April 26, 2012 Bring Your Teenager to Work Day in Denver, CO

The EEOC-Denver Field Office in partnership with the Department of Labor (DOL)-Women's Bureau and the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) will host "Bring Your Teenager to Work Day." Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 … [Read more...]

How can people without kids be parenting experts?

Why is it that people who aren't parents seem to think they know how to raise children better than people with children? It always looks easier on the outside. Recently I talked to a young pregnant gal who has no children. She was quick to judge … [Read more...]

12 Things To Do When Times Are Tough

Life isn't always a bed of roses. Sometimes it can be like a roller coaster. Here are some ideas for getting through a tough situation: 1. Surround yourself with positive people. It's easy to get down when you have negative people around … [Read more...]

Create Fun Ways to Solve Problems

I talked with a friend recently and she told about moving their son to a “big” bed from his crib when their youngest child was born. Now she is waking up with the 3-month-old baby each night plus the son because he is falling out of bed. I … [Read more...]

Common Mistakes Parents Make When Parenting Teens – Too strict or too lenient

Mistake: They are either too strict or too lenient Parents always want the best for their children. Rearing teens to grow up as responsible adults has always been a parent’s task. But along the way, kids have changed a lot along with the modern … [Read more...]

Common Mistakes Parents Make When Parenting Teens – Assume good grades mean no other problems

Mistake: Assume good grades mean no other problems It’s a common notion for parents that if their child displays good grades in school it is assumed he is engaging in good behavior. This is not always the case with today’s generation. Getting good … [Read more...]

Common Mistakes Parents Make When Parenting Teens – Buy their kids too much

Mistake - Buy their teens too much. Often parents want to keep the kids happy so when their child asks for something, they buy it. This is easy to do if the parents are wealthy. Also, parents that aren't able to spend time with their teens may try … [Read more...]

Happy Valentines Day – Let’s Lead a Life of Gratitude

Today is Valentines Day. I love this day! Many people would view it as just another commercial holiday to sell flowers, chocolate candy and greeting cards. I see it as a way to tell people how much you love and/or appreciate them. That is … [Read more...]

What Would You Do In This Situation? Father shooting his daughters computer is not the best answer.

This YouTube video went viral and showed one very unhappy father! I identify with him and I am sure many of the rest of you do, too. There are moments when we feel so frustrated that we don't know what to do. He didn't feel appreciated after he … [Read more...]

Common Mistakes Parents Make When Parenting Teens – Only comment on negative behavior

Mistake – Only comment on negative behavior – Do you gladly welcome good behavior, good grades and good performance of your child? Do you complement them when they are doing positive things? Probably not very often.  Usually I find parents only talk … [Read more...]