200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301 • 650-688-3040

2001 Winward Way, Suite 200, San Mateo, CA 94404 • 650-931-1840

With two locations in San Mateo and Palo Alto, Parents Place is known as the one-stop-shop for all your parenting needs on the Peninsula. Our sought after parenting experts, extensive program for Birth through the 1st Year, and offerings for schools and community organizations are just some of what makes Parents Place on the Peninsula truly special.

Visit us today for parenting workshops, parent coaching and consultation, child behavior and school support, clinical and special needs services, parent/child activity groups, child and family therapy, and much more.

Upcoming Workshops + Events
They're Driving Me Crazy: Parent Anger - Session 1 We will explore triggers to your anger, your positive and negative responses to it, and productive management techniques to help when triggers arise in the future.  With Jenny Ward, MFA, parent educator. That Makes Me So Mad: Child Anger - Session 2 Children get angry in a split second, often leaving parents in total bewilderment and turmoil.  We will explore anger, ways to help children regain control of themselves, triggers that precipitate the anger, and typical responses to the anger. With Jenny Ward, MFA, parent educator.    Please note, there is no class on 2/18/16 [For Parents of Infants & Toddlers: Birth through Preschool][For Parents of Elementary School Aged Kids]
During this program, children and parents or caregivers will learn about the origin of cuisines and food sources. These hands-on classes will engage the sense of smell, taste, touch, and sight. In a fun learning environment, little chefs will travel the world learning about different cultures and foods. Each class will include songs, stories, and delicious vegetarian, kid-friendly, easy-to-make recipes from a unique part of the world. All the ingredients will be fresh, healthy, and nut- and dairy-free. Adjustments can be made for children with allergies as well. $150 for four sessions; $120 for siblings; fee includes the cost of ingredients. With Meenakshi Mittal, parent educator. [Parent/Child Activity Groups][For Parents of Infants & Toddlers: Birth through Preschool] [For Parents of Elementary School Aged Kids]
Based on the seminal book by John M. Gottman, PhD, this two-part workshop offers an overview of the research, principles, strategies, and skills needed by couples to strengthen their relationship and manage conflict after they become parents.  Participants will be invited to engage in class discussion and participate in exercises during the class and between sessions.  While this relationship enhancement class is not a substitute for couple’s therapy, it builds on the strengths of each couple, as they apply the principles and move closer to having the relationship they want. With Elizabeth Eastman, LCSW, therapist. Fee: $170 per couple for two sessions. [For Expectant & New Parents][For Parents of Infants & Toddlers: Birth through Preschool][For Parents of Elementary School Aged Kids]
Featured Services

Get expert parenting support to help your family flourish at Parents Place.

We offer baby groups and private consultations to help new parents with breastfeeding, baby care, sleep issues and post-partum/family adjustment.

Parents Place offers support for all families, including services for children with special needs.

Get the Support You Need

With over 30 years of experience, our integrated approach sets Parents Place apart. We believe that parenting is the most important job you can do, so we help you do it better.