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 4 of Positive Parenting: Have Realistic Expectations

By |2019-02-15T13:53:20-07:00February 7th, 2019|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

One of the primary goals of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program is show that parenting education is for every family. Whether you’re currently experiencing high levels of stress or have found a good balance in your life, we can all benefit from learning the basic principles of positive parenting. Over the last few weeks, we’ve [...]

Step 3 of Positive Parenting: Use Assertive Discipline

By |2019-02-15T13:53:20-07:00January 31st, 2019|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

From telling little fibs to pulling their sibling’s hair, addressing challenging behavior is something parents do every day. A common thread in the Positive Parenting Program is how to manage the behavior you don’t want to see  in the moment and ways to prevent it in the future. As parents, we strive to find the [...]

Step 2 of Positive Parenting: Have a Positive Learning Environment

By |2019-02-15T13:53:20-07:00January 24th, 2019|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

Do you have a child between the ages of 2 and 12? The Triple P Online Parenting Program is a tool for parents looking for fresh, positive ideas on everything from potty training to coping with stress. Triple P doesn’t tell you how to parent; it simply provides strategies that you can adapt to your [...]

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 [...]

Ways to Avoid Separation Problems After Holiday Breaks

By |2019-02-15T13:53:21-07:00December 29th, 2018|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

It’s likely that it took your child a few weeks—maybe months—to make the adjustment from part-time preschool to elementary school. Can’t blame them—it’s a big leap! Class size is double the number of students, the school is bigger, new teacher and rules to follow, more formal instruction, and less time to play and explore their [...]

Seasons Greetings: Tips for Having Visitors Over

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

The winter holidays are just around the corner, which can lead to an influx in visitors in your home. Some children welcome grandma and grandpa into their home with open arms, others are slower to warm up. It’s completely normal for some children to be leery of having visitors in their home. But if it’s [...]

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 [...]

Fright Night Fears: Ways to Make Halloween Less Scary for Children

By |2019-02-15T13:53:21-07:00October 3rd, 2018|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

Halloween decorations are in full force in stores and around town. You may notice your preschooler feeling a little more fearful than usual with the spooks and goblins lining store shelves. If your preschooler is on the younger side, this might be the first year they became truly afraid around Halloween. One of the social [...]

Managing Negative Self-Talk

By |2019-02-15T13:53:21-07:00September 19th, 2018|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

Children can sometimes believe negative things about themselves. Negative “self-talk” may include thinking they are dumb, ugly, mean, or a bad person. They may say things like “No one likes me,” or “I hate how I look.” It can be hard to hear your child talk this way about themselves, but you can support them [...]