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The Joys of Toddlerhood: Tips for Making the Most of this Magical Age

Leisure & Vacation
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Toddlers

By Stephanie Agnew, Assistant Director of Parents Place on the Peninsula My “Grandtwins” just turned 18 months old. I am so fortunate that they live close by and I get to spend at least one day a week with them. I am being reminded of why I have…


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on October 25, 2018

Parents Place Partners with AltSchool to Help Kids Succeed in School and Life

Discipline & Behavior
School Challenges
Special Challenges

For James, 7, making friends didn’t come easily. He had a hard time sitting still. He was impulsive and would often blurt things out in class. He had trouble starting conversations with his classmates and he struggled with sharing and taking turns…


Posted by on December 21, 2016

Kindergarten Here We Come!

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Raising Boys
Raising Girls
School Challenges

It is that time of year when children everywhere are getting excited—and perhaps a little anxious—about the new school year starting. No one feels this more than Kindergarteners and their families. Starting elementary school is a big step for…


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on August 15, 2017

Choosing an Elementary School—A Community Your Whole Family Can Enjoy

Choosing Schools
Education

It’s the time of year when families of 4-year-olds focus on the next big step in their child’s schooling—Kindergarten and choosing a school! Here in the San Francisco Bay Area we are very fortunate to have lots of choices for both public and…


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on September 20, 2017

Choosing the Best Early Childhood Education Program for Your Child and Family

Choosing Schools
Education
Toddlers

The results are in. Children who participate in quality preschool programs do better academically, professionally, and personally. A strong preschool program focuses on learning and development, teaching academics as well as critical social and…


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on November 25, 2013

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Leisure & Vacation
Parents Tips

I call 4- and 5-year-olds the “adolescents of early childhood” because, emotionally speaking, they are going through many of the same things that preteens and teenagers experience. Children of this age generally feel pretty capable and on top of…


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on March 30, 2015

Your Parenting Toolbox: 7 Tools for Setting Limits with Young Children

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Toddlers

There are many, many parenting books out there that espouse a myriad of strategies for getting children to do what we want them to do. I have read a lot of them. Many of them say very similar things but with a slightly different twist. I find the…


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on June 15, 2015

Public or Private Elementary School: Making the Best Choice for Your Family

Choosing Schools
Education

Choosing an elementary school for your child can be a daunting process. In the Bay Area, we have many choices, which is good and bad news. The good news is that there are many options and types of schools in both the public and private arenas. The…


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on September 21, 2015

Parenting New Year’s Resolutions: Make Time to Connect with your Family

Leisure & Vacation
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

The beginning of the New Year is a good time to reflect upon your goals and desires for yourself as a parent and for your family as a group. In today’s 24/7 world we are often moving so fast and trying to accomplish so much at once that we forget…


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on December 28, 2015

What Happened to Summertime? 7 Tips to Make It Great

Leisure & Vacation
Parents Tips

Happy summer! It’s already the 4th of July and the weather is to die for in the San Francisco Bay Area! Mid 70’s – low 90’s with a slight breeze and bright blue skies with wispy clouds – What more could we want? The staff here at Parents Place has…


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on July 4, 2016

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