Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

Category: Research


The Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness with Children at Home

Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out. This simple phrase is a common component of mindfulness, which has become a powerful tool in teaching parents and young children how to regulate their emotions and behaviors. Mindfulness is defined as…

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Surviving and Thriving Through the Holidays: Tips for Families to Move More and Eat for Health

by Kathy Gunter Ph.D and Emily Tomayko Ph.D.

The holidays are a time for families to create new traditions and share long-treasured observances. It is also a great time to share activities that promote holiday (and everyday) health behaviors that will enable everyone to enjoy those family traditions in good health for years to come.

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What I Learned from Teaching my Daughter About Empathy

by Shauna Tominey, PhD
Meet Shauna Tominey, Assistant Professor of Practice & Parenting Education Specialist at Oregon State University

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Ayudando a los Padres a Entender el Desarrollo del Idioma Ingles en Niños que Están Aprendiendo Ingles

Escrito por: Guadalupe Díaz, Cesiah Vega & Dr. Karen Thompson (English Version of Post) Los padres cuyos hijos son Estudiantes del Idioma Ingles (ELL por sus siglas en Ingles) a menudo tienen muchas preocupaciones sobre el desarrollo del lenguaje Inglés…

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Helping Parents Understand English Language Development in English Language Learners

by Guadalupe Díaz, Cesiah Vega & Dr. Karen Thompson

Parents whose children are English Language Learners often have many concerns about their children’s English language development. Many myths surround English language development…

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Promoting Positive Health & Development in Children

by Megan McClelland, Ph.D
(Oregon Parenting Education Week Newsletter – 2015)
Although many young children have healthy and positive childhoods, disturbing numbers of children continue to experience abuse. There are a number of ways that this can be prevented…

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Parenting Education: It’s Good for All Parents

By Jenn Finders & John Geldhof, Ph.D.
(Oregon Parenting Education Week Newsletter – 2015)
Parenting education classes are an important resource for families. Sadly, common myths keep many families from taking part.

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Physical activity for your child with a disability

By Megan MacDonald, PhD & Erica Twardzik (Oregon Parenting Education Week Newsletter – 2015) You are your child’s advocate for physical activity and exercise. One way you can support your preschool child with a disability to be active is by making…

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Establishing Children’s Sleep Routines

By Denise Rennekamp, M.S. (Oregon Parenting Education Week Newsletter – 2015) Adequate sleep is important to your child’s overall health, growth, and development. Children who do not get enough sleep are less mentally alert and easily distracted. Lack of sleep can…

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