Creating Family Technology Conversations That Work

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Preteens & Teens
Technology

It’s not always easy talking about technology, screen-time, and media choices with our children and teens. For many parents, a “Trial and Error” approach is our default, especially when it comes to conversations about technology, media, and devices. The problem with a “Trial and Error” approach is that we’re often left with things not working out, or blown trust levels and alienated kids, which can take some time to repair. I prefer an approach that focuses on “Experiment, Reflect, and Iterate” when it comes to creating family technology conversations that lead to genuine insight and transformation. How do you replace… Continue Reading


Posted by Claudia L’Amoreaux on September 7, 2018

5 Tips to Ease the Transition Back to School

Education
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

Some parents dread the start of the school year, having enjoyed lazy mornings and extra snuggle and play time with their children. Others of us jump for joy knowing our kids will be back in their routine and we have a nine-month hiatus from arranging camps and managing kids with too much time and too little structure. Regardless of whether you’re already feeling nostalgic about less time with your kids, or can’t wait to push them out the door, here are a few tips to ease the transition into the school year: Get some zzzz’s Neuroscience has repeatedly found that… Continue Reading


Posted by Alyse Clayman on August 28, 2018

Parent Self-Care Tips for a Smoother Back-to-School Transition

Education
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
School Challenges

Growing up, my favorite time of year was Back to School! It meant a new haircut, new clothes, new shoes, a new backpack, notebooks with matching pencil pouches filled with freshly sharpened pencils, and more. But it also meant butterflies in my stomach, wondering who my teacher would be. Will my best friend and I be in the same class? Who I will sit next to at lunch? And it also meant a few difficult mornings adjusting to waking up early again in order to get to school on time. Transitioning from summer vacation back into the school/work routine can… Continue Reading


Posted by Havi Wolfson Hall on August 20, 2018

How to Survive (and Thrive!) in the First Weeks of Parenthood (Hint: Prioritize!)

Birth - First Year
Parents Tips

While early days with a newborn can be exhilarating, they can also be exhausting and unpredictable. Baby’s circadian rhythm is “upside down”—they want to sleep all day and feed all night. This “upside down-ness” can leave newborns too sleepy to eat during the day and too hungry to sleep at night. Making sure baby is exposed to light early in the morning and during the day, enforcing darkness at night by keeping lights dim, and frequent daytime feedings will help baby to sync their biorhythm with that of their parents by about 4 – 6 weeks of age. Priority #1…. Continue Reading


Posted by Cherie Tannenbaum on August 13, 2018

Positive Parenting: Planning for Success

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Toddlers

Which tools are in your parenting toolbox? Having worked with families for over 30 years, I am familiar with various approaches to parenting, discipline, and guidance. The best approaches derive from our understanding of children’s brain development and either provide evidence for what we already know, present current information in a new light, or add something new and inspiring altogether. The Positive Parenting Program, or Triple P, a parenting program from Australia, is the latest evidence-based approach that has been supported by the state of California, among others. You may have taken a Triple P workshop, or seen one advertised…. Continue Reading


Posted by Bonnie Romanow on July 31, 2018

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