Yesterday our Latest Word blog reported that the Denver Police Department says calls have already started coming from parents concerned that their kids will be slipped pot edibles while trick-or-treating on Halloween. In a DPD podcast, the officers advise parents to talk to their children about not ... More >>
Last month, we told you about Jeanna Hoch, who went public after Facebook suspended her account due to the presence of breastfeeding photos -- images the site explicitly allows. Hoch's page was reinstated after the media circulated her story. But she was temporarily blocked from posting new content ... More >>
Denver's Jeanna Hoch wasn't naive when she decided to share a photo of her breastfeeding her baby as her Facebook profile pic. She did so explicitly to make a statement about a society that tends to look at this body part only from an erotic viewpoint as opposed to seeing it as a multifaceted symbol ... More >>
If there's area of life in which teenagers excel, it's mobile technology. But they may not be as adept at navigating the thorny world of sex, which includes talking with parents, using contraceptives and making responsible decisions regarding sexual health. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains ... More >>
Foster parents are allowed to fully participate in court hearings about whether to terminate biological parents' rights, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled. The ruling comes out of a case involving a young boy in Montezuma County, who went into foster care after suffering repeated abuse while in t ... More >>
.Creeped out by last week's TIME cover story about attachment parenting, Jef Otte penned an essay for the Village Voice about how much attachment parenting sucks and posted it to his wall. As it happened, local comic and 2012 Westword MasterMind Andrew Orvedahl had penned his own essay on how much n ... More >>
Figuring some modest improvement is better than none, the Colorado House Judiciary Committee passed along a bill yesterday that's intended to make child and family investigators (CFI) and other professionals operating in family court more accountable -- after first amending and watering down its mos ... More >>
The Facebook page for Lakewood's Cody Charlton features a single like: Big Brother, a TV show in which bad things often happen to people confined in a house. Which is appropriate given that he's just been sentenced for improperly touching at least ten kids at the home where his mother ran a daycare ... More >>
Joseph Lightfoot.Update: Joseph Lightfoot was originally charged with felony child abuse for a legal medical marijuana grow simply because he had three kids living in the home where he was cultivating. The count was later bumped down to a couple of misdemeanors, to which Lightfoot pleaded gui ... More >>
FlickrHere's an item with the potential for firing up enemies of political correctness: New rules proposed by the Colorado Department of Human Services include a requirement that all day-care centers in the state make available dolls representing three different races.
9NewsOwners of a day care center on 32nd Avenue told 9News reporter Will Ripley on Monday that they were "shocked" to find out The Clinic was opening its third medical marijuana center down the street. Their gripe, they say, is that the shop violates a Denver ordinance that forces MMCs to sta ... More >>
Kristen Stillman Kristen Stillman has a second chance at motherhood. A victim of horrific abuse for more than a dozen years -- which resulted in her giving birth to four children before she was twenty, all fathered by her rapist -- she'd been in court to testify against Eric Torrez, who wound ... More >>
A good parent could shop here.With all the media attention being devoted to medical marijuana these days, it's surprising that a Colorado Court of Appeals decision last week that medical marijuana use doesn't necessarily constitute child endangerment failed to capture more headlines. After a ... More >>
If your kids watch Wet Hot American Summer, they'll think their counselors do heroin.Sending your kid off to summer camp can feel pretty magical to parents -- they get to have some fun, after all, and you don't have to feel guilty about getting some long-overdue personal time. Maybe a short ... More >>
A Flickr photoAnother day, another list ranking American cities -- the latest being a U.S. News & World Report survey pinpointing the ten top communities for raising children. Yes, Denver made the top ten. Its blurb reads: "Whether they prefer snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains, biking thro ... More >>
Melissa Harrison, a contender on last season's Top Chef, didn't win the big prize -- that went to Hosea Rosenberg, a fellow Big Red F chef -- but now you can win an eight-course dinner that Harrison will cook at your house.A Harrison-cooked meal is one of the auction items being offered at the April ... More >>
Alan and Denise Fields are on a mission to warn new parents about the baby/industrial complex.
Police raids bust up drug labs. But they also bust up families.
Lately, I've been sending articles having to do with babies to my friend and fellow Westword writer, whose wife is due to give birth in the spring. I last forwarded him this Neal Pollack story about circumcision, knowing that it would add yet another layer of anxiety to his early fatherhood experien ... More >>
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