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…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on August 30, 2013 at 1:52pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on May 3, 2013 at 4:40pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Serene Sunday - there is serenity in realizing that you are supposed to be a parent, not a friend.
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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…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on December 7, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on September 12, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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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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…Continue
Added by Kasheia Williams on June 18, 2012 at 9:17pm — No Comments
Dads are People Too.
In honor of Father’s Day and all fathers, I wanted to write a bit about their importance.
I recently learned a new term. It is called “father-void” homes. A father-void home is one where there is an identified father but he has no presence in the home or in the lives of his children. This is compared to “father-less” homes which in the past has meant “no father to be found.” In most cases, there are father’s, they just may not be present,…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on June 13, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Check out where I'm guest posting!http://mommymomentswithabby.blogspot.com/2012/03/check-out-where-i-am-guesting-at-today.html
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By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Are you alone and wondering how you'll be celebrating the holidays this year? Whether you're divorced or widowed, a single parent or the spouse of a deployed serviceperson, it most likely seemed easier when you had a partner to share in the planning. But now that you'll be the one creating the holiday mood, take advantage of the freedom you have to develop customs that are just right for you. …
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<a href=" http://www.ozoneexpertsblog.com/blog/2011/09/the-queen-of-queenaire-a-note-from-the-president-susan-duffy.html">Official Blog Post on the Ozone Experts Blog</a>
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