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Black Hills Bike Rodeo Experience Standard

It’s true that any deviation from a normal routine can be exciting and fun for children—but it’s equally as true for adults. The crew from Black Hills Parent saddled up and escorted the children of Creative Director John Edwards to school. It was a blast for everyone. Some of us met at John’s house in the morning and were privy to the planning stages—helmets strapped on, musical instruments and lunches placed in the car, a scraped toe analyzed—and we were off. The kids led the way down the coasting hill, and then we met the rest of our group and… Read More >>

Club for Boys hosts Annual Art Show and Auction Standard

Club for Boys hosts Annual Art Show and Auction fundraiser on May 23 tickets available by contacting Chantel Evans at 605.343.3500.   Joe Lowe never misses the annual Club for Boys Art Show and Auction. “I’m always there,” said Lowe, who is a featured artist at this year’s annual fundraiser. The event will be held Tuesday, May 23 at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. and the live auction starts at 7:30 p.m.   Funds raised through ticket and art sales will go toward general programming at the Club. Many of the artists say they return… Read More >>

Nana’s Notes: Go Outside! Standard

Nana says, “Go outside!” In summer, she always wears clothes with pockets, in case of spontaneous walking. Nana also has a backpack ready with plastic baggies, paper towels, small notebook and pencil, and permanent marker. “It does wonders to exercise kids’ minds in the fresh air,” she says. “We love finding tiny things, like bits of quartz or the smallest pine cones. We crack open pine seeds that look like miniature cups—and notice how the most minute hairs on a piece of moss make it look like a wee forest.” Outside walks work even in town—just move slowly and pay… Read More >>

Scaredy-Cat Standard

Scaredy-Cat “Kids see the similarities between their own doctor visits and their pets’,” Dr. Erin says. Allowing kids to help prepare a pet for a visit to the veterinarian creates a calm for everyone. Imagine this: You’re day is disrupted as you are lured from your home by a friend thinking you are heading for a fun roadtrip. All of the sudden, you show up at a strange place filled with odd smells, weird people and you can even hear screaming in a nearby room. You aren’t sure why your friend you trust brought you to this place; can you… Read More >>

Raising a “Can-Do” Kid Standard

Raising a “Can-Do” Kid Therapists Wendy and Craig Mullins—of LMB, Live. Move. Be.—tell us that by adjusting our expectations to meet our kids where they naturally are, we maximize their potential for success.   If you’re a parent of a school-aged child, chances are you have been impacted one way or another by parenting standards à la Pinterest. Do you measure your abilities against images of ultra-fancy, impossible tree houses or Martha Stewart-caliber cupcakes?   You should have seen the look of sheer disappointment on our daughter’s face when presented with a homemade pink lemonade Elsa and Anna cake for… Read More >>