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Announcing New Post-Adoptive Parenting Support Group!
Parenting is notoriously deemed both one of the toughest and the most important jobs. For families created through adoption, a range of unique challenges frequently arise throughout a child’s identity development. Whether you find yourself puzzled with how to answer your child’s questions about adoption or understand how your child’s behaviors may connect to their adoption, it can feel overwhelming and isolating without a community that truly understands. “Many parents say that their greatest source of help comes from getting together with some other people who are doing similar parenting,” according to Deborah Gray in her book, Attaching in Adoption…. Continue Reading
Can you please talk, not text? Parenting the Instagram generation
The Christian Science Monitor by Michael B. Farrell and Jessica Mendoza Can kids be encouraged to let go of the virtual world – occasionally – and engage in the real one? Can they stop posting selfies long enough to think of someone else? The answer is yes. But there are bound to be some anxious moments for parents along the way. MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.—Jake Lee, a tanned California teenager in baggy shorts and a T-shirt, is lounging on the floor of his parents’ midcentury home. They live in a suburban Silicon Valley enclave of tech workers, cyber-savvy kids, and the… Continue Reading
Decisions, Decisions—Choosing Elementary Schools
Choosing an elementary school can feel like the most important decision of your child’s life … when they are five. There are so many factors to consider: questions about the school’s philosophy, if there’s a personalized approach, too much homework, whether lunch is included, etc. I want to share my experience of choosing a school for my child because a lot of families are searching for a school that is the best fit for their child at this time of year. A few years ago, when my son Eli was four years old, I began doing some research on schools… Continue Reading
Celebrate Families and Young Children at Parents Place Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 17!
Parents Place is thrilled to announce its first annual Family Fun Day. If you live on the Peninsula and you have babies or children under five years old, you won’t want to miss this free event. Kids can bounce in the toddler fun zone, rock out to live music, sample a tasty treat, and play at one of the many children’s activity tables, sponsored by our community partners. Parents can meet our parenting experts and pop into one of the 20-minute mini-workshops on everything from mindfulness to tantrum tips. Free childcare will be provided by Stanford Park Nannies in our… Continue Reading
Announcing the New Parents Place Website!
We are excited to announce our newly designed website at www.parentsplaceonline.com. Our new look is bright, bold, and easy to navigate. The new design allows you to quickly find help for all your parenting needs—whether it’s through parent education, supporting your child with specialized services, or connecting with our community. There is also a special section for educators and professionals. The site is mobile device-friendly and allows you to access our services throughout the Bay Area: in San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin County, and Sonoma County. You can now consulted with one of our experts, and also see a list of… Continue Reading