Julie Vick, the author of “Babies Don’t Make Small Talk” wound up writing the book she wished she’d had when she became a parent.
Laura Pritchett: A New Year’s discovery — a lost letter to future me
For columnist Laura Pritchett, a 6-year-old letter to her future self revealed an overstretched woman yearning for calm and laughter. And it allowed her to measure her progress.
Opinion: Don’t tell my kids that birth order doesn’t matter
Statistical studies debunked Alfred Adler’s theory about the supposed birth-order characteristics of children years ago. I don’t care. In my home, the kids will tell you Adler was legit. My oldest is convinced we’re the strictest with her, having to pave the way for others. The middle child, afraid to be overlooked, is loud and […]
Opinion: A Colorado without child sexual abuse is possible
We have all had to make hard choices during the pandemic, but it is time to reverse one of those tough decisions by restoring funding for child sexual abuse prevention. New research from Illuminate Colorado examines data and trends related to child sexual abuse in Colorado and provides recommendations for preventing abuse such as using […]
Pritchett: For parents in a pandemic, it’s more an open nest than an empty one
My two college-age children live 10 minutes away from me, a distance we uniformly agree is pretty ideal, being that we sincerely like and love each other — and want to keep it that way. Parenting was the best and most satisfying creative endeavor of my life, and launching them has been rife with the […]
Drew Litton: Parenting amid the coronavirus lockdown
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Silverman: Be a positive lifeline during the coronavirus quarantine – we’re all in this together
How often do we get a chance to be heroes? And make a sacrifice for our city, state and country in a time of war? We must stay home to save lives. Time to hunker down. Some are still mulling with whom to hunker. Or perhaps going solo. Talk about your big decisions! This home detention […]
Opinion: Hey parents, here’s why you should let your children fail
I am not a parent, but I have a front-row seat to the parenting rollercoaster through a combination of friends and clients who have hired me to guide their families through the college search process. Over a decade of these interactions, as well as a degree in education, have given me a lot of thoughts […]
Opinion: As fathers, we’ve learned to revel in the glory of pink laundry and all it represents
(An earlier version was published in the Washington Post on Father’s Day 2006) It is fair to say that at some point in life, every guy has visions of himself as a father — most likely playing ball with his son or passing on some male bonding lore. Movies and TV glorify the simplicity and […]
For teens in Colorado corrections who have kids of their own, the state is trying to keep parental connections intact
The few dozen paper ornaments hanging from the Christmas tree in the lobby of the state human services department were gone in little more than an hour last year. Employees snatched them up, eager to buy the requested gifts: a box of diapers, a warm coat, a baby doll. Like most other giving trees, this […]