Category - Toddlers

From Helplessness to Action: Empowering our Children to Create a Better World

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Preteens & Teens
Toddlers

Mr. Rogers’ phrase “Look for the helpers” has been especially resonant lately, as we have watched youth mobilizing around the country, in the wake of school shootings, to advocate for safe schools and changes in governmental protections. From horror, tragedy, fear, and frustration comes hope, determination, action, and connection. As a Baby Boomer who spent my teens and twenties trying to fight injustice in our country and at the hands of our country, I am reminded of the importance of moving from feeling helpless to being empowered. What is happening in our country now provides wonderful opportunities for parents to… Continue Reading


Posted by Karen Friedland-Brown on April 18, 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! Register now for Family Fun Day  Here are six… Continue Reading


Posted by Elina Koretsky on April 3, 2018

Touchpoints: The Contributions of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Toddlers

The world lost a great parent and child advocate with the death of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, pediatrician and author of Touchpoints: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development, at the age of 99. Brazelton’s seminal research focused on the newborn-parent relationship and the importance of the newborn individual’s behaviors, which he described as purposeful and meaningful. His ideas revolutionized the way we understand child development as an active, rather than passive, process. Brazelton shaped our contemporary thinking about the reciprocity between infant behavior and mother behavior, a critical relationship that directly promotes healthy growth and development. He also described a child’s developmental path… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on March 26, 2018

Got the Potty Blues?

Parenting Skills
Toddlers

It’s more common than you might think—Frequent accidents … Refusing to poop on the potty… Withholding … Fear of the toilet or bathroom … Regressing. Here’s s a little gem for you: the average age for toilet training in the U.S. is about three years old, but the range varies from about 18 – 60 months. And I’ll save you some trouble by doing the math for you—60 months equals five years old! So if your child is running a little late in the game of mastering this one, if you’re still schlepping around one of those little plastic potties… Continue Reading


Posted by Alyse Clayman on October 9, 2017

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

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