Summer is just around the corner and kids will love hearing summer-themed stories. Here are some recommendations for fun, magical, thought-provoking, and multicultural picture books to get us into the summer spirit. Enjoy! All You Need for a Beach by Alice Schertle; illustrated by Barbara Lavallee Ages: 3-5
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I often get calls from friends and family members who have recently had a bad experience hiring a nanny on their own. Most often, the reason that things fell apart can be traced back to the hiring process. The following are tips to ensure a successful employer-employee relationship. Follow up on background checks It is [...]
Are you contemplating the huge question of whether to bring another child into your family? I went through the transition to second-time motherhood one year ago this month. Being a mom to two girls under 4 for the past 12 months has been amazing and challenging. I always thought if I had two kids I [...]
Matthew, your 10-month-old screams. He is upset because his toy was grabbed from him. He snatches it back and now two babies are crying. Embarrassed and frustrated, this is why sometimes you don’t look forward to play dates. Eighteen-month-old Clara walks over to Sarah and tries to take the doll she is playing with. Three [...]
Not too long ago, before I was a parent, I was a Palo Alto Unified School District kindergarten teacher. One day, I opened an email from a neighborhood parent that shaped my perspective in life both as a teacher and a parent. This mother emailed every kindergarten teacher in the district wanting to know, “How can [...]
When surveyed on topics they would most like to see in the newsletter, PAMP members responded that their number one interest was time management. Why is time management a top concern for PAMP members, and what can be done to address it?
It’s a common scene at any daycare, playground or birthday party: a crying child clinging to a parent who is desperately trying to convince the child to let go and join the fun. Almost all children have some aspect of separation anxiety during the first six years of life. Separation anxiety should not be feared [...]
There are a lot of good summer camps out there. But you want to send your kids to a great one. How can you rest assured you’ve found the “crème de la camp” without losing sleep over summer scheduling? Try this simple checklist to help you separate the great from the merely good.
Question: Our daughter (age 1) has a skin tag just in front of her ear (a preauricular tag). She is for sure the cutest and sweetest kid, but her skin tag is kind of silly looking because it sticks straight out from her head.