In our first Boys Beyond the Ball episode, I am talking to Jason Peck director of theater at St. Luke’s School as well as the founder and co-artistic director of Thrown Stone Theater Company. We are chatting about what it is like participating in theater growing up and the positive impact that it can have on kids todayRead More
Today I am chatting with Sarah Armstrong a Speech and Language pathologist with over 22 years of experience. We are talking about the role of a Speech and Language pathologist, understanding speech development, boys and speech, identifying a delay and supporting speech growth.Read More
Learning to Read is hard enough as it is, right? But what if your child also has a language processing disorder? And how would you know?
Today I am talking with Lindsay Terry-Lloyd founder of the non-profit Klimb Consulting (www.klimbconsulting.org) a bay-area based company dedicated to helping parents navigate a dyslexia diagnosis. In this episode, Lindsay shares her own family’s story as well as tips on identifying dyslexia and living with dyslexia while maintain your child’s confidence.Read More
Happy New Year!!! My resolution this year is to continue to be there for my boys in a greater way than just checking in on homework assignments daily. And today we are talking about just that.
I met my guest, Amber Olsen, through Facebook several months ago. Amber, is the founder of The Kaleidoscope Project, which is an organization helping to support the emotional development of girls. As I learned more about what she is doing, it became more and more apparent that the same issue is not only relevant but essential for boys and that Amber would make an awesome guest.Read More
Today I am chatting with Rosemary Graff owner of Laughing Buck Farm in Fort Collins. Five or so years ago, a friend introduced me to this little gem in Northern Fort Collins and my children have been going there in some capacity ever since. Laughing Buck Farm is home to a farm preschool, home-school classes, summer camps and more.Read More
What on Earth do you get a 12-year-old boy for XMAS?!
This is what I typed into my search bar this weekend. He just had a birthday and he couldn’t even tell me what he wanted for that, now XMAS? In a way, I am glad. He understands that he already has what he needs and seems to appreciate those things. That’s awesome. But I still need to find at least something to put under the tree, right?Read More
Today I am chatting with Shana Kagan, founder of Jedi Tedi about her son’s Complex Regional Pain Syndrome diagnosis. Since November is CRPS Awareness Month, I thought I would help shed a little more light on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.Read More
If there is one thing that has been in the news lately, it is boys and sex.
The focus has been on violence and men behaving badly, right? Well, as a parent how do you combat that? How do you teach your own son to do better? It starts by talking about sex and that conversation needs to happen earlier than you would expect.
Today we are talking to Kori Wilford, a public health educator with the Larimer County Department of Health on how to raise sexually healthy boys and how to initiate that conversation early and often.
From the definition of sexual health, to today’s research, to what to teach at all ages, this episode is not only fascinating but filled with great information and practical tips on how to tackle this conversation no matter how old your child is.Read More
Raising kids is full of ups and downs and there are definitely things that I wish I could have done differently along the way. If I could, for example, I would have changed the way I handled video games at an earlier age. But even though I have some regrets about that, it’s nothing I couldn’t change now if I wanted to. There is one thing, though, that I didn’t handle well and now that it is done, I cannot undo the consequences.Read More
In the last of our series on transitioning to schools, today I am chatting with Alexis Karasek, a mom whose son just graduated high school. In our other transitioning episodes, we focused on making a one-grade leap. Since high school spans a lot of change maturity wise, today we are talking about your child from 9th-12th.Read More
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Chatting with my friend Erin Dirvonas about transitioning to middle school. Since I have two kiddos making transitions this I have been thinking a lot about them. Today I am chatting with my friend Erin about middle school and making the change easiest on everyone.Read More