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By Suzita Cochran ~ Boulder, Colorado
About This BlogA Ph.D. child and family psychologist with three school-aged children tries out some of the latest ideas and theories (green, educational, simple living, psychological, exercise-related) on the home front. Read about my successes and failures!
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Category Archives: Active Kids & Families
I remember the day the I hit the wall. It was in the middle of a long summer of what we referred to as “Mom camp,” and at the peak of our two-playgrounds-a-day phase—one in the morning, another in the … Continue reading
Sam, the youngest and smallest player on our basketball team had been desperate to “bring the ball up” in a game all season. My husband Todd, Sam’s coach, was hesitant because he could see what Sam couldn’t. If Sam dribbled … Continue reading
6 Inexpensive Ways to Weave Exercise Into Your Kid’s Life – And New Reasons You (and Her Teacher) Will Be Glad You Did!
Here’s my little secret: When my kids were young (maybe ages 2-7) I spent far too much time worrying about how tireless/active/hyper they were. In my own non-scientific playground research, I came to the unfortunate conclusion that my kids were … Continue reading
I’ve read in a number of places that if you want to rediscover the things you truly love to do, recall what you loved to do as a 10 or 11 year-old. At this age I was doing a lot … Continue reading
Last Spring “Bike to School” day took place in our town. I know, it sounds really straightforward and conjures up memories of one’s own childhood when every day was bike to school day. No one ever needed to create an … Continue reading
As I mentioned in my previous post, my worries about my older son’s looming middle school transition led me to enroll him in a yoga class. For approximately one afternoon I even believed yoga would solve almost all the problems … Continue reading
About halfway through my son Stephen’s fifth-grade year, I started to worry about middle school. Basically this meant I began to dwell on my own middle school experience, since Stephen’s, of course, had yet to begin. As most adults would … Continue reading
Remember those superlative awards given out senior year of high school – Most Individual, Most Spirited? The other day while engaged in a rather mind-numbing task, I designated some of these to my family members – Most Likely to Break … Continue reading