Have you heard about or watched the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why? Suicide Prevention information for Parents, Kids and Counselors

If you have a child, niece, nephew, family friend, or teenage student, chances are they are one of the millions of viewers who are talking about this thought-provoking, disturbing, and at times horrifying story of the suicide of a teenage girl named Hannah. Each episode of “13 Reasons Why” outlines a different reason Hannah decided to take her own life, ranging from being … [Read more...]

Talking with Teens about Pot in Colorado

If you have teens, I’m sure you’re familiar with their common forms of deep and meaningful communication. ME: “How was your day?” TEEN: “Good” ME: “Did you end up doing ok on that English project you were worried about?” TEEN: “yep” ME: “So how is that issue with your friend you were struggling with?” TEEN: “Don’t worry about it Mom” That last sentence was … [Read more...]

Guest post: Coding Is For Women Too

By Angela Lindow My father helped me set my first email when I was 11. That doesn’t seem unusual now, but on the island of Guam in 1998, I was the only one of my friends who had an email address or cared about computers. My father loved technology and he helped me build a computer from his stash of spare parts. In middle school, I taught myself enough HTML to make a … [Read more...]

Safesplash for your little swimmer

Swimming is one of those things you don’t really think about until you HAVE to think about it. Both of my children have always loved the water, which is actually a problem that I didn’t expect. I didn’t expect that the first time we went to a water park my tiny 3-year old daughter would make a beeline for the water without realizing she couldn’t touch the bottom. I didn’t … [Read more...]

Open Enrollment gives parents a lot of choices!

There are a wide variety of public schools in Jefferson County Colorado: charter schools, option schools, district-run neighborhood schools. The choice is yours! Any student in the county can attend any school that has space available, and that process starts January 7th! More information can be found at the JeffCo Public School website. A Charter School is a public … [Read more...]