When I was 5 years old, my parents told me they were getting a divorce. At first, I thought it was a good thing, because they wouldn’t be arguing any more. Then, I wondered if it was my fault that they were arguing, because they didn’t agree on rules for me.
Have you taken the time to make an emergency plan for your children?
Long day? Overwhelmed by your to-do list, and the ice cream is melting in the car? Yes, you say? Let’s make those pick-ups peaceful and quick.
As a parent, you know that reading to your child is crucial to his or her language development and preparation for school. If you’re already reading to your child, what are the benefits of attending storytime at the library?
Tina Harlow will present a free parenting workshop, "Bright Minds, Busy Bodies: A Different Lens for Viewing High Energy Children,” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Historic Routt County Courthouse BCC Room.
While the return to a daily routine that comes with the beginning of a new school year may be a relief for some parents, teens may not feel the same relief. For many, school, and the stressors that come with it, can have a tremendous impact on their personalities.
Being active participants in their own learning helps children become self-directed in keeping themselves healthy in the long-term.
Why is Routt County United Way so passionate about preschool? Because early childhood education has a better return on investment than the stock market.
Smoking is an unhealthy habit that is especially harmful to pregnant women and their new babies. Low birth weights, risk of asthma, upper respiratory infections and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, are just a few of the risks to newborns from their mothers who smoke during pregnancy.
The Touchpoints Approach to child development presents a paradigm shift. It asks us to move from a linear model of development to a multidimensional one.
Children react to circumstances differently than adults. Children’s brains are different from adult brains and, therefore, process experiences in a different manner than adult brains.
The ability to speak a second language fluently is undoubtedly becoming more and more important in a society that is experiencing globalization at an exponential rate.
Find the power of motivation and change for a scattered brain with executive function coaching, a great resource for high school and college students or adults.
As our agency has provided pre- and post-adoption training to birth parents and potential adoptive parents, we have heard many of the same questions about the adoption process.
It’s by feeling safe and accepted that children, at their own speed, can outgrow what may seem to be irrational fears. Our job, as adults in their lives, is to be as accepting and nurturing as possible (and appropriate) and know that child development takes different courses and has different timetables for different children.