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How to Teach Kids About Consent Years Before the "Sex Talk"

While it’s a common belief to think you need to wait until puberty to teach kids about healthy relationships, experts recommend modeling respect for partners far earlier. “Waiting till the pre-teen ‘sex talk’ to start teaching young people about consent is far from ideal,” asserts Natalie Hamam, an occupational therapist whose focus on sexuality and […]

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Rewards and Bribery, Aren’t They the Same?

That’s the question I most often hear after I introduce the concept of rewards to improve behavior. Some parents are resistant to the idea because they assume rewards and bribes are synonymous. They aren’t. There’s actually a huge difference. Rewards improve behavior while bribery can make it worse. Here’s why. Children learn at an early […]

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"Bucketeer Bookworm" program (win a $100 Rusty Bucket Restaurant Gift Card!)

The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern in Westminster (14643 Orchard Parkway, Westminster), a classic chef-driven American restaurant and tavern serving a scratch-made menu featuring fresh fish, hand-pattied burgers, sandwiches, pizza and a variety of entrees and appetizers, has come up with a great way to encourage kids to read with its Bucketeer Bookworm program.  With this […]

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The Best Urban Hikes in Denver

Whether you need some girlfriend time, some partner time, or even some alone time, an urban hike may be just the thing to renew and refresh, says Chris Englert, author of the soon-to-be-released book, Best Urban Hikes: Denver (available September 1, now on preorder).​ Urban Hikes for Women Difficulty in finding a good safe place […]

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Mommy, I Want to be with My Brother

My dreams exploded like firecrackers when Josh and Jordan were born in 1996. My expectations were unchecked. My little boy and girl would make me chuckle with their twin-speak. They would crawl together, laugh together, plot together. They would compete athletically, and academically, but never spiritually. Their bond would launch them on a shared trajectory, […]

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The Joy of the Rotary Phone Squee

When I was young, we spent the greater part of our afternoons and evenings in idle gossip. My friends and I would lie on our respective living room couches, or on the carpeted bedroom floors of our suburban ranch homes, and press telephone receivers up against our ears. We’d giggle into what was, back then, […]

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