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8 Great Tips for Raising a Reader
Published on: 7/15/2019
Yesterday I had one of those happy mama moments. In my mind there are very few things more satisfying than watching my two daughters excitedly rip open the packages of new books that arrived in the mail from our monthly book club. Within minutes they were each snuggled into different ends of the couch flipping through their special gifts. The house was quiet, the girls were entertained, life was good.
Sacrifice, Joy and 12 Tips for Surviving as New Parents
Published on: 7/8/2019
Some regard parenthood as the ultimate “sacrifice” in life because it requires us to put another life before ourselves.
Taming Our Child's Anxious Worry Monster
Published on: 7/2/2019
Nearly all children will have fears or worries at some point during childhood—fears of the dark, of heights, of spiders, or monsters. But for up to a third of children and adolescents, their fears become profound and can develop into an anxiety disorder. Most parents strive to protect, comfort, and reassure their anxious children with responses that validate their emotional experience. Saying things like, “I see how worried you are. This is really scary for you.”
Powering Off: Taking a Digital Detox as a Family
Published on: 6/25/2019
At their best modern devices are helpful tools and can make our lives easier. At their worst, they are remarkably addictive, and research now clearly shows that their use can lead to a host of behavioral, interpersonal, and mood issues for people of all ages.
5 Proven Ways to Help Your Child Manage Frustration
Published on: 6/17/2019
5 Proven Ways to Help Your Child Manage Frustration
Let’s Enjoy Outdoor Play
Published on: 5/8/2019
By: Angel Chang, IHSD Marketing and Communications Manager

These days, it seems like fewer kids are seen actively playing outdoors and rather more are seen indoors glued to a screen. With technology advances in mobile media, it’s not uncommon to find young children sitting at a park with a smartphone in hand and completely oblivious to the environment. So here …
How to Teach Your Child Financial Literacy
Published on: 5/8/2019
By Susan Sachs Lipman

April is Financial Literacy Month and there’s no time like the present to give your kids some lessons that they can use for their entire lives. This is especially urgent, given some recent alarming statistics about financial literacy that include high rates of student and credit card debt and low rates of financial education and comprehension. No matter …
Ask the Expert: Financial Planner Q&A
Published on: 5/8/2019
This month, Chris Hutchins from Grove is answering members’ questions about financial planning. Q 1. In this housing market, is it more prudent to invest in real estate, real estate REITS or stocks in general?A–Due to its great appreciation over the years, the San Francisco housing market presents a unique challenge when answering this question. It may seem like a …
10 Tips for Returning to Work after a Career Break
Published on: 5/8/2019
Are you considering a return to work? Whether it’s because our children are starting kindergarten (or leaving for college!), financial necessity, or just the desire to dust off the resume be among other working professionals, many of us think about a career re-entry at some point. Only problem is, once we start thinking about this, the doubts and questions come …
Family Finance 101: 5 Things You Can Do Today to Secure Your Tomorrows
Published on: 5/8/2019
by: Chris Hutchins, Founder/CEO Grove

Even if you consider yourself to be a financially savvy person — you read the blogs, listen to the podcasts, etc. — a whole new world of considerations surface when your personal finance lens shifts from just you, to you and your family. For some, it can be a challenge to actually start thinking of themselves …
Anxiety After Baby, Do You Have It?
Published on: 5/8/2019
What if you’re a new mom and instead of feeling exhilarated, you find yourself feeling very anxious, sad, irritable or lonely? What if you feel guilty for being a “bad mom,” as you find yourself not living up to what seems like everyone else’s “baby bliss?” Many new parents are surprised to learn that at least 1 in 7 women …
Teaching Our Children to be Kind
Published on: 5/8/2019
We all want our children to be kind. In fact we find ourselves stunned and embarrassed when we witness them being anything but kind. But childhood is a series of growth lessons and learning to be kind is one such milestone. We all assume our children know what being kind means, however it is important to define it for them …
Spring Fun at the Farm is Saturday, April 27
Published on: 5/8/2019
You won’t want to miss this event! Back by popluar demand is Fun at the Farm Day! Saturday, April 27th10am-1pmPastorino Farms, Half Moon Bay PAMP Members are invited to enjoy a fun day at Pastorino Farm! There will be Pony Rides, a Petting Zoo, Hayrides, a Bouncy House and Farm tours. We will provide light snacks and drinks, and you …
Four Ways to Shift the Dynamic of Sibling Rivalry
Published on: 5/8/2019
By Maneesh Saini, LMFT, Senior Clinician at Parents Place, San Francisco

“It’s my turn to use the computer!” “Mom said I could sit in the front seat!” Sound familiar? It can often feel as though siblings argue about just about everything. While such conflicts can feel exhausting and often overwhelming for parents, these moments can also be opportunities to teach your children …
How to Manage Aggression in Children
Published on: 5/8/2019
You’re sitting relaxing for a few minutes before getting ready to make dinner, and you hear yelling echoing from the back of the house. You tear back there to find your child in what looks like a brawl with a friend. Once separated you proceed to yell back in order to make clear your disapproval. Sound familiar? Parents, teachers, and …
Developmental Milestones: What are they and why is it important?
Published on: 5/8/2019
As parents, we all are so excited to bring our bundles of joy home. It can be challenging at times like knowing which cry means the little one is hungry, tired, or just wants some mommy and daddy attention. We scramble to get our hands on any “parenting book” available and make sure we have scheduled all the pediatrician appointments. …