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April 28, 2011
Forget Core Knowledge or Montessori, Denver school focuses on 'wellness'
A Colorado non-profit is betting a focus on health and wellness can help close the academic achievement gap.
April 27, 2011
Ask an Expert: A son struggling with dad's deployment.
Military mom worries about her 11-year-old son's separation anxiety and the impact it is having on his budding social life. Here are some expert suggestions.
April 22, 2011
This week's safe schools snippets
School bullying linked to family violence - Local teachers arrested - Safe teen driving workshops held - Middle school fight caught on tape - Teen suicide pact linked to bullying?
April 19, 2011
Ask an Expert: Motivating a middle-schooler.
It can be discouraging to watch your middle-schooler disengage from school. But all is not lost. Read what this expert has to say about helping your child regain his passion for learning and life.
April 5, 2011
Researcher: Acceptance key to wellbeing of gay youth
Parents who are accepting of a gay child's sexual orientation are critical to keeping that child healthy, new research shows.
March 31, 2011
Helping teens cope with financial uncertainty
When parents lose jobs or struggle financially, things can get tough for teens. Here are some tips to help your teen cope.
March 28, 2011
Helping a shut-down learner learn to thrive
This expert tells you what to do if you've got a kid who just isn't thriving in school. If you don't address your child's needs, she could get stuck in a negative feedback loop and never learn to like school.
March 25, 2011
Study: Classroom environment affects kids' mental health
A recent study finds that children in classrooms lacking supplies or whose teachers feel they are not respected by colleagues exhibit more mental health problems than students in classrooms without these issues.
March 22, 2011
Ask an Expert: Tips to get a teen to de-stress.
This parent says her over-achieving son's lip keeps swelling up. The doc can't find a cause. Could it be stress? If so, here are ways to help your teen chill.
March 18, 2011
Researcher explores exercise as cure for teen depression
An ongoing study on the link between exercise and adolescent depression needs Denver recruits. Learn how to sign up your son or daughter. Participants get close monitoring by a recreational therapist.
March 16, 2011
Green Mountain H.S. counselor among nation's top 10
Sandy Austin, counselor at Green Mountain High School, recently travelled to Washington, D.C., where she was recognized as one of the nation's top 10 school counselors. Watch the video about the program.
March 2, 2011
Survey: Colorado youngsters fitter, safer
A survey of Colorado students shows a healthier, less at-risk group of teens than in the past, but there's still reason to worry.
February 28, 2011
Doing more to prevent youth suicide
Colorado has an annual suicide rate that is 40 percent higher that the U.S. average. More people die in Colorado as a result of suicide than are killed in motor vehicle accidents. Find out ways to reverse this disturbing trend.
January 18, 2011
Ask an Expert: Can schools help mentally ill kids?
An expert discusses what schools can do to help students struggling with emotional or mental problems. The Arizona shootings have put a spotlight on what can happen to a small percentage of mentally ill people if they don't get help.
January 12, 2011
Ask an Expert: Helping a child cope with parents' separation.
Our expert gives parents who have undergone - or are going through - separation or divorce tips on how to help their teenage sons and daughters cope with changes that are tough on all families.
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