Category - Toddlers

5 Tips for Attending Children’s Fairs with Little Ones

Leisure & Vacation
Toddlers

Because there are dozens of fun, outdoor festivals offered each spring and summer around the Bay Area, the hardest choice for families might be deciding which ones to attend. The Third Annual Parents Place Family Fun Day is coming up on Sunday, April 23rd in Palo Alto!  This is a great opportunity for families with young children to bounce in our toddler fun zone, rock out to live music, nibble on tasty treats, and play at one of the many children’s activity tables, sponsored by our 20+ community partners. Parents can pop into one of our 20-minute mini-workshops on everything from… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on April 17, 2017

“Mine, Mine, Mine!” 7 Ways to Encourage Sharing

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Toddlers

“We have to share!” If you’ve uttered this phrase recently, you probably have a toddler. And you’ve probably been met with confusion, anger or meltdowns. Sharing, as you might gather, is a difficult concept for young children. Most experts actually think it’s wrong to force young children to share: developmentally speaking, they just don’t have the capacity. By around age 4, most children start to understand that others might have wishes that differ from their own. Before then, sharing can be a challenge (and that’s an understatement). Still, there are a few important things you can do to help the… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on October 6, 2016

Toddler Tantrums—How to Manage and Prevent Them

Discipline & Behavior
Toddlers

Wild, wonderful and ever so challenging. The toddler set, those little ones under three, are delightful … cute and curious, learning so much, so quickly, and with sudden mood changes you wonder what entity took over your child’s body! You were once a great parent, and in the face of toddler meltdowns, whining, and irritability might wonder what happened to the confident, calm, loving parent you once were. Tantrums are especially challenging at this age! Here are a few things to remember: your adorable child will return until the next unexpected melt down. And, you are not alone! Most parents… Continue Reading


Posted by Bonnie Romanow on August 30, 2016

Raising an Emotionally Resilient Child

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Temperaments
Toddlers

Parents strive to support their children through life’s ups and downs but sometimes it’s hard to know how to help. The following suggestions are based on research from the evidence based Triple P Positive Parenting Program. In order to raise resilient children we need to first understand what emotional resilience is. It is the ability to manage feelings and cope with day-to-day disappointments, as well as major life stressors. How naturally resilient a child is depends a lot on their temperament, but it can also be taught and encouraged. When a child’s temperament varies greatly from his or her parents… Continue Reading


Posted by Rebecca Wood on May 23, 2016

Hassle-Free Holiday Shopping With Kids

Leisure & Vacation
Toddlers

The season is upon us! For many busy parents with young children, it is sometimes necessary to bring our young ones with us to the mall. With this reality in mind, we offer the following suggestions on having successful outings. Whether it is holiday shopping or long car trips to see relatives, preparation is the key to success! The following suggestions come from the Triple P Positive Parenting Program which offers concrete strategies on how to set yourself up for success in potentially challenging situations. Pick a good time! While it might seem that the only option is a pre-dinner… Continue Reading


Posted by Rebecca Wood on December 11, 2015

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