Peace At Home Parenting News and Blog Posts

Enjoy a variety of articles, news, and additional blog posts to help parents navigate a variety of parenting challenges.

Working from home advice from Peace At Home Parenting

Work at home and take care of your kids full-time?

March 17, 2020

Work at home and take care of your kids full-time? This is just too unreal… By JoAnn Robinson, Parent Educator at Peace at Home Parenting How will you manage in this COVID-19 world? Learn more about Private Coaching View a list of Online Classes For many families where the adults work full-time, grappling with this …

Read moreWork at home and take care of your kids full-time?

Peace at Home Parenting addresses COVID-19

March 15, 2020

Peace At Home Parenting offers free resources for parents to help ease family stress Live Facebook events for the next several weeks – Go to our public page on Facebook – Peace At Home Parenting. I will host the first few events, offer guidance on key issues such as helping children process disappointment and fear …

Read morePeace at Home Parenting addresses COVID-19

Toxic Stress

Help Your Child with ADHD/ADD Get Ready for College

October 4, 2019

Is it common for teens with ADHD/ADD and executive function deficit not to accept the resources to learn how to become organized? Also how do they get the help they need once in college? A common reaction to feeling disorganized, anxious, and out of sync is avoidance. To support your child who may be avoiding …

Read moreHelp Your Child with ADHD/ADD Get Ready for College

children on swings

Preschool Perspective: Girls have long hair and boys have short hair, right?

September 21, 2019

Concerned mom submitted the following question to Peace At Home: Feeling super disappointed as I write this… It’s the first week of Pre-K for my almost 5-year-old, and at drop off today, the teacher pulled Todd aside to let him know that our son was being mean to a little boy in his class yesterday. This particular …

Read morePreschool Perspective: Girls have long hair and boys have short hair, right?

child girl eats healthy food showing thumb up

6 Steps to Successful Lunchtime: Help Your Kindergartener Get Ready for School

September 9, 2019

Your child is already (or finally) off to kindergarten. Did you go back to school shopping? Maybe purchase a new lunch box? If this is your child’s first time with lunch away from home, help her get ready in both practical and social ways. I’ve borrowed a few ideas and added a few more I …

Read more6 Steps to Successful Lunchtime: Help Your Kindergartener Get Ready for School

sibling connections

Sibling connections – for parents of infants and toddlers with older siblings (Birth – 5 years old)

March 23, 2019

Your older child was so excited about the new baby. But, now that your baby has arrived, he is uncooperative and sometimes acts like a baby, himself. Meanwhile, you’re trying to control your youngest as she starts to throw tantrums and learns the word “no.” This scenario is all too common, but there are simple …

Read moreSibling connections – for parents of infants and toddlers with older siblings (Birth – 5 years old)

Aaron Weintraub

Expert: Limit kids’ screen time

March 23, 2019

MICHELLE FIRESTONE, Chronicle Staff Writer MANSFIELD — In today’s world, digital technology can sometimes feel like it has taken over our lives. Wednesday evening, Aaron Weintraub, a behavior specialist at Holiday Hill Day Camp & Recreation Center in Mansfield, told a group of Mansfield Middle School parents that, while digital devices can be used for …

Read moreExpert: Limit kids’ screen time

Debate about self-soothing as a solution when waking up in the night

February 13, 2019

Dialogue from Peace at Home Parenting’s Private Facebook Page We’re having some debate about self soothing. The doctor told us that our 4 month old son needs to learn how to self soothe in the night when he wakes up and be able to get himself back to sleep.  During the day, he sometimes cries …

Read moreDebate about self-soothing as a solution when waking up in the night