Parenting Success Network

Nurturing Children Series 

Our Nurturing Children series continues in May and June: Nurturing Strength and Nurturing Attitudes.

In May join us while we examine the physical, emotional and mental characteristics of strength. We will explore practices to develop strength for children, families and professionals and how to apply these in order to feel safe and healthy.

In June we will examine the three components of attitude: cognition, affect and behavior. We will explore activities and approaches that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-bias in early childhood.

Learn more HERE


Live & Learn Spring classes will open for registration on February 22!

To see your options, look at the PSN calendar or follow the link below to a complete list of classes.

Classes begin January 4, 2021! Enjoy new songs, games, and activities with your child.  Meet other parents and children in your community.  Learn how to support your child’s amazing development. Classes will remain virtual using Zoom until further notice. To participate you will need an internet device with a speaker and a camera.   Families can join at any time if space is available. Link will be available February 22, 2021


Resources for Talking to Children about Race & Equality 

by Parenting Now!

As early as 6-months old, babies begin to notice differences in people, including their skin color, hair, and eyes. It’s never too early to have conversations about race with your child and there are wonderful, kid-friendly resources out there to help guide you along in the process. The Parenting Now! Educators have rounded up some of their favorite resources for talking to children about race and equity. Here are some of their top choices.



Read-along Children’s Books about Race & Diversity:


FREE – Remote Parenting Coaching is now available!

Richard Halpern, M.A. is now offering parent coaching via Zoom session or by phone. This one-on-one support is available to Linn, Benton, and Lincoln County parents.

Parenting Coaching can help promote positive parent-child relationships, improve communication and problem solving skills. It can build on family strengths while supporting the development of new ideas and helpful strategies. Together you will identify skill building opportunities for children based on their age and stage of development. Find your own best way to parent.

Richard Halpern, M.A. has over 25 years’ experience working with families in schools and nonprofits. He teaches Parenting Education for Multnomah Family Court and  is certified as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

Parenting Success Network is working in collaboration with to offer FREE sessions. Choose to schedule a phone call or Zoom session (over internet) at this link:



Pollywog is a local program that links families to prenatal education and then later to parenting education, and can also assist with families in need of additional resources.  If you have children in the 0-5 year-old age range, please contact Pollywog and see what we can do to help.


Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter

The February issue of the Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter has arrived. This issue focuses on 5 Things to do with children to honor Black History Month all year long! February is Black History Month – a month dedicated to highlighting and celebrating the important achievements and contributions that Black people have contributed to American history.

To download the English newsletter, please click here.

To download the Spanish newsletter, please click here.