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July 9, 2012
Parent blog: Hooking kids into civic engagement
A Boulder mom learns what it takes to inspire her kids to be engaged citizens - an aging playground, and a train run by beef fat. What has it taken in your family for your kids to take a stand on something?
July 2, 2012
Teachers look to Buddhism to destress
Supporters say programs teaching Buddhist-inspired practices such as mindfulness are helping teachers stay calm and healthy. What do teachers in your district do to de-stress?
June 26, 2012
Ask an Expert: Preparing a child for kindergarten
The founder and a founding teacher of a new Denver charter school give parents some tips on preparing their children for kindergarten.
June 25, 2012
Editor's blog: Prepping for overnight camp
This editor learns the hard way how not to prepare your child for his or first overnight camp. Get some ideas about what you can do to make the child's inaugural camp experience a good one. Addendum: All went well.
June 21, 2012
Ask an Expert: Are we there yet?
Are we there yet? It's one of the most frequently asked questions on the road, second to, perhaps, "Can I have your phone?" Time to capitalize on kids' love of technology to give them something to do in the car and learn valuable skills at the same time.
June 18, 2012
Editor's blog: Why bullying is so complicated
A Dougco mom goes to the mat for her son, whom she says was relentlessly bullied at a Dougco school. She ended up pulling him out of the school in September. Find out why her fight continues.
June 14, 2012
Ask an Expert: My child is overweight, what to do?
After we ran a post about what to do if your daughter says she's fat, a Colorado mom asks what to do if your daughter is overweight. Should you put her on a diet? Find out what this expert has to say.
June 12, 2012
Editor's blog: Just say "no" to Tweenbook
The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook is tinkering with a way to create a safe site for kids under age 13. This editor doesn't believe that's possible. She prefers "Facetime." What do you think the right age is to join Facebook?
June 11, 2012
Report: Denver schools lack PE, recess, breakfast
A group tracking health trends among students of color wants DPS to expand recess before lunch and to boost gym classes, among other ideas.
June 5, 2012
Ask an Expert: Stimulating kids' brains over the summer
Just because it's summer does not mean your child should stop using his or her brain. Summer time is actually a good time to hone certain skills that can improve intelligence. One of the most important aspects of learning, if not the “sine qua non of learning” (as Newsweek called it, Jan. 9, 2012) is attention.
June 1, 2012
Editor's blog: "Never Seconds" school lunch blog
Check out how your child's school lunches compare to those of Martha Payne, the Scottish school lunch chronicler whose Never Seconds blog went viral with the help of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Share your own school lunch story.
May 30, 2012
Dance keeps Thornton teens focused in school and out
School has just ended but for the members of the Thornton High School Focus Dance Crew, summer signals no break in their rigorous physical regimen.
May 25, 2012
"Find a Book, Colorado" offers up books to all ages
"Find a Book, Colorado" is a new online tool that allows children and parents to look up high-quality, age-appropriate books to read over the summer. Check it out.
May 23, 2012
"Rainbow Days" inspire students to get creative with veggies
Find out about a creative program in Boulder Valley schools aimed at kids to play with their veggies - and eat them, too.
May 23, 2012
Ask an Expert: End-of-the-year teacher trouble
A parent worries that her son is ending his fifth grade year on the wrong note due to conflicts with other students - and the teacher. An expert gives some advice on how to help this young man advocate for himself.
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