Investing in our Children / Invirtiendo en Nuestros Niños

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Preventing Mealtime Problems

If you are experiencing mealtime issues with your child, you are not alone!  There are several steps that parents can take to encourage positive mealtime behaviors.  Get Triple P parenting tips on preventing mealtime problems.

Take the Hassle Out of Homework

If you are experiencing resistance to homework by your child, you are not alone! There are several steps that parents can take to prepare and encourage their child to do their homework.  Get Triple P parenting tips on homework routines.

Bedtime Routines

If your family is having a hard time with bedtime, you are not alone! One in three children under 5 years of age has bedtime issues. The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) provides some simple tips to help develop a healthy, independent sleep pattern with your childGet Triple P parenting tips on bedtime routines.

Avoiding Parenting Traps

It is easy for parents to fall into what the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) calls common "parenting traps" that add to the stress of parenthood.  Get Triple P parenting tips on how to avoid common parenting traps.

Meet the Practitioner: Heather Thomsen, PhD

Heather Thomsen, PhDHeather Thomsen, PhD (pictured here with Matt Sanders, creator of Triple P), is an independent parenting coach who's been providing Triple P services in Santa Cruz County since 2010.  Heather conducts Seminars and provides in-depth, 1:1 services to families with children 0-16 years old. She's also the mother of two beautiful boys, so she has first-hand experience with Triple P parenting strategies! Sign up for Heather's next series of Triple P Seminars for parents of teens at

Love is in the Air - And at the Heart of Positive Parenting

Roses are red, violets are blue, love is the key to parenting, even if that sounds obvious to you! Yes, it may seem obvious to say love is at the heart of positive parenting. After all, few relationships can match the depth of love a parent feels for their child. However, for busy parents, February is a good time to pause from all-things-pink and commercialized and focus on what love really means in our families.


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