I recently came across a list of 40 things that today's kids need to learn. I read through the list and it got me thinking about the stuff I have taught my son or want to teach him that...
Be available. Make sure that you have time to talk with your kids. If they ask something that needs time, make the time. Schedule a special time to talk, go out to eat or talk a walk together. These conversations matter. If they don't get the information from you, they'll get it somewhere.
Pushing your buttons is a skill at which most children excel. With utter amazement, we realize that in mere minutes our children can bring out our worst. I have used a possessed demon voice with my children during super...
Finding the Courage-Caution Line This is my Mom voice. “Be sure to look both ways!” “There’s a car — get on the side of the road!” “Be Careful! Don’t climb on that!” And of course, of late, there’s “Did you wash your hands for...
There's a new charter school in town: Spacious Skies. If you like the idea of hands-on learning, this might be just the place for your family! Project-Based Learning Project-based learning is the magic behind Spacious Skies. This is what makes it...
As a proud mom of two full-term, beautiful, healthy weight twins, I was certain that my miracle babies would excel at everything. Sports, beauty, intelligence. And they are amazing — don’t get me wrong. But after Co-Gat scores came...
Mistakes happen. We all make them. As a kid, I don’t remember explicitly learning how to deal with them. I do remember a few key mistakes I hid from my parents. When I was about seven or eight, I touched...
I put my kids in cotillion classes. If you are not familiar, it is a series of classes where they learn etiquette (manners and social skills) and dancing (like the foxtrot, waltz and merengue). You might think “Eww.” Or “Snobby.”...
We live in a culture of screens. They are in grocery stores, restaurants, cars, libraries and lobbies. Screens are in our purses and pockets. They are useful and almost a necessity to daily life in 2020. Technology of screens...
Right about now, the reality is setting in for us parents of fifth graders. We have just a few precious months before we send our kids into that character-building, tumble-dry cycle that is Middle School. It’s time for us...

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When your child needs specialized care, searching for a provider can seem like a daunting task. The Colorado Springs Guide to Pediatric Therapy will...