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September 9, 2016
New York City’s universal pre-K program wants to teach parents, too
New York City -- which has already been lauded for its focus on teacher training and quality in pre-K -- is turning its sights to the home.
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?
October 18, 2011
Editor's blog: Parenting in the here and now
This editor reflects on a moving article she read over the weekend by author Emily Rapp. Rapp's piece Notes from a Dragon Mom, published in the New York Times, got her thinking about the importance of parenting and being there - in the moment.
September 22, 2011
Bullying expert to headline Denver parenting institute
Learn more about the Parent Leadership Institute happening Saturday in Denver. It's free and open to all parents of Denver Public Schools students. Keynote speaker is well-known bullying expert and author Barbara Coloroso.
August 30, 2011
Ask an Expert: Packing a healthy school lunch
Torn about whether to pack your child's lunch or buy it at school? Consider the pros and cons. And if you decide to pack it, get some great advice on how to speed up the process and get your children to buy into what they eat.
August 29, 2011
Editor's blog: Volunteering at school
There are mostly pros - and only a few cons - to volunteering at your child's school. Read all about 'em in this week's Confessions of a Partially Proficient Parent. And share your own tales from the classroom front.
August 11, 2011
This week's healthy schools highlights
The scary trend of tweens with anorexia - Is constant 'Facebooking' bad for teens? - Four parenting styles that impact your child's mental health - Study targets depressed teens - Food Day preparations under way in Colorado.
August 5, 2011
This week's healthy schools highlights
Boulder's "renegade lunch lady" and EdNews Parent expert Ann Cooper grabs headlines - Parenting style may affect child's mental health - Webinar on Colo.'s new physical activity goals in schools.
August 1, 2011
Free parenting workshops at Children's Hospital
Need some parenting help? We all do sometimes. Children's Hospital Colorado offers some great workshops and they're free. Check out the upcoming schedule, which deals with everything from potty training to social networking and teens.
July 7, 2011
Study: Children of divorce lag in math and social skills
A recent study published in the American Sociological Association finds that children of divorce lag in math and social skills and are more prone to low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. With so many of us touched by divorce, what do you think of these findings?
June 22, 2011
Ask an Expert: Internet safety tips for parents
An expert from the Colorado School Safety Resource Center gives you tips on how to keep children of all ages safe online. June is Internet Safety Month, after all.
June 1, 2011
Parents: Are you an unwitting drug supplier?
The National Family Partnership wants you to know about its new Lock Your Meds campaign, aimed at curbing a disturbing rise in the number of American teens taking prescription drugs for recreational use - without a prescription.
May 31, 2011
Editor's blog: Hosting an exchange student
The EdNews Parent editor reflects on hosting an exchange student from Serbia for an entire school year, the pain of saying goodbye and the process of going from a family of three - to a family of four - and back again.
May 17, 2011
Ask an Expert: Could my son be gifted?
A mom worries that her son is getting bored in preschool because he may be gifted. An expert gives her tips on what to do as he prepares for kindergarten.
May 5, 2011
Ask an Expert: Saying 'no' to racy clothing marketed to children.
From Disney movies to Brat dolls and department store offerings, clothing manufacturers are increasingly marketing sexy clothing to young girls. Here's one expert's advice to a worried mom about how to talk to her daughter about her fashion choices.
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