Navigating Dinners with a Picky Eater: A No-Stress Holiday Guide

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Never is there a greater focus on food than at the holidays. And for parents of picky eaters, holiday meals can be immensely stressful family situations to navigate. If it wasn’t bad enough that you have to endure the never-ending playback of family stories from Great Aunt Bea, fate deals you a bum hand and you’re trapped at a linen-lined table with

Member Musings: Body Image

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Let’s talk body image.

For years I’ve worked out really hard to get a “tight, toned body”.  Sometimes I feel really strong and toned, but most the time I am grabbing my extra weight and wishing it was gone. I know soooo many of you out there

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: We Can Do It!

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After researching colleges and majors, my kids asked me if I ever feel like I wasted my education giving up my career and staying home with them. Women often seem to get questioned on their choices or doing what is necessary. Never have I felt my education (both traditional & spiritual) was more

Welcome 2 New PAMP Staff Members

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As we say goodbye to summer and welcome the change of seasons to autumn, we here at PAMP also are saying goodbye to two long-time staff members while simultaneously welcoming two new staff members to the organization. We’d like to thank Alison Lee and Tatyana Ventura for their years of service to the organization, and welcome Ann Wondolowski and Lisa Raghav on board.

Attachment Parenting Basics

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So how do you get started with Attachment Parenting? There are no rules, just a few guidelines to help you make the minute to minute decisions as you meet your baby’s needs.

  1. Trust your own instincts. You’re a mama lion, or a papa bear. You would protect this child with your life.

Accepting Applicants Preschool to 12th Grade

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Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton actively seeks applications from socially responsible, passionate students, capable of succeeding within and contributing to a challenging and rigorous academic environment. We look for individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will become fully involved in campus life and contribute positively to our school community. We welcome families who believe the Goals and Criteria that guide a Sacred Heart school are vital to the education and well-being of the whole child and produce students who become intellectually, spiritually and socially responsible citizens of the world.

Let’s Hear It for the Dads!

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Twice yearly, I pay visit to my beloved redwoods along the coast or somewhere in the northern most part of our beautiful, diverse state. It is a much needed pilgrimage, away from my schedule, computers and the usual demands of everyday life.

One never knows—but prays—that whoever

It Takes a Village to Save for College

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Tired of the toy that makes obnoxious sounds all day? Is that outfit for your little one just another that you would rather your in-laws resist purchasing? Give them something else to spend their money on — an education!

Costs for post-secondary education have been rising over the last decade. By 2031, collegeboard.com estimates that costs will exceed $267,000

Member Musings: First Grade

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First Grade, how did you get here so fast? I knew you would arrive eventually, and I admit that I was secretly impatient about the fact that you might have been taking too long to get here…at times. But, now you’re here and though I’m glad, I’m also feeling the bittersweet pain of what it means to let my little big girl go.

She insisted on being dropped off curbside. She actually

PAMP Preschool Fair – Download School Guide, Workshop Presentations

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our annual Preschool Fair on Saturday Nov 1, whether it was as a volunteer, attendee, speaker, sponsor, or school. We had another amazing event this year, with over 1000 people attending.  Thank you to Stephanie Agnew (Parents Place Online) and David Hsieh (RHR Wealth Management Group, Merrill Lynch) for giving very informative presentations.

Thank you to our November Sponsors!

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Hooray for our generous sponsors  Peninsula School,  International School of the Peninsula, Care.com, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

Sponsorship fees are used to support PAMP’s wide array of programs, events and services. This month, please say hello and thanks to our Premium Sponsors.

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?