Category - Birth – First Year

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

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! Here are six tips to get the most out… Continue Reading


Posted by Elina Koretsky on April 3, 2018

6 Tips for a Mindful Grandparenthood

Birth - First Year
Grandparenting
Parenting Skills

As 2017 comes to a close, and I reflect on what I would like parents to think about, I am struck by the amazing cycle of life and family. My mother left this earth at the age of almost 94 only days after we discovered that my younger daughter and her husband were expecting twins. This news was a BIG surprise to us because we have no history of twins in our family, but the first thought that came to my mind as I was staying with my mother in her final days was, “I always knew it would take… Continue Reading


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on December 22, 2017

Being Grandparents

Birth - First Year
Grandparenting
Parenting Skills

It is so exciting to have a new grandchild, and of course all we want to do is help! We newly minted grandparents have “been there before,” because we raised a wonderful child (the new parent) and we have plenty of wisdom to share. It’s challenging for us new grandparents to watch our children, and now grandchildren, struggle when we’re pretty sure we know the solution. But the new parents need to find their own “parenting voices.” In the early days and weeks of being a grandparent, our job is to be grand (definition of grand: splendid or magnificent) parents… Continue Reading


Posted by Cherie Tannenbaum on December 1, 2017

Making Room for Baby Number Two! 6 Tips to Help Your Toddler

Birth - First Year
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

Once the excitement of pregnancy with your second baby wears off and reality sets in with the baby’s birth, you may find yourself understandably anxious to help your toddler adjust to their growing family. It’s helpful to remember that no matter how “prepared” they are, toddlers can be expected to have some anxiety about the changing family dynamics. When a new sibling arrives home some toddlers are excited; others ignore the new baby, mom or dad; and some even appear oblivious. Your toddler is suddenly hearing “just a minute” more than usual: “Just a minute—I have to feed/change/calm the baby.”… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on February 21, 2017

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