Choosing Toys: When Less is Really More

By Lindsay Dunckel, Ph.D. This time of year, parents are inundated with advertisements and catalogs showing toys full of pizzazz—toys that light up, talk, even interact. Micro chips are everywhere, and children today can have a roomful of toys that entertain them, wondrous things that we parents never even dreamed of in our childhood. Imagine […]

Triple P Parenting Class starting August 2nd

Kids don’t come with an instruction manual! Many familiar parenting problems have very simple solutions that can be applied with some effort and focus. Triple P is one of the few parenting programs in the world that’s based on evidence from clinical research. For more than 30 years, Triple P’s easy-to-understand and practical strategies have […]

Developing Emotional Awareness and Social Skills in Young Children

posted by Amanda Scheerer As families move further into the world of high tech online interaction and into what seems like endless faceless computer/media time, we are also working more hours to keep the family afloat and sharing less actual conversation time with our children. Computers and other media do provide information and entertainment; however […]