Making the Move
04/02/2021 10:51PM ● By Sarah Lyons
Whether across the country or just across town, moving is a big adjustment for everyone in the family. Children can feel overwhelmed and uprooted because they are rarely in control of a decision to change homes, neighborhoods, or schools.Read More »
Embracing Your Toddler’s Counterwill
02/28/2021 08:32PM ● By Meredith Tufts (for Parenting Now)
Throughout the late toddler and preschool years, children are building their will—the ability to consciously control their actions.Read More »
Preventing Dog Bites
02/28/2021 08:21PM ● By by Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Adoptions and purchases of puppies and dogs have skyrocketed in the past year, proving once again that these furry animals are people’s best friends—especially during a pandemic.Read More »
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
02/20/2021 11:39AM ● By Trudy Citovic
Understanding this rare condition, and one Oregon family’s journey, and first-person perspective.Read More »
DNA - Cracking the Code!
02/04/2021 02:44PM ● By Andrea Willingham
Have you ever wondered why some people have blue eyes and some have brown eyes? Or why some insects fly while others crawl? Why are some fish are big and others small? It all has to do with our DNA.Read More »
Messing with Mud
01/01/2021 11:23AM ● By Beth Stein
The ingredients in the recipe are simple: water for wetness, soil for substance, crumpled leaves for texture, bark chips for chunks, grass for green-ness, and rocks just for fun. The how-to part of the recipe is also pretty straightforward – dig, dump, stir, mush, squoosh, pour, pound.Read More »
Creativity-Boosting Apps for Kids
01/01/2021 11:06AM ● By Tanni Haas, Ph.D.
January is International Creativity Month; a great occasion to inspire your kids to become more creative. Here are some of the very best creativity-boosting apps for kids. They’re all completely free, so encourage your kids to download an app – or three!Read More »
Coping with Distance Learning Burnout
01/01/2021 11:03AM ● By Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic looks and feels very different to students, teachers and parents. Long hours in front of a screen, challenges with technology and difficulty mastering new material can be overwhelming to some children.Read More »
Drum Roll Please....
12/01/2020 09:21AM ● By Kelli Matthews
The 2020 Oregon Family Magazine Holiday Gift Guide is here! This year, for our 9th annual gift guide, we found creative and imaginative gifts for kids.Read More »
Inspiring Generosity in Children
12/01/2020 08:43AM ● By Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Generosity is a trait most parents would like to see instilled in their children. Teaching kids to serve and give to others builds character and empathy. It also releases chemicals in the brain that stimulate reward pathways and creates a feeling of joy.Read More »