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Children

Mighty Girls in the News

After years of seeking out empowering and inspirational books, Carolyn Danckaert and Aaron Smith decided to create A Mighty Girl as a resource site to help others equally interested in supporting and celebrating girls. The site was founded on the belief that all children should have the opportunity to read books, play with toys, listen to music, and […]

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#MeToo and Kids

In the wake of high profile sexual abuse disclosures, accusations, indictments, and the social media campaigns of #metoo and #timesup, I am cautiously hopeful that we can usher in a new era in which the children of today are raised to understand and practice consent as adults—an era when “Yes” means “Yes” and “No” means […]

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Be A Mr. Jensen: See the Good

My daughter recently attended a Teen Leadership Summit with motivational speaker,  Clint Pulver, where he shared the story of the teacher who changed his life. This is video is a must-watch about how we can all be Mr. Jensens. Here’s to a new year and may be all be better at seeing the good.  

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Tips to get your kids & teens outdoors at the ISE

Tired of having your kids glued to their devices? This year’s International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE), which opens at noon next Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center is offering even more presentations and experiences to get youth off the couch and out in nature.  Here is a list of some highlights to help families get outside together:  Encourage […]

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Hope and Healing for Traumatized Kids on Sesame Street

When a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels the impact. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects. Several factors can change the course of kids’ lives: feeling seen and heard by a caring adult, being patiently taught coping strategies and resilience-building techniques, and being with adults who know about […]

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How young is too young to have a mobile device?

 Common Sense Media recently released the results from their latest survey: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight. While the results are not surprising, they are troubling.  What I found most interesting is that almost half of kids eight years old and under have their own mobile device (this includes all types of mobile electronics […]

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Thanksgiving: Ideas for teaching kids gratitude

Thanksgiving is almost upon us! Not only is it the day you fill your stomachs with turkey, mashed potatoes, and apple pie, we can show our gratitude all month long. Here are some ideas for celebrating life and love. Just say THANKS: Voicing your gratitude is the first step in becoming a great role model for your […]

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Weirdly awesome anti-bullying Burger King ad goes viral

Scrawny. Short. Ugly. Fat. Weird. Thirty percent of school kids worldwide are bullied each year and bullying is the #1 act of violence against young people in America today (Source: nobully.org). October is  National Bullying Prevention Month and Burger King put out an anti-bullying PSA that’s surprisingly moving and effective. And, let’s be frank, this is […]

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