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 […]

Parent Leadership Group

The Nevada County Parent Leadership, Empowerment and Advocacy Group (PLEAG) meets weekly in Grass Valley – and includes free dinner, childcare, and interaction with other parents. Summer meetings include a barbecue, a game night, an art night, a session on positive parenting, a session on conflict resolution and more!  Click here for a list of […]

The Importance of Fatherhood

Fathers today are spending more time with their children compared to three decades ago, according to the Families and Work Institute, a leading nonprofit that studies workforce and family issues. They are also taking on more nurturing and caregiving roles. Research shows that the role a father plays in a young child’s life is extremely […]

What a Difference a Dad Makes: being a father to a young child in today’s world

By Lindsay Dunckel, Ph.D. Once upon a time, a father’s role in the family was very simple: Dad went to work and earned money to support his family. This was his major contribution to the workings of the family. As a bonus, Dad’s word was final and he got to mete out justice, as in […]

New Study: Dads’ Care Benefits Babies’ Cognitive Development

posted by Lindsay Dunckel A new study from Child Trends, Involvement among Resident Fathers and Links to Infant Cognitive Outcomes, published online in the Journal of Family Issues, shows that fathers’ warmth, care, and play with their babies is positively linked with infant cognitive development–as seen in the babies’ babbling and exploring objects. The study also finds that fathers’ influence […]