Category - Parents Tips

Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

Throughout the world and in our local community, we are all facing new and difficult challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our day-to-day lifestyles and habits have changed, and it can be difficult to strike a balance between managing our own needs and those of our families. We’re also, by necessity, having to get creative with the way we’re spending our time. We’ve assembled the following resources to help you and your family stay engaged and have fun together while you’re at home. From daily sing-a-longs and indoor activities to support for at-home learning and special needs children, we’ve got you covered…. Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on March 28, 2020

Tips On How to Help Kids Feel Safe and Manage Stress

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

COVID-19 is causing stress around the world and our kids are affected by it as much as anyone, particularly in the wake of school closures. Below are some tips to think about in helping your child feel safe in the world today. Maintain structure and routine. Kids feel safe when their environment is structured and they know what is happening next. This is most important when they are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Maintaining mealtimes and bedtimes and keeping rules and limits consistent is important in helping kids feel safe. Minimize and monitor their access to media. Young children are less… Continue Reading


Posted by Alyse Clayman on March 13, 2020

Changing the Narrative on Adolescents

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Preteens & Teens

By Beth Berkowitz, PsyD. Director of Children’s Clinical Services and the Center for Children and Youth Training Institute  The Center for Children and Youth at JFCS is joining forces with Dr. Ken Ginsburg and The Center for Parent and Teen Communication in Philadelphia to help change the narrative about teens. Adolescence is a time of extraordinary possibility for young people. Yet, it’s always been heralded as a tumultuous time in an individual’s life. We just need to look to television and movies to prove this point, which is illustrated by everything from Rebel Without a Cause to Ferris Bueller’s Day… Continue Reading


Posted by Beth Berkowitz on December 31, 2019

Real Tips: The Best Advice for New Parents

Birth - First Year
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

All parents have been there, and all parents can relate to what is certainly one of our most life-changing experiences—that of becoming a new parent. We recently asked our parent readers on social media, and a few of our parenting experts at Parents Place, to share their expertise with parents-to-be. Here are their top tips: 1. Follow Your Gut Don’t compare. Trust your gut.—Erin, The Activity Director There will always be conflicting information … on every topic! The best we can do is hear/learn about both sides and then decide what’s best for our family and what’s in our heart…. Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on October 24, 2019

Left to Our Own Devices

Media Safety
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Technology

By Havi Wolfson Hall, LCSW, Child and Adolescent Therapist and Parent Educator at Parents Place, Palo Alto “Help! My Kid is addicted to their phone!” Multiple scientific research studies are being published about the harmful correlations of screen time and children’s mental health, and more and more parents are seeking professional guidance around how to break their children’s screen time addiction. As with any addiction, the cycle of addiction is a difficult one to break, and the number one thing that ensures success is that the addict has to admit there is a problem and be motivated and willing to… Continue Reading


Posted by Havi Wolfson Hall on October 16, 2019

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