“She’s a ticking time bomb.” The desperation in the mother’s voice is palpable as she talks about how her middle school student spent many months self-harming and has even threatened to kill herself.
Jenna Glover doesn’t mince words. She says the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a full-blown mental health crisis in children and teens, especially with issues of depression and anxiety.
Rex’s book is described as a “Primer for kids growing up in an era when facts are considered debatable and opinions are oft expressed loudly and without empathy.
Innovative outdoor play areas are coming soon to a neighborhood near you, just as demand for outdoor activities has never been greater.
She started out in geology, earned an MBA, worked in aerospace, stayed home with her three kids, and has now opened a children’s boutique.
The challenges of parenting during the pandemic are daunting: trying to keep everyone safe and healthy, managing online schooling, curtailing children’s social activities, and keeping harmony as everyone’s patience is being tested.
Children are not colorblind. Even infants recognize differences we ascribe to race.
When the Colorado Youth Pipe Band performs at area St. Patrick’s Day festivities later this month, their costumes and music will undoubtedly evoke favorite Hollywood films or nostalgia for a misty green landscape. The music is powerful, and even those with no Scottish or Irish ancestry often find it speaks to them.
The temperature is a brisk 23 degrees as bundled-up preschool children tromp down the steps at Bluff Lake Nature Center, eager to start their school day. “Where should we go today?” asks instructor Brett Dabb. “The cicada forest!” yell several children.
“We would clean stalls, take care of chickens, that kind of thing, and for a reward we got to ride the horses. I loved it.”