All Blog Posts Tagged 'parent' (75)

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…


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…


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:…


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…


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

Dads are People Too. (By Sarah Senst)

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,…


Added by Stacy Hladek on June 13, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Tame the Beast.

manipulate - vb: to negotiate, control or influence (something or someone) cleverly, skillfully, or deviously.

My kids are masters at building manipulation tactics that work brilliantly when dealing with me. As many of you know, I have the man-boy, who is turning 18 in a few weeks, and the baby girl, who is a three-year-old toddler… Continue

Added by Tandra Downs on January 27, 2012 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Celebrating the Holidays Alone

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. …


Added by Sandwiched Boomers on December 4, 2011 at 1:43am — No Comments

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Added by Abby Billings on October 30, 2011 at 2:54am — No Comments

How to make a TUTU!

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Added by Abby Billings on October 30, 2011 at 2:51am — No Comments

Dem' Rattlin' Bones

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Added by Abby Billings on October 24, 2011 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Single Parents Help - There Are Positives To Being A Single Parent

If you are someone who is looking for single parents help, this might surprise you! There is always a bright side to any situation; here a 9 year old boy explains what he sees as the bright side of divorce.  Yes, there can be a bright side to divorce.  And isn’t it wonderful that a child can see it?  As the saying goes, “Out of the mouths of babes”.




Added by Carol Ferguson on July 21, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Defining My 'Real' Dad!

My cousin, Susan, and her Mom, my mother’s older sister, drove from Cape Cod to visit us one day when I was around 10 yrs. old. We took turns during the…

Added by denny hagel on June 13, 2011 at 9:34am — No Comments

The Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Dad

As a mom, especially an overprotective mom, I have that need to shield my teens from anything and everything that can hurt them. Broken glass, boxes of twinkies, school bullies, drunken drivers, burning buildings, pubescent boys who only have their penis and girls' boobies on the brain. But how, how do I shield my teenage girls from their father?

How do I…


Added by Vanita on March 17, 2011 at 6:26am — No Comments

Working Out a Storm

Today I took my first steps inside a gym (to actually use the equipment rather then the joining process or to have a look around) for a loooooooooooooooooong time. The last time I worked out in one was when I lived in London and I used to go to a Government run gym in Swiss Cottage, North London maybe 8 years ago or so! Blimey! Where do the years go?!

'The Lawyer' and I both became members of a gym company here aptly (and laughingly) called…


Added by Sarah Winborn on December 5, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Divorcing & Single Parents Finding Happiness

Divorcing and single parents that are dealing with trials during this holiday season, ponder this...

Wake up every morning and know for a fact that it was going to be a beautiful day. Happiness is a choice and when it is chosen, it is infectious to all of those around you. It is helpful to write yourself a few affirmations and sit it next to the bed so that it is the first thing you see when you wake up. Below, I have listed a few of my personal affirmations:

  • Today, I'm…

Added by Kristy Canton on November 23, 2010 at 4:16am — No Comments

Rather be along than Unhappy


Added by Shanae Miller on November 22, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Let the Battle Rage

Finally! Our representatives have grown a pair and have drawn a line in the sand against the fast food industry, on our behalf. In a nearly unanimous vote by city officials, fast food operators in San Francisco can no longer give away toys in kid's meals, unless they meet certain standards...much higher than what these restaurants…


Added by Keri Pugh on November 3, 2010 at 12:34pm — No Comments

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