Not all children are excited for the coming summer. For many children, this is a time that may bring increased levels of anxiety.
The role of fathers continues to transform, as norms in our society shift and change. Gone are the days when dad was considered a helper to mom, without equal parenting responsibilities and rights.
Our children learn how to interact and build trust within the community through our example as parents. By continually exposing them to our experiences and relationships, we create the building blocks they will use the rest of their lives.
Using time out (and denial of privileges to be discussed in a later article) is a fallback means of discipline many parents use.
Learning to read is nothing short of a miracle. Our brains are not built for reading.
April is Month of the Young Child in Routt County, and nationally, the week of April 24 is Week of the Young Child.
Grand Futures is hosting an exciting alternative event on April 20 for teens on a day known for high marijuana consumption. The event, Too Fly to Get High, will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. April 20 at Ghost Ranch, located at 56 Seventh St. in Steamboat Springs.
We know that our youth are at-risk for alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, or ATOD, including prescription misuse and abuse. Of particular concern is early initiation and potential dependency during critical developmental years, especially the impact on the developing brain.
For more than 50 percent of families living in Steamboat Springs, an extra set of helping hands is found just beyond the blue doors of the Boys & Girls Club, located on Eighth Street between Pine and Aspen streets.
As parents, we don’t want our children to ever feel badly, so we do everything we can to mitigate the situation.
There are many challenging issues we, as parents, get to face. If your child is approaching an age in which he or she can find and hold employment, this article is for you.
The first three years of life boast the most rapid and robust brain growth, when 85 percent of the physical brain develops.
When you reflect on your childhood, do you ever recall things you did that you wouldn’t have done if an adult had been watching you? Most of us played “doctor” when no grownup was within eyeshot. Experimenting with fire, cigarettes, shoplifting, teasing a sibling or bullying another child — these are only a few examples that come to mind.
A simple question parents often ask is, “What does my child need?” Children need a home that is safe and loving and free of violence and parents who protect them. Home should provide a sense of stability, with comfort and support.
Did you know that cavities are the most common childhood disease? The good news is that cavities are almost 100 percent preventable.