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Thoughtful Parenting: Thanks for the successful parenting summit

Elisha Colson
For Steamboat Pilot & Today

The third annual Parent Connection Summit was such a huge success thanks to our amazing community. Over 180 parents participated in the event for the day. We owe the success of the event to all of the presenters that made it worthy of parents taking time out of their day.

Special thanks to our keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Markham. Markham is a nationally known author and parent speaker from New York. We felt honored to have such a respected presenter visit our community.

Thank you to all of the breakout presenters that made this happen: Lauren Burns, Sophie Berkley, Beth Wendler, Allison Wither, Lindsey Simbeye, Tina Harlow, Heidi Berend, Eddie Konold, Susan Petersen, Julia Luciano and Tamsin Angus-Leppan. An additional thank you to Kim Schulz and Andrew Petty who created the Making It Matter portion of the event.

Thank you to all of the community support involved. How wonderful to live in a community that values and supports parents. Big thank you to Communities That Care, Yampa Valley Community Foundation, Alpine Bank, Routt County United Way, Steamboat Springs Pediatric House Calls, Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs, Holiday Inn, Routt County Youth Services Coalition, First Impressions, Old Town Hot Springs, Integrated Community, the city of Steamboat Springs and Lyon’s Drug & Soda Fountain.

Join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, to continue the parenting conversation and connection to elevate your parenting. The event is free. Location is to be determined. Register by Monday, Jan. 6, by emailing Hannah Gooding at

Elisha Colson is on the executive team of Routt County Youth Services Coalition working towards youth and parent advocacy.

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