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One secret to success in school is getting along with others. Children who have experience with rules, being respectful, courteous, generous and affable will have an easier time and be happier in school, according to school psychologists. Adults … more
When families prepare for the first month of school, they often include grandparents who provide before- and after-school care, when possible. Sometimes they are on call in case of emergencies or available on FaceTime or Skype for children to … more
A few years ago, I was walking with a friend – someone who I had just met a few months earlier – and she began telling me how she was going through a rough patch. She was self-harming, misusing pills and skipping work. I remember a lot about … more
In the 1990s, I read “What I Saw at the Revolution,” authored by Peggy Noonan, who was President’s Reagan’s speechwriter and who also coined such phrases as “kinder, gentler nation” and “thousand points of light” for George H.W. … more
Few things connect with people like music. As such, it makes sense that politicians would try to harness the power of the art to connect with followers over ideas and concerns. Sometimes, they just fail spectacularly. Most of these events … more
Fear started building up. Our summer vacation was to start in four days. My thoughts ran rampant — I worried my husband and I wouldn’t make it to our plane on time, or miss our connection in Toronto on our way to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Maybe the … more
Join me as I sit down each week for a cup of Joe with somebody who helps shape Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. This week, I sat down with Westminster’s Lisa Steven, the Hope House co-founder who has helped empower more than 600 metro area teen moms and their kids in the 13 years since launching the nonprofit in 2003. more
Until my dad’s last days, at age 88, he’d pick up a paint brush and paint. He was no Picasso or Monet, but he was never about final product. He said art connected him to nature in an intimate way. He learned to slow down and observe the world … more
Although I write every year to commemorate Eva Levine’s birthday on July 6, this year has even more significance for me, because our nation’s birthday — and the principles upon which it was founded — stand out in sharp relief against the … more
In a galaxy not so far away, 110 self-proclaimed anime fans, nerds, cosplayers and sci-fi fanatics gathered together under a common objective: Love. In this episode of Sci-Fi Speed Dating, I, … more
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