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Thoughtful Parenting: Applied Behavior Analysis useful therapeutic tool

Applied Behavior Analysis, the science of behavior change, is a proven effective method for changing undesirable behavior.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Group endorses Referendum 3C

First Impressions of Routt County, the Early Childhood Education Council, endorse the Steamboat Springs School District RE-2 Referendum 3C, which requests funding for full-day kindergarten.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Night out for parents

The Steamboat Teen Council is a group of teens in the Yampa Valley who work together to create a community in which teens have a voice in social, political, and environmental issues.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Divorce — child’s perspective

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.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Do you have a plan?

Have you taken the time to make an emergency plan for your children?

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Thoughtful Parenting: Make pick-ups happy reunions

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.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Reading crucial to a child’s language development

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?

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Thoughtful Parenting: Little boy on Steamboat time

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.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Helping things go right

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.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Building self-directed in health habits

Being active participants in their own learning helps children become self-directed in keeping themselves healthy in the long-term.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Preschool for all Routt County kids

Why is Routt County United Way so passionate about preschool?  Because early childhood education has a better return on investment than the stock market.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Baby and Me/Tobacco Free

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.

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Thoughtful Parenting: The Touchpoints Approach — value disorganization

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.

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Thoughtful Parenting: 'Don’t cry about spilt milk'

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.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Retaining the native tongue

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.