Join the Fun! Parents Place Family Fun Day is Sunday, April 28

Birth - First Year

Our 5th Annual Parents Place Family Fun Day will take place Sunday, April 28, from 11 am – 1:30 pm. All families with young children aged birth through seven are encouraged to attend. Bounce around in the toddler fun zone, rock out to live music, and sample delicious treats. Meet our team of parenting experts, engage in games and activities provided by our community partners, and drop into one of our mini-workshops on everything from mindfulness to tantrums while your children enjoy our playroom. We look forward to meeting you and your little ones at Parents Place. This is a FREE family… Continue Reading

Posted by Elina Koretsky on March 18, 2019

Four Ways to Shift the Dynamic of Sibling Rivalry

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

By Maneesh Saini, LMFT, Senior Clinician at Parents Place, San Francisco “It’s my turn to use the computer!” “Mom said I could sit in the front seat!” Sound familiar? It can often feel as though siblings argue about just about everything. While such conflicts can feel exhausting and often overwhelming for parents, these moments can also be opportunities to teach your children the skills to manage misunderstandings. In Alistair Cooper and Sheila Redfern’s book, Reflective Parenting, the authors provide insights into how to support your children in working through their disagreements and shifting from competitiveness and conflict to cooperation and appreciation. Here… Continue Reading

Posted by Maneesh Saini on March 12, 2019

Four Rules for Tidying Up Our Technology

Leisure & Vacation
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

By Havi Wolfson Hall, LCSW, Child and Adolescent Specialist in JFCS’s Children’s Clinical Services Department After watching episodes of Marie Kondo’s Netflix series Tidying Up, I couldn’t help but see the correlation between her work and the work I have had the privilege of engaging in with my clients over the last two decades. Like the KonMari method, my aim for each of my clients is to empower them to take back control and learn what they need to in order to find balance in their lives: Rule #1: Become Aware Some of most exciting new advances in technology are… Continue Reading

Posted by Havi Wolfson Hall on February 27, 2019

Girl Power! 5 Tips for Raising an Assertive Girl

Preteens & Teens
Raising Boys

By Alyse Clayman, LCSW, Clinical and Site Director, Parents Place, Marin “Be kind! Quiet Down! Be polite! Don’t be so sassy! Stop yelling.” We’ve all said things like this to our daughters. While we do want to raise thoughtful, polite children, our girls receive these messages more often than our boys, and often risk internalizing the idea that they must get along with others and avoid conflict at all costs. In a world in which girls and women are routinely harassed, exploited, and mistreated, it is imperative that we teach our girls to stand up for themselves. Below are five… Continue Reading

Posted by Alyse Clayman on February 20, 2019

Waiting to Hear From Colleges? 6 Tips to Manage the Stress


By Mimi Ezray, LCSW, MPH, Director of Children’s Clinical Services at Parents Place on the Peninsula It’s that time of year again. The days are shorter, it’s cold outside, and many high school seniors have finished their college applications and are waiting to hear back from schools. This is the culmination of many years of hard work, stress, achieving (maybe overachieving?), and expectations both internal and external. To make things worse, some friends may have already been accepted to their top- choice colleges, while you remain in limbo. There is no getting around this academic purgatory—it is part of the process…. Continue Reading

Posted by Mimi Ezray on February 4, 2019

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