Happy Halloween from PAMP

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by the PAMP booth at the Halloween Carnival in Palo Alto, and Happy Halloween to everyone!

If you had your photo taken in our booth, you can find the photo and download it here

Derive & Discover: A Path to Math

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IEM innovates and implements their method of learning to develop “Thinkers” and “Problem Solvers,” allowing children to appreciate, contribute to, and thrive in an increasingly competitive global market through Mathematics. Unlike other programs that focus on memorization and repetition, IEM programs harness the power of the right brain, enabling students to grasp math concepts at a fundamental level. Students learn to ask questions and view and solve problems creatively. New classes starting this fall for children ages 3.5-10 years.

Member Musings: Parenting Without Punishment

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Giving up the notion that we can get what we want from our kids by use of force is key to understanding how to parent without punishment. We may think that we’re getting what we want in the moment, but what is happening to the relationship? What are we really teaching our kids?

Connecting to your Baby Before Birth

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If you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, it’s intriguing to explore ideas of how much you can actually get to know your baby before it’s born. There are many ways you can attempt to  ‘tune in’ and make contact, and strengthen the bond with your baby. Plus, it’s fun!

Whether you have actively tried to get to know your baby yet or not, chances are

Promote Truth-Telling:  5 Tips to Discourage Early Childhood Lying

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Honesty and truth telling are character traits learned in the home. It is a family value that parents strive to instill in their children. It could seem daunting, but not if you consider where it starts — with you.

Young children tell “stories” — fibs or lies from time to time. That is a natural part of growing.

Coming Soon: PAMP Preschool Fair is Saturday, Nov 1st!

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

10:30am-12:30pm ~ FREE entry
Workshops and Preschool Meet & Greets

9:00am ~ Early entry for PAMP members!

Computer History Museum, Grand Hall
1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View 94043

Book Trusted Sitters with UrbanSitter

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Looking for a better way to find babysitters? Try UrbanSitter!

Founded by four busy parents, UrbanSitter is an online resource to find sitters recommended by people you know.

Simply create a FREE account and identify your parenting groups (PAMP, child’s school, etc.) to see a selection of sitters whom your friends and fellow PAMP parents have rated and reviewed.

You Can Be the Parent You Want to Be

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Parents today struggle to be present with their kids as the 24-hour connectedness to technology and work often pull attention away from the present moment. Children feel this distractedness and act in ways to pull attention back to the present moment, to them, to meet developmental needs.

Children haven’t changed much over the ages: their brains, bodies and hearts still need

Member Musings: What is Autism?

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Autism is a genetically-based human neurological variant. The complex set of interrelated characteristics that distinguish autistic neurology from non-autistic neurology is not yet fully understood, but current evidence indicates that the central distinction is that autistic brains are characterized by

Save the Date: PAMP Preschool Fair is Saturday, Nov 1st!

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

10:30am-12:30pm ~ FREE entry
Workshops and Preschool Meet & Greets

9:00am ~ Early entry for PAMP members!

Computer History Museum, Grand Hall
1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View 94043

Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow

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MSLA is a Silicon Valley educational institution for over 40 years. We are located in a beautiful Eichler-designed building in Palo Alto’s Greenmeadow neighborhood. Our world-class Montessori preschool and Kindergarten programs will educate your child in academics, language (Mandarin and Spanish), art, music, movement, computers, grace & courtesy, geography, organic gardening, and much more.

Member Musings: Kids are People, too

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There was a time in American history when women didn’t have the right to vote; when domestic violence was considered a private matter; when slavery was legal. Thankfully, America got its head out of its butt and began to protect these precious people. So, what about the children? Why should children be any less protected under the law in terms of corporal punishment and violence?

Taking on the Myth of the Spoiled Child

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A new book questions claims that today’s kids are more spoiled and narcissistic than previous generations.

It seems as if everyone has something negative to say about the younger generation. Critics call today’s kids narcissistic and spoiled, blaming parents for being too permissive and overprotective.

Save the Date: Halloween Carnival is October 26th!

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Sunday October 26,  2014

20th Annual California Ave Trick or Treat and Blossom Halloween Carnival

10:00am – 2:00pm    Free Admission

We’re proud to announce that PAMP will be participating in the Carnival this year as an Event Sponsor!

 

Trick or Treating – Live Music – Costume Contest – Carnival Games – Activities

Save the Date: PAMP Preschool Fair is Saturday, Nov 1st!

PreschoolFair2014logo

Saturday, November 1, 2014

10:30am-12:30pm ~ FREE entry
Workshops and Preschool Meet & Greets

9:00am ~ Early entry for PAMP members!

Computer History Museum, Grand Hall
1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View 94043