One College Health survey reported that 94 percent of students chose “overwhelmed” as the word that would best describe their lives. In the most recent “Stress in America” survey by the American Psychological Association, more than 25 percent of teenagers surveyed said that they feel “extreme levels of stress” during the school year.
Red Ribbon Week brings communities together to take a visible stand against drugs, and this year the weeklong event runs from Oct. 23 to 31. The Red Ribbon Week Campaign is sponsored by the National Family Partnership that helps communities across the country promote healthy drug-free lifestyles for children and families.
Parents always are looking for ways to help guarantee their children are set up for success. But if you’re like countless other parents, you may not always have the time, especially when it comes to knowing and understanding all the programs and services that exist in our communities.
The mission of the Fatherhood Program of Routt County is to support dads to have an active and positive presence in their kids’ lives.
For parents of children in the 2-year-old age range, daily life has an unpredictable factor. The child has a sense of being an independent individual. Parents are trying to interpret the child’s behaviors and trying to keep the child safe.
Dr. Michael Popkin, author of "Active Parenting of Teens," defines courage as “the confidence to take a known risk for a known purpose.” We often encourage youths to take risks, be brave and give it their best shot. What we don’t encourage is accepting that failure may be the outcome.
Last month I visited out-of-state family and was reminded of the influence and value of multi-generational relationships.
As I was passing a carload of teenagers leaving the high school, I heard a lot of moaning and groaning. It caught my attention. Back to school means structure and routines for students.
It is common for kids to go through phases where they are more connected to one parent than the other. Sometimes, though we love them deeply, we may butt heads more with one of our children than the other.
One the most frequently asked questions from parents is, Should my student(s) take the SAT or the ACT? What is the difference? Do colleges or universities accept both? What should we be on the lookout for?
As the beginning of a new school year draws near, many Routt County parents will take their young children to the pediatrician for routine checkups and possibly immunizations.
Local shops are beginning to fill with back-to-school shoppers as the first day of school lingers, like a child in a candy aisle. As teachers are prepping their classrooms, parents are transitioning from summer mode to gear up for the school year ahead. Our children, with another year gone by, will be experiencing challenges, triumphs and growth.
As parents, we experience so many different stages in parenting children. There are likely mixed reviews on which stage is easier then another. One thing is certain, parenting a teenager comes with a set of challenges that can be heightened during the summer months.
If you suspect that your child may be delayed in any stage of development as they grow, you are just a phone call away from support and assistance.
Children start negotiating at an early age. Perhaps they’re in the “no” or even “no way!” stage. If your child is a little older, he might say, “But I want to ...” or “Why can’t I just …”