More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Ruining the athlete: Parents, coaches err by forcing children into just one sports

    By Milo F. Bryant Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Soapbox in place. Stepping onto it. We should be ashamed of ourselves. Early specialization among our young sports enthusiasts is bordering on an epidemic. Call it the systematic killing of the great athlete. And we are the culprits. "We" refers to the adults among us who force...

  • Troop honors 7 teens who stuck it out to earn Eagle Scout rank

    By ryan maye handy -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    When 16-year-old John Gaebler got up to thank his parents for supporting him along the road to becoming an Eagle Scout, he decided to start with a little honesty. "I almost quit Boy Scouts when I was in the sixth grade," said Gaebler. "And I'm so glad I didn't." Gaebler, the son of...

  • Hoop-la: Embroidery's back, with some modern twists

    The Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Hand embroidery is making a comeback, but what crafters are doing with needle and thread transcends the "Home Sweet Home" samplers of yesteryear. They're using innovative designs and materials to take embroidery to artistic realms. Scroll through websites such as Pinterest or Etsy...

  • J.K. Simmons' touching Oscars message: Call your folks

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Call your parents. It's been said so many times before, but when actor J.K. Simmons chose to share the simple message last week during his Academy Award acceptance speech, he inspired a Hallmark moment with Hollywood might and a viral trajectory. "Everybody, call your mom. Call...

  • Snow provides plenty of options near and in Colorado Springs for winter fun

    By Kassondra Cloos -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Pikes Peak region residents have two options for the weekend: stay cozy, warm and voluntarily snowed-in or go outside in search of great winter adventures. The abundance of snow that has graced the region, according to outdoor enthusiasts, has made winter adventures easier to reach...

  • Grandparenting From Afar

    By, Nancy Dyson
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Nancy Dyson has grandchildren in far flung places. She has developed ways to keep in touch even though separated by miles and has offered to share her experience with Gazette Parents on a monthly basis.

  • How to make the most of these snow days

    By lance benzel -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    School was canceled, but fifth-grader Delilah Tefertiller showed up just the same, a sled tucked under her arm. Her lesson plan for the day: discovering the thrill of going airborne. "A lot of people like to make jumps or ramps, which are fun," the 11-year-old said between trips...

  • Colorado Springs mom stresses knowing parents' rights in education

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    "Wake up! Be informed!" That's the message a local mother of three who has been around the educational block has for other parents. Bethany Drosendahl served as a parent representative on a 15-member, statewide task force lawmakers formed last year to study Colorado's standardized...

  • Colorado Springs artist creates family-friendly superheroes

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Jason Meents grew up loving comic books and newspaper comic strips - and never minding the genre was "for kids." A kid he was. "I'd get the newspaper every day and was excited for Sunday because they were bigger and in color," said Meents, 35, who as a boy in Chicago kept binders...

  • Where does Colorado rank among the happiest, healthiest states in the USA?

    By Mary Bowerman, USA TODAY Network
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    When it comes to well-being, Alaskans nabbed the top spot in the United States, according to an annual ranking. West Virginia, however, came in dead last for the sixth time in six years, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Hawaii and South Dakota followed...