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Newsletter for Parents, Alumni and Friends
          Spring 2013
Get Squishy During   Your Week!
Squish drop Parenting Education Week is May 19-25, and we're celebrating in several ways:
  Squishtivities occurs on Saturday, May 18 from 2-4 p.m. for parents with their children ages 2-5. Free! Here's a sample activity.
  Our library of articles may be useful to you as a parent or grandparent.
  Parent HelpLine  connects you with a Parenting Now! parent educator. Call 541-485-5211. Parent HelpLine is provided in conjunction with United Way of Lane County.
Happy Parenting Education Week!

Our Board Members


We appreciate our board of directors
whose guidance and on-going service makes a huge difference to us. Thanks!


Ages and Stages
Check your child's developmental progress by using a special online questionnaire.        
News About Us
We're a ReThink organization - again! For two years, we've been honored for meeting high standards of recycling and green purchasing.

Parenting Now! won a "Small Business" United
United Way Award
Way award for the number of employees participating in the 2012 campaign. As a small non-profit that receives UW funding, we're very proud of our staff's support!  

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   35 years! That's how long we've been meeting parents and helping them create their family life...long enough that we have had three generations of families participate in our groups. We're celebrating Parenting Education Week with activities, features on our alumni and an opportunity to help a teen parent. Enjoy your week!

Alumni Remember Their Parenting Groups 


Pangborn, Lafferty
Mark Pangborn, daughter Aleta Lafferty and granddaughter Della Lafferty have all been part of Parenting Now!

Parents in our groups tend to love the experience, even to the point of driving from Albany to Eugene for their parenting group, as one couple did. Some parents take every group Parenting Now! offers.  

  Read about why a father and his daughter both joined our groups with their children. 

  Do you have a favorite memory about your Birth To Three or Parenting Now! group? Please share on our Facebook page!


Alumnae Sees Parenting Now! From All Sides
Fabiola Marroquin used Parenting Now!'s home visiting services, participated in one of our groups, and now gains work experience as a volunteer. Read her perspective on Parenting Now! 
A Series of Firsts - Can You Think of More?

Then...and Now

Get ready to walk down memory lane!

Minalee, Josh

   Share memories of your Birth To Three or Parenting Now! group by posting then-and-now photos of you and your child. 

   Here is a photo of Executive Director Minalee Saks with newborn son, Joshua. See a more current photo of Minalee with her two sons! 


Help a Teen: Parenting Education Week
If you sponsor a teen parent to attend our Program for Young Parents group, you will help both parent and child get off to a good start.
Teen Parent 
   $56 a month gives a teen parent nine months of a group. Watch for more news about this special project or donate now in honor of Parenting Education Week.
Connect with Parenting Now! formerly Birth To Three
Become our Like us on Facebook fan and stay informed about Parenting Now! and parenting. You may also visit us at our website. Contact Parenting Now! by calling (541) 484-5316, e-mailing us at info@parentingnow.org or using our e-mail form.


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