International Education Right Here in Palo Alto

hrough a rigorous, inquiry-based bilingual French or Chinese (Mandarin) education, the International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) guides students from preschool to 8th grade to develop the superior critical thinking abilities and cultural fluency associated with being bilingual. Through an Internationally Baccalaureate (IB) program of structured inquiry, students question deeply, seek out answers, and understand concepts and meaning instead of …

What is Cultural Fluency? How a Bilingual Education Can Help Your Child Thrive in a Globalized World

A bilingual education gives a child many lifelong benefits and opportunities – the ability to think through different lenses, increased executive function, and critical thinking skills, and of course fluency in more than one language, to name just a few. However, parents may not have considered an additional benefit of a bilingual education that has become increasingly important in today’s …

How to Understand and Respond to Your Child’s Behavioral Issues

As parents we wish we could subdue our children’s outbursts with a gentle re-direction. In some cases this works beautifully. But, in other cases it fails miserably, and the behavior we are wishing to stop increases. One important key to stopping unwanted behavior is to understand why the behavior started in the first place, what is underlying the behavior. This …

Art Klozet Photography

Art Klozet Photography is a high end, boutique studio that only takes on a small number of clients every month in order to provide the best possible service and an unprecedented level of personal attention. I don’t count how many clients I have, but how many great pictures you end up with. Every family is unique and I approach every …

“Parenting Pounds” Got You Down?

2 Tips to a Happier, Healthier You Between parenting and your “real” job, you work hard every day. Sweating hard. Pulling-out-your-hair hard. Bottle-of-wine hard. But you suck it up, put in the effort, watch what you eat, exercise like a fiend…because you want to feel good. So why isn’t it working? And why are your clothes getting tighter? Deep breath, …

Best of the Forums: What to Pack for School Lunches and Snacks!

Can you believe school is about to start again for our little ones?! Soon we will be wracking our brain for packed lunch and snack ideas.  We’ve compiled a list of our fellow PAMP members’ favorite ideas.  Hope this makes the transition back to school just a bit easier for everyone involved! Purchase a thermos and fill it with chicken, …

Kindergarten Here We Come!

It is that time of year when children everywhere are getting excited—and perhaps a little anxious—about the new school year starting. No one feels this more than Kindergarteners and their families. Starting elementary school is a big step for children and their parents. Here are a few tips to help you relax and enjoy this important milestone. Work on getting …

Three Ways to Appreciate Your Child’s Mind

One of the most precious gifts you can offer your child is your attuned, curious, and attentive mind. Yet in the overwhelm of everyday life, we can often misrecognize and misinterpret our children’s behavior. We may react out of frustration or exhaustion, instead of pausing and thinking and reflecting. In Alistair Cooper and Sheila Redfern’s 2016 book Reflective Parenting: A guide …

Best of the Forums: PAMP Members’ Favorite Toddler-Friendly Activities

Looking for kid- friendly activities for your little ones this summer?  Thankfully, PAMP members have been discussing all their favorites and we’ve compiled a list of all the recommendations which are sure to entertain you and your family this summer! Q–Now that Hidden Villa is closed for the summer and the Junior Museum in PA is being renovated, we are …

CraftBox

CraftBox is a space for friends, colleagues, and family to enjoy each other’s company while being inspired to unleash their creative side by making crafts together.  We provide the space, materials, and tools so that you can make a craft of your choice. We offer 20+ high quality projects ranging from woodwork, leather work, jewelry making, painting and more.  Our …