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Children

Never Tell Her: "He's Mean Because He Likes You"

When girls get teased, harassed, or bullied by boys, there’s often someone who pulls out this tired phrase: “I bet he likes you!” Many women have vivid memories of being told that by adult authorities when they were young and the same phrase pops up seemingly everywhere, including children’s literature and movies. In recent years, […]

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A New Face In A New Place!

Our music school has been serving Littleton and the surrounding area for fourteen years now, but we’ve only been in our “new” location a little more than a year. And we’re already bursting at the seams! I’m delighted by the support we’ve received from the community, which has enabled us to continue to grow (and […]

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Manage Toddler Meltdowns with These 6 Steps

Especially for toddlers, emotional meltdowns are inevitable. So, rather than trying to prevent them, it’s best to focus on some practical ways to manage tantrums, as they can be helpful to children learning to express their feelings and how to handle big emotions. Here are six tips for managing toddler meltdowns. Understand the Why Behind […]

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How to become a "yes" parent to your kids

Dear Mama Drama: I have noticed recently that anytime my husband or I say “No” to our three-year-old daughter, a huge meltdown ensues. Even if we are saying, “No, not right now, but later,” she still throws a tantrum. We find ourselves in power struggles or giving in and are at a loss for what […]

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Will COVID impact free preschool in Denver for 2021-22?

School funding has been all over the place this year with COVID but just how will the Denver Preschool Program (DPP) be impacted? Good News! They recently announced their plans to preserve – and possibly increase – the amount of tuition support currently available to the families of Denver’s youngest learners for the 2021-2022 school […]

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Helping Kids Through the Pandemic With Stories

“Mom, when can I have a sleepover?” I felt my eight-year-old daughter’s body stiffen as she lay next to me in the dark, waiting for an answer. I enjoy our bedtime chat, but dread questions like this. Before the pandemic, we had planned her first sleepover with friends. At the point of this conversation, sleepover […]

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