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Text4Baby LogoThe Parenting Success Network is now partnering with Text4Baby, a free texting service for pregnant women and moms with babies under age 1. Moms sign up by texting BABY to 511411. (The service is also available in Spanish, by texting BEBE to 511411.) Moms who sign up get 3 free texts per week on lots of health topics like pregnancy signs and symptoms, developmental milestones, nutrition and feeding, safety, and more. Text messages are timed to mom’s due date or baby’s birth date.

Johnson & Johnson is the founding partner, and the program is run by the non-profit National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition but there are lots of other partners involved, including the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics, to make sure you get the best content in each message. Sign up today!


 2015 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference


The 2015 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference will be on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus. Conference registration will open in March.  We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tina Payne Bryson,  co-author (with Dan Siegel) of the New York Times best-selling THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD and the New York Times best-selling NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE, will be joining us as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference!  

For updates on conference details and registration, please visit This conference is a great resource for Parent Educators and social service workers!  Save the date! We’ll see you there!


Dr. Tina Bryson Speaking Engagement – Save the Date!

NYT-cover-NDD-196x300Solutions for your child’s tantrums, tensions, and tears.  Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store.  Your preschooler refuses to get dressed.  Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field.  Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives challenging?  No–it’s their youthful brains calling the shots!

Join child development specialist Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, bestselling author of “No-Drama Discipline”, as she demystifies the meltdowns and aggravation.  Enjoy Tina’s candid stories, compassion and humor, on topics such as:

  • Disciplining in an effective and loving way
  • Communicating effectively with children when they’re irrational
  • Connecting with your child through clear an consistent limits

About the presenter:  Dr. Bryson is a psychotherapist who conducts workshops for parents, educators, Tina Payne Bryson - low resolutionand clinicians all over the world.  She has written for numerous publications including TIME, Huffington Post and Redbook.  Her New York TImes best-selling books include The Whole-Barin Child and No-Drama Discipline, co-authored with Daniel Siegel.

This event will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Corvallis High School Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Avenue, Corvallis.  This is a free event (donations welcome), and includes free child care.  Please reserve your child care spaces by calling (541) 917-4899 by 5:00pm on Thursday, May 6.  Sign-ups after that date only if space is available.  Please arrive early to drop off your children.

This event is produced by the Parenting Success Network and Linn-Benton Community College, and sponsored by The Mullins Healthy Children’s Fund, the Corvallis School District, the Corvallis Kiwanis Noon Club, the Benton County Health Department, Family Tree Relief Nursery, LBL-ESD Early Intervention, Linn County Alcohol & Drug Program, the Old Mill Center for Children & Families, and Strengthening Rural Families.

Tina Bryson Flyer


2015 Summer Camps and Programs for Kids with Special Needs

camp-clipart-summercampThe following camps target kids with special needs.  Go to their websites for more detailed information.  You can also contact  your local Parks and Recreation Department or OSU’s KidSpirit Camps ( for information about camps available to the general population.  Overnight camps fill up quickly; however, you can still get on waiting lists.

2015 Summer Camps and Programs for Kids with Autism and Special Needs