Solving the Mystery of Parenting Teens

I am pleased to announce the start of a new support group. The group is a place for parents to learn about kind and and firm parenting. It offers guidance and support to parents in a safe, confidential setting. Parents will develop a greater appreciation for themselves and their teens. Participants will practice joint problem solving for effective solutions to family conflicts. Ask yourself these questions to determine if this group may be...

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For Adoptive Parents: The Tween Years

For Adoptive Parents: The Tween Years

I joined 15 parents on Saturday, who wisely gathered to hear Beth Hall, Executive Director of PACT An Adoption Alliance, talk about what adoptive parents need to know about the tween years. Seriously, I could have used this workshop when my son was younger!I give these parents a lot of credit for getting help ahead of time. Launching an adopted tween is a little bit easier if you first understand the hidden developmental and behavioral landmarks...

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Jan Rao, Willows Director, Wins Jefferson Award

Jan Rao, the founder and director of Willows in the Wind won the prestigious KPIX Jefferson Award for outstanding public service. Here is the segment KPIX featured on the Wednesday evening news. If you would like more information on how to attend a Willows meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area, press the contact button on the home page. Here is the...

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