826 days. That’s how long Poppy was in foster care. She was fortunate to be cared for and loved by a single family for most of those days. For foster parents, living with the knowledge that biological parents have the opportunity to have their kids back until their rights are officially terminated is the biggest hurdle.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many normal routines and traditions, but perhaps nowhere more than the annual fall ritual of heading off for college.
Count me among those who wouldn’t consider sending my child to a “red” school, a school that under Denver’s School Performance Framework, or SPF, is “accredited on probation.”
Children are not colorblind. Even infants recognize differences we ascribe to race.
The everyday life of DPS families changed overnight with the announcement of a 3-week school closing. Understanding the importance and medical necessity of the decision may help parents cope.
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.
If you have a child in middle school or high school, there’s an excellent chance they have tried vaping (“E-cigarettes”) or are regularly vaping. “Parents would not be wrong to assume that your child has either vaped or has been exposed to those who have fairly regularly,” says Dr. Heather Hoch, a Stapleton resident who specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
New Legacy completes its fourth academic year this spring, a milestone for the school as well as for two generations: students and their children.
Two experts will share their insights and expertise at a free and open-to-the-public event, “Teaching our Kids and Teens Success through Resiliency.” Both Dr. Cypers and Dr. Wamboldt have specialties in adolescent and family dynamics, with an emphasis on anxiety and stress.
For the past 14 years, Macklin, a Stapleton parent of two, has devoted her professional life to helping others have open and frank conversations about sex, sexuality, and reproductive health.