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  • Dynamite Dads: Tie-Dying

    August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event series designed for dads, father-figures and the kids they love. The event series puts male role models in the spotlight and fosters the father-child bond. Dinner is included. This month, we’ll be tie-dying at Zoot Enterprises! Bring along something to tie-dye. Think t-shirts, pillowcases, bandanas, scarves or whatever…

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    Thrive talks mentoring and parenting tips with Rob Watson

    Written by Anna Redbond, Thrive’s Communications Coordinator. January is National Mentoring Month. In honor of the celebration, Thrive interviewed Bozeman School District Superintendent, Rob Watson, to discuss mentoring, role models and his one piece of golden parenting advice. Was there anyone who was a mentor or role model for you growing up? My parents were…

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    Simmer Down: Teaching Children to Self-Calm

    Written by Hanna Doil, Thrive Parent Educator Emotional regulation is the ability to provide adequate control over emotional responses. As adults, we have learned how to effectively support and manage our emotions in a way that works for us as individuals. Going to the gym, calling a friend to vent, or going to hot yoga…

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    Add Emotion Coaching to your Parenting Resume

    Written by Hanna Doil. Published in November 2016 edition of Montana Parent Magazine. “Children’s emotions are just as real as yours. Just because they might get sad over the color of their cup, does not make their emotion any less real.” –Rebekah Lipp How many of our children’s tears have been spilled over not getting…

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    Healthy Sleep Habits

    by Hanna Doil, Thrive Parent Educator Healthy sleep habits are important for all of us, especially for our young children. Sleep makes happy babies, and happy babies make happy parents. Babies under 1 year of age need approximately 11-12 hours of sleep, and toddlers need about 10-11.  That’s a lot of ZZ’s! There are many…

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  • Make this Thanksgiving Memorable with Stories

    BECKY HODGSON, PARENT LIAISON HAWTHORNE AND LONGFELLOW ELEMENTARIES While we share a meal this Thanksgiving, why not consider sharing some family stories with our children? Many of us can look back on our childhood with fond memories of the colorful stories our parents or grandparents told us. Those stories not only shed light on who our elders…

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