All Blog Posts Tagged 'parent' (70)

Saving the Parent-Teen Relationship

I have recently been talking to one of my close friends regarding parenting struggles he is having with his teenagers. The topic of protecting the parent-teen relationship in the context of setting boundaries and consequences has come up several times. I began to think about how to negotiate the boundaries and consequences all families must have to function effectively, within the parent-teen relationship.

In my friend’s case, he is concerned if he is too strict or pushes too hard he…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on March 21, 2014 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Parent Leadership, One of Our Most Valuable Resources

One of the most valuable resources our society has at our disposable is parent leadership. February is National Parent Leadership month. Created by Parents Anonymous ® Inc. in 2004, February is set aside to recognize, honor and celebrate parents for their invaluable leadership roles in their homes and communities, as well as state, national and international arenas. This annual event acknowledges the strengths of parents as leaders and promotes awareness about the important roles parents can…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on February 26, 2014 at 12:06pm — No Comments

5 Ways Be a Better Parent If You Are Suffering with Chronic Pain

Mom Explaining to Chronic Pain to Her Children Last fall we decided to take my youngest son out of daycare so that he could stay at home with me during the day.  At first I was nervous because I wasn’t sure how I was going to care for him during the day.  I am thankful that he has started learning how to play independently and can entertain himself for a few minutes.  During those first several weeks, I was so excited and wanted to continue teaching him the things that he was currently learning in daycare.  Things changed…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Getting started is one of the toughest parts of getting organized. I want to give you a few tips and techniques that will help you with this process. I suggest that you ruminate over this part of the…

Getting started is one of the toughest parts of getting organized. I want to give you a few tips and techniques that will help you with this process. I suggest that you ruminate over this part of the process for a little while before you start ripping open the closet doors and tossing things onto the bed. Stop and think about WHY you want to get organized. The answer isn’t that you want a clean closet or a great looking entry way. The answer lies a bit deeper. Do you want to get out of the…

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Added by Bonnie Dewkett on February 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Importance of Fathers in Their Children’s Lives

If you knew there was one thing our nation could do to improve every area of a child’s development, would you be in support of that one thing? Research shows children that have involvement from both a father and mother perform better in all developmental areas. Children need their fathers to be involved. For far too long, our country has seen fathers at best as an add-on to what mothers provide for children and in some cases fatherhood has been discounted altogether.

Families First,…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on February 14, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Advice from Busy Moms

I have a lot of busy moms in my line of work.  A lot of them have their own “trade secrets” and I wanted to tap into that knowledge base and share their best tips with you.  Here is what I came up with.  Many of these are direct quotes from moms like you.  If they can do it, so can you!  Pick one tip and start there.

-Use grocery delivery services such as Pea Pod.  You can set up a recurring delivery so your staples arrive automatically every single week.  Don’t spend time at the…

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Added by Bonnie Dewkett on February 10, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

7 Things Pregnant Teens Ask Prior to Considering Adoption as an Option

Last year, more than 300,000 teenagers had babies, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. About 3,000 made the decision to find adoptive parents for their babies. 

Here are seven common questions pregnant teens ask prior to considering adoption as an option:

"Is adoption the…

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Added by Laurie Colton on December 23, 2013 at 5:46am — No Comments

School Avoidance (Part 2 of 2)

As I mentioned in my previous blog, we have had an increase in calls to our Family Support Line related to children refusing to go to school. If you did not read the previous blog, it would be a good place to start regarding general information on heading off school avoidance in children.

What is school avoidance? The website, Human Illnesses, defined school avoidance as “when children and teens repeatedly stay home from school or are repeatedly sent home from school, because of…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on December 13, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments

The Magic of Toddlers

August is not only the month that most children return to school, but it is also unofficially National Toddler Month. So it seemed appropriate to blog on something related to toddlers this month. Toddlers are defined as children between the ages of one to three. This is my favorite age group. They are those magical creatures that find awe in everything! Everything is new and exciting to them. They are working on figuring out how to assert their independence, but also want to know that they…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on August 30, 2013 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Food Pranks and Other So Called Summer Fun

Do you know what your kids are doing for summer fun?  Have you heard them talking about food challenges?  Have they mentioned the chubby bunny game, the choking game, or burns?  If you have heard them talking about any of these activities, they may be involved in potentially dangerous activities or know someone else who is involved in risky behaviors.    

The activities listed in this blog can be an issue year-round, however the risk to children and teens during the summer months is…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on July 5, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is May 12th, that is a week from this Sunday.  There are likely to be lots of articles to suggest ways to honor your mom or help your children honor their mom.  I would like to take a different approach and speak to moms directly.  Give yourself permission to pat yourself on the back and to take a break.  Parenting is both the toughest and most rewarding job in the world.  This is a good time to remind moms (fathers too) that you have to fill your own bucket before…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on May 3, 2013 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Parents Were You Afraid of Letting Your Teenager Get Behind the Wheel of the Car?

I can’t believe that my daughter is old enough to get her drivers license already, it seems like yesterday that I was bringing her home from the hospital.  The time has flown by quickly and she is turning into a beautiful young lady.  My daughter was born with a bilateral hearing loss and wears a cochlear…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2013 at 2:33pm — No Comments

He's Just Not That Into Me

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I had been seeing this guy for the past few months. Let’s call him “McDreamy.” Just so you know, this man is the package. He is smart, successful, motivated, honest, romantic, health-conscious, and fiercely hot. I thought that we instantly clicked, and we were on the same page on a lot of things about love and relationships. When I told him “I believe a family…

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Added by Eva Cornejo on March 5, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

One Big Happy Family. (By Sarah Senst)

How do we achieve happiness as a family, especially when you consider varying personalities, interests and communication styles? Not to mention different genders and ages, two-adult homes and one-adult homes? I recently read an article based on a book by Bruce Feiler on this very topic. He introduces some interesting facts and concepts I think worthy of sharing. In our incredibly fast paced lives, full of stress and worry how do we find peace at home?

I think most people have heard…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on March 4, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Serene Sunday- New Look at Parents/Kid Relationships - We're Not Friends

Serene Sunday - there is serenity in realizing that you are supposed to be a parent, not a friend.

Each serene Sunday throughout the month of January will take a new look at ways of looking at the parent/child relationship. In upcoming weeks we will look at:
  • parents as stewards
  • raising children to leave and cleave
  • what will your kids shrink say later
This week, the serene Sunday article is all about the fact that you are…
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Added by Janeane Davis on January 6, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

An Attitude of Gratitude. (By Sarah Senst)

With many families still struggling and even those who are not, this is an appropriate time of year to teach an attitude of gratitude.  It may be easy for kids to focus on what they don’t have or won’t get, especially compared to those of their peers. Regardless of a families’ financial situation it is helpful  to use the holidays as a time to teach family values. Any gift, whether big or small, can come from the heart keeping the recipient in mind. So what values are important to you and…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on December 7, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

School readiness; are you, the parent ready? (By Sarah Senst)

At this point in September most of our children are settled back in school. How about the parents? It is common for kids to experience varying anxieties as school nears. It may be the first day jitters, middle-school transition or new peer pressures in high school. It is also common for parents to experience worries of their own. Today’s parents are faced with a number of school issues regarding their children. Parents may be concerned about the child’s readiness to start school, their…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on September 12, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Dealing with tragedy. (By Sarah Senst)

We are in East Denver not 5 miles from the events of last night’s tragedy. Many, many people have and will be affected from this horrific night. All people experience trauma and hearing about trauma differently. Below are some suggestions for talking to your kids about what they hear on the news and from friends and how to address common fears and concerns:…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on July 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Technology, Baby And Fisher-Price

The Technology Savvy Baby And Fisher-Price...



Fisher-Price products have been a staple in my home since the birth of my children. Since 1930, Fisher-Price has been crafting products for young children that are not only safe and age appropriate, they help our children’s… Continue

Added by Shivani Cotter on July 19, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Parent Involvement is a Must

With my oldest child finishing up the 2nd grade school year, I've been a little reflective on my involvement in his school life and wondering why more parents aren't actively involved.  My experience with my son's charter school this year has been rocky to say the least, and has forced me to make the decision to find a new school -- more on that in another post.  My 8-year-old son, Cameron, is a straight "A" student, never had a single bad behavior report and is loved by all the staff and…

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Added by Kasheia Williams on June 18, 2012 at 9:17pm — No Comments

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