30 Day Gratitude Family Photo Challenge 2012


Parents Place would like to celebrate Fall by introducing the 30 day gratitude family photo challenge (2012 edition). Our Winning Family will take home a one-year $75 dual/family membership to the San Jose Art Museum! Our winning photo will be posted to Facebook on November 30th! Good Luck! Details: Take photos of the things on the list in order to stay more present and grateful — Here are the things you need to know about the challenge: • You don’t need to be a photographer or even all that interested in photos to participate. All you need to be is… Continue Reading

Posted by Admin on November 7, 2012

Anxiety and the Holidays – Helping your Child Succeed

Leisure & Vacation
Parenting Skills

With the holidays right around the corner many of us are beginning to think about our plans and how we will celebrate.  When factoring in how to help an anxious child during this time the arrangements can become even more complicated and at times daunting.  Short of locking your doors and staying home – a solution but probably not the best solution – advanced planning and discussion can be an effective way to de-escalate a potentially difficult situation. So what exactly does this look like? Beginning talking about your plans in advance. “We are going to Aunt Sally’s for Thanksgiving, the… Continue Reading

Posted by Admin on October 29, 2012

The Struggle for Control: Who’s in Charge Here?

Discipline & Behavior

Do you have a master negotiator at home—a child who likes to control every conversation and/or changes the rules to suit his needs?  If so, you may be stuck in the cycle of frequent, exhausting parent-child power struggles.  Kids who crave control may fight parents on everything: daily routines, food choices, play dates, and more.  They may be rigid thinkers who expect that everyone will conform to their rules, ideas, and plans.  If you give such children a choice between A and B, they will most likely choose option C. They can be quite creative, intense, and persistent!   Socially,… Continue Reading

Posted by Heidi Emberling on October 23, 2012

We Need Your Vote!


We wanted to share our good news with you! We have been selected as one of the finalists in the Most Awesome Best Parent Education Programs category in the 2012 Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards. Over 15,000 nominations were cast by moms and dads over a two-week period and the results are in — everyone thinks we are Totally Awesome! We need your vote to win! Visit: I want to vote for Parents Place  1. Click on Parents Place  2. Click on San Francisco  3. Add your e-mail  4. Add your city and then click the GIANT RED VOTE BUTTON. Please… Continue Reading

Posted by Admin on October 16, 2012

Media & Young Children: What Parents Need to Know About Screen Time

Birth - First Year
Media Safety
Parenting Skills

While children of all ages need guidance and parameters for healthy media use, young children in particular need limits on their media exposure. If you have an infant, toddler, or preschooler, here is what you need to know to establish a healthy media diet and an environment that nurtures your child’s growth and development. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time—computers, smart phones, TV—for children under two years. During the first two years of life, babies’ brains triple in size. This incredible neurological growth requires interaction with a loving caregiver and three-dimensional exploration. Media exposure steals time away… Continue Reading

Posted by Holly Pedersen on October 8, 2012

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