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2015 Holiday Resource Guide
Sometimes people just need a helping hand, and this time of year the need is more apparent. Below is a Resource Guide of organizations offering dinners or food and gift baskets, sorted by county. We have included as much detail as we could find, and hopefully this information will be of help to someone in our community.
Parenting Young Children with your Whole Brain
Strengthening Rural Families will be presenting a free evening workshop with Instructor Sunny Bennett on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, from 6-7:30pm at the Clemens Primary School Library, in Philomath. This the 3rd workshop in the “Parenting Game-Changer” Series, and topics for the evening will include understanding your child’s brain (and your own) to better manage stressful situations, learning nurturing, effective ways to connect with your child, and how to explore peaceful and playful responses to your child’s emotions.
This is a free workshop, with free hearty refreshments, and free on-site childcare when you register by Friday, November 27. Please pre-register with Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org. or (541) 929-2535. Co-sponsored by the Parenting success Network.
Live & Learn with your Wobbler — New Class Starting
For parents and their beginning walkers, approximately 9-18 months. Participate with your “wobbler” in songs and games, meet other parents in the community, and discuss the latest ideas about how to support the expanding growth of your child’s first year. If your baby is a competent walker, sign-up for Live and Learn with Toddlers/Twos (Albany) or Parents and Toddlers Together (Corvallis).
Class meets for 2 hours one day a week, for nine weeks, beginning on Monday, January 4, 2016 through March 14, 2016, from 9:00-10:50am at the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Avenue, Albany. Class fee is $25.00. Families can join at anytime if space is available. Call (541) 917-4899 to register.
Prevent Alcohol Use as Students Transition to Middle School & High School
Alcohol use increases as youth transition from elementary to middle school, and again to high school. Staying connected to your kids during transitions is one of the most important things parents can do.
Communicate: Talk to your teen about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Open lines of communication and be your teen’s trusted resource.
Monitor your teen’s activities: Ask “Who? What? When? Where?”
Team up: Get to know the parents of your teen’s friends. Let them know you do not let your children drink alcohol.
Count it or lock it up: If you have alcohol in your home, know how much you have. Keep it in a secure location.
Oregon Parenting Together – November Newsletter
The latest version of the Oregon Parenting Together newsletter is now available, and it contains lots of great articles to inspire parents, including: why family reading is important, American Academy of Pediatric reading recommendations, what to read to your children, what to read to babies, and fun with your kids.