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Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter

OR Parenting Together LogoThe OSU Hallie Ford Center and the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative have just released a new issue of their Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter.  It is very well done, and this month’s issue has articles on ideas for Mother’s Day, easy ways to build physical activity into family life, and the impacts of communication and nurturing on the development of children.  It’s a worthwhile read!

Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter – May 2015


Dr. Tina Bryson Speaking Engagement – Huge Success!

2015.05.11  Bryson Event 19 low resolutionLast night Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, bestselling author of “No-Drama Discipline”, spoke to a full-house at the Corvallis High School Theater in Corvallis.  This was a free event, and included free on-site child care.  Over 230 parents from Linn and Benton Counties came out on a rainy Monday evening to hear Dr. Bryson, a child development specialist, speak about disciplining children in an effective and loving way, complete with stories from her own children.  Afterwards, Dr. Bryson took the time to greet parents, sign books, and offer personal advice to those with specific issues.  It was a wonderful presentation and Dr. Bryson had important insights that resonated with every parent in the room.

This was the second year the Parenting Success Network and Linn-Benton Community College were able to present a nationally renowned speaker to parents in the Linn-Benton area, but it would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:  The Mullins Healthy Children’s Fund,2015.05.11  Bryson Event 13 low resolution 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, Strengthening Rural Families, and Milestones Recovery Center.  We are very grateful for their support, and for the efforts of our staff, families and countless volunteers to make this a successful event.


Get Outdoors Day!

National Get Outdoors Day LogoCome join us on Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 10-3:00pm at Peavy Arboretum for National Get Outdoors Day!  This event, sponsored by OSU Research Forest and OSU Extension Services of Benton and Linn Counties, includes family fun activities, fishing (for kids 13 and under), and classes on camping, hiking, and outdoor skills.  This is a free event and includes a shuttle service frm Mountain View Elementary School to Peavy Arboretum for this event.  Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food on-site — and bring your walking shoes!!

For more information, contact OSU Extension Service, Benton County at (541) 766-6750.  English/Spanish interpretation will also be provided.

Get Outdoors Day – flyer


Babies, Birth & Wellness Fair

La Leche League Logo compactThe MidValley Doula Network and the La Leche League of Corvallis are organizing a Babies, Birth, and Family Wellness Fair for Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 12-4:00 pm at Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Avenue, Corvallis.  The goal is to have a family-friendly event that provides the community information about local pregnancy, birth, baby, postpartum, early childhood and health resources and services, and offer free workshops for attendees. The event will be open to the public and free.

We would like to invite local pregnancy, birth, baby, postpartum, early childhood and health providers and organizations to take part in our event.


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