We’ve all heard it before – there’s never an easier time to learn a new language than when you’re young. Did you learn to communicate in multiple languages as a child? Or perhaps you wish your parents had taught you a second language? Our latest blog post shares 5 language learning games and activities for all ages to help incorporate language-learning into your home!
Estate Planning Glossary
Our 6 Steps to Create your Will event in partnership with Megan Gebhardt, owner of Gebhardt Law Office, is coming up on October 12. Estate planning is one of those fields that comes with lots of specific terminology that can make the process feel intimidating. Get a head start before the workshop by learning the definition of several estate planning terms with Megan’s Estate Planning Glossary on our blog!
Every Month is College Savings Month
Did you know that September is National College Savings Month? But really, shouldn’t every month be College Savings Month? With a new school year starting, now is the perfect time to start saving for your child’s future education expenses. PEPS sponsor WA529 shares more about savings plan options, the best time to start saving, and how a college savings plan can be used on our blog.
Parents of Adolescents: Your Kid Isn’t the Only One Going Through a Big Transition
Julie Ellett, a facilitator of the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) Parents of Adolescents and Teens (PAT) Program, shares her experience with the transition to parenting adolescents and answers some frequently asked questions about the PAT Program.
4 Tips for Managing Your Household Finances
Along with everything else that changes after having a baby, your household expenses will likely increase. Our recent blog post offers some tips for new parents to track and manage household finances.
The Hidden Curriculum of Infant Gender Socialization
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 our blog post to learn more.
Nanny Work Agreements 101
Hiring a nanny to care for your children may be one of the most intimate professional relationships you have. Just like any other job, defining expectations in advance and maintaining open communication will help reduce conflict for both employers and nannies. Read our recent blog post for tips on creating a written nanny work agreement from Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network.
A Maze of Choices
Children start absorbing messages about money at an early age. Our most recent blog post shares how one family taught their kids important messages about saving while reducing their future student loan debt by opening a WA529 college savings account.
A rewarding opportunity to add another experience to your repertoire. And it’s fun too!
As a group leader you create a safe space where parents can become parents together, where they can say raw feelings out loud, connect and build community is critical. Get inspired by Alison’s, Cindy’s, Chelsea’s and Carolyn’s take on co-leading their PEPS Groups.
Say Cheese! Your Baby Dental Questions Answered
Say cheese! You may be on top of all the pediatrician check-ups in your baby’s first year of life, but have you visited a dentist yet? Dr. Megan Posthuma, pediatric dentist at The Tooth Ferry (a PEPS Sponsor!) answers common questions about baby dental health in our recent blog post.