How to Stop Facebook from Hijacking Your Attention

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Technology

We all live in the Attention Economy The most precious thing we can give to anyone or anything, particularly to our children, is our attention. And the biggest Silicon Valley companies are all racing to dominate our precious attention. Facebook. Google. Apple. But these platforms may have gotten too good for our own good. Recently, a number of technology insiders have sounded the alarm on the digital economy’s pervasive attempts to get us and our kids to continuously click, comment, scroll, like, and share. Sean Parker, the notorious Napster creator and the founding president of Facebook, has accused the world’s… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on April 12, 2018

Three Ways to Appreciate Your Child’s Mind

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

One of the most precious gifts you can offer your child is your attuned, curious, and attentive mind. Yet in the overwhelm of everyday life, we can often misrecognize and misinterpret our children’s behavior. We may react out of frustration or exhaustion, instead of pausing and thinking and reflecting. In Alistair Cooper and Sheila Redfern’s 2016 book Reflective Parenting: A guide to understanding what’s going on in your child’s mind, the authors provide practical and accessible exercises to support parents in cultivating this curiosity and attentiveness. These practices not only help grow your child’s mind, but also help you grow… Continue Reading


Posted by Maneesh Saini on April 9, 2018

Join the Fun! Parents Place Family Fun Day is Sunday, April 29

Birth - First Year
News
Toddlers

Our 4th Annual Parents Place Family Fun Day will take place Sunday, April 29, from 11 am – 2:30 pm. All families with young children birth through seven are encouraged to attend. Family Fun Day will feature a fun zone, complete with a toddler bounce house, tasty treats, live music, face painting, and 20 community partner booths. Parents can drop into one of our 20-minute mini-workshops on everything from mindfulness to sleep schedules. Free childcare will be offered throughout the day. It’s a wild and fun event, and you are all invited! Register now for Family Fun Day  Here are six… Continue Reading


Posted by Elina Koretsky on April 3, 2018

Touchpoints: The Contributions of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Toddlers

The world lost a great parent and child advocate with the death of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, pediatrician and author of Touchpoints: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development, at the age of 99. Brazelton’s seminal research focused on the newborn-parent relationship and the importance of the newborn individual’s behaviors, which he described as purposeful and meaningful. His ideas revolutionized the way we understand child development as an active, rather than passive, process. Brazelton shaped our contemporary thinking about the reciprocity between infant behavior and mother behavior, a critical relationship that directly promotes healthy growth and development. He also described a child’s developmental path… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on March 26, 2018

5 Tips For Raising Strong, Powerful Girls

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Raising Girls

We all want our daughters to be secure and confident—to know how to assert themselves, think critically, and make positive choices for themselves. We are also aware that girls today are dealing with many issues unique to their generation that can negatively impact their bodies, minds, education, and friendships. Here are 5 tips to help raise strong, powerful girls: Roughhouse with your daughter We need to provide our daughters opportunities to develop physical relationships with their bodies that build confidence. As a culture, we tend to tolerate, and even encourage, rough play among boys, but are less tolerant when our… Continue Reading


Posted by Alyse Clayman on March 12, 2018

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