money-Saving Tips for Raising Children

By |2019-02-15T13:53:25-07:00January 3rd, 2018|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Baby, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

Having children brings so much enjoyment and fulfillment to our lives. Unfortunately, kids can also leave our bank accounts dwindling... As children get older, new expenses come into play: sports fees, after school care, technology, school supplies, summer camps, and clothes for their rapidly growing bodies. But there are ways to save some coin here [...]