Winter has arrived, and with the colder months now upon us, it’s a great time to enjoy the twinkly lights, celebrate the glistening snow and give back to your community.
“Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” That expression works for adults but not so well for children. How can we possibly walk a mile in our children’s shoes, especially if our children can’t walk?
Adequate movement throughout the school day will build healthy bodies and focused minds. Movement not only produces successful students, but it also prepares children to become healthy adults who will be effective in their careers and model healthy behavior for their own children.
Two to three in 1,000 children are born with detectable hearing loss in one or both ears. Sometimes, mild hearing loss at birth may progress to more severe hearing loss once the child gets home from the hospital.
Over the past decade, well-known women such as Brooke Shields and Marie Osmond have bravely shared their stories about postpartum depression. Their stories are not necessarily unique, but have helped us understand PPD is real and something to take seriously.
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition would like to remind you of the importance of limiting the use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana and to steer clear of illegal substances this holiday season and always.
In this day and age of single-parent child rearing, it is still possible to raise a well- mannered, healthy child with self-esteem in place. Achieving this goal requires investing extra time and effort to realize results for a lifetime.
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition would like to reiterate the importance of limiting youth access to alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and other drugs and expound upon the Social Host Ordinance. If you don’t permit it, you don’t promote it. Think smart this holiday season, and don’t allow your child to underage drink.
Several major transitions often occur in adult life: leaving home, first major employment, marriage, empty nest, retirement. All these events create both excitement and challenge, however the transition to parenthood ranks as the most exhilarating, but also the most challenging of all.
Spending quality time with your children tells them they are valued, leads to more closeness, creates special memories, develops better trust and communication and results in an overall stronger lifetime relationship between you and your child.
What do our children need? A home that is safe and secure and parents who protect them. A sense of routine and stability. A belief that when things go wrong in the outside world, their homes will provide comfort, help and support.
Being bilingual is becoming increasingly more useful in our society. For that reason, it is important to continue learning and not lose the language skills that are already present.
While trick-or-treating can be a fun family activity, children are often exposed to increased risks. Wherever the holiday is celebrated, it is important to keep Halloween safety in mind.
Adults in our community share a responsibility to protect against and report child abuse and neglect. While the number of substantiated victims of child abuse and neglect in Routt County dropped from 49 in 2013 to 36 in 2014, we need to work together to continue to decrease this number.
It is nothing new for teens to test limits; pushing their parents’ boundaries is practically a given during the teen years and part of learning how to be independent. However, it is extremely important that teens do have set parameters, that they know they are responsible for their actions, and that those actions have consequences.