Licensed psychotherapist, Julie Ellett, shares her perspective on what it’s like to parent an adolescent and why supporting parents in this parenting stage is so critical to the well-being of their teen and family.
Why Imperfect Parenting is GOOD for Our Kids
Nobody’s perfect, and there’s nothing like becoming a parent to remind you of that. But what if we said that all those moments of imperfection as a parent are actually GOOD for your kids? Our recent blog post by a PEPS Group Leader and alum gives practical examples of how you can turn imperfect parenting moments into growth opportunities.
PEPS Parent Stories Capture Growing Pains as WA State’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) Turns Three
Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program is regarded as one of the best in the country. How has it been going since the policy was officially implemented in 2020? What is it like to actually access the benefits as a new parent? Our latest blog post dives into these questions to take an honest look at Washington’s PFML program.
Parents of Adolescents and Teens: Support and Connection is Here!
Program for Early Parent Support introduces a new program to support parents of adolescents and teens (PAT).
Estate Planning for Single Parents
Single parents, this one’s for you! Having an estate plan in place is an important task for all parents to complete. For single parents, there are some additional considerations to keep in mind when creating an estate plan. The good news is, creating an estate plan is probably easier and faster than you think. Read our recent blog article by PEPS Sponsor Megan Gebhardt of Gebhardt Law Office, P.S. to understand important estate planning considerations for single parents.
How Can a WA529 College Savings Plan Be Used? Let Us Count the Ways!
When you think of saving for college, you probably think of the big-ticket items – tuition, room and board. With a WA529 College Savings Plan, you can save for not only those expenses, but many other post-secondary education costs. Find out exactly what a college savings plan can be used for in our recent blog post.
Advocacy Action Alert: Tell Your Legislators to Support WA Families!
Step-by-step instructions for community members to contact their WA State legislators about funding the diaper subsidy bill and Perinatal Support WA’s Warm Line.
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.
Tools for Understanding Infant Temperament, and Why It Matters
Understanding your baby’s temperament can be easier said than done. And even if you know what their temperament is, what are you supposed to do about it? Our latest blog posts explores tools for parents to understand their infant’s temperament and create a harmonious relationship.
Child Nutrition Tips from a Pediatrician
Dr. Eva Taylor, a pediatrician at Allegro Pediatrics, provides answers to frequently asked questions about infant and child nutrition and dietary needs.