Top 5 Stories of 2022

1. The Hidden Curriculum of Infant Gender Socialization

Two siblings playing with a dollhouse together. Image courtesy of Vlada Karpovich via Pexels.

These days, many parents are striving for more gender-neutral parenting to avoid imposing gender bias on their children from a young age. But despite the best of intentions, research shows that parents of infants still interact with their babies differently based on gender. What can parents do to break the cycle of harmful gender socialization? Read The Hidden Curriculum of Infant Gender Socialization.

2. Navigating the Transition to Parenthood

Does your partner feel more like a roommate ever since you became parents? If so, you’re not alone. Read our latest blog post written by a certified Gottman Educator and Training Specialist to learn some tips for maintaining a satisfying relationship after bringing home baby. Read Navigating the Transition to Parenthood.

3. Meet Our New Program Director – Melanie Roper!

Melanie Roper

We are thrilled to introduce our new Program Director, Melanie Roper! Melanie brings a wealth of professional and personal experience that make her an incredible fit for PEPS. Read Melanie’s letter to the PEPS community.

4. Parents of Adolescents and Teens: Support and Connection is Here! 

Seven people gathered on Zoom for a virtual PAT meeting

For years, PEPS has heard from families that they wish there was a program like PEPS for when their kids hit adolescence. After a thorough process of completing a landscape analysis, hiring new staff, developing a curriculum, and piloting the program, PEPS officially launched our Program for Parents of Adolescents and Teens (PAT) in 2022. Read Parents of Adolescents and Teens: Support and Connection is Here!

5. Maintaining Connection Across Time Zones, Cities, and Life Circumstances

What was it going to be like to have a baby when we couldn’t be with other people?” Becoming a new parent during a global pandemic was overwhelming and scary. Hear from a new mom who found an unexpected outlet for support and empathy through her virtual PEPS Group. Read Maintaining Connection Across Time Zones, Cities, and Life Circumstances.

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