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Jennifer Higgins

Every student received a laptop to use at school and at home, and with that, most computer labs went away. Read more

Parenting

Your 5-year-old is now 25 and looking for a job. Several of the jobs he/she will be doing haven’t even been invented yet. What life skills can you teach now to help prepare for the future? Read more

Parenting

Tweens are searching for freedom and testing boundaries, and as a parents, it’s hard to know when to give them that freedom. Understandably, each child is different, and each family is different. The ages listed below are just guidelines ... Read more

Parenting

Homework: kids dread it, and if the parents are honest, they do as well. From a kid’s saying at bedtime “Oh yeah, I have homework due tomorrow” to the crying that comes with difficult assignments, it is no wonder homework can be considered ... Read more

Parenting

It’s back-to-school time, and for some moms, that means sitting in the car rider line waiting for their child to come out. That time doesn’t have to be wasted. Read more

Parenting

We’ve all been there: Our kid is upset or worried, and we try to give advice to help. But when trying to help our child feel better, we may accidentally say things that cause more harm than good in the long run. Read more

Parenting

Letting kids take risks with easy things, like ordering a new food off the menu, or dyeing a streak of their hair with Kool-Aid or trying out for a new sport will form a comfort level with new things that will pay off as they get older. Read more

Parenting

Sleepovers—love them or hate them, kids are always begging for them. Whether it is just a single friend who spends the night or a rambunctious birthday party, sleepovers are a highlight of childhood. No matter the age or gender and whether ... Read more

Parenting

Research has always been an important part of school and will continue to be. It is full of even more possibilities now with the vastly expanded amount of information available to students that they couldn’t access before. Read more

Parenting

The way learning is approached at home (or not) will carry forward with kids into the classroom. Regardless of whether your child is in elementary school or high school, there are things you can do at home to foster eagerness in your learne... Read more

Best of KC

From popping popcorn to making bulletin boards, from shelving books to making photocopies, there are many ways to volunteer in and out of the classroom. Volunteering has many faces and benefits the student, the teacher and the parent. Read more

Parenting

For Natalie Burger of Platte City, adoption wasn’t as much to fulfill a desire to be a mother, but more to help out a child in need. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

It’s August—summer is over, and it’s time for school again. Whether your little one is starting kindergarten, or your big one is starting the senior year of high school, the beginning of the school year can be stressful. Here are 10 ways to... Read more

Parenting

As we enter summer, it is time for a favorite activity: the family vacation. A family vacation can be full of fun but also can be full of extra calories. It doesn’t have to be, though. There are ways families can sneak in exercise while awa... Read more

Vacations

Summer has finally arrived, and what is more fun than hitting the local parks? There are many things to do at park besides the playground! Read more

Parenting

Rules are important to family life, but during the summer, sometimes those rules are meant to be broken. Breaking these five family rules allows kids and parents to loosen up and enjoy summer fun. Read more

Summer

Many kids struggle with math and offer excuses for why they aren’t doing well. However, not all kids have difficulties. Parent involvement and encouragement can go a long way to helping those who struggle become more confident in their abil... Read more

Parenting

Ask just about any parent: talking to their preteen or teenager is a dangerous minefield. One wrong word can set off an explosion. Learning to talk to your teenager is important to keeping peace at home and staying connected in your child’s... Read more

Parenting

Like it or not, technology plays an important role in today’s society, and kids know earlier and earlier how to do things many adults can’t figure out. But with this increased role of technology come advantages and disadvantages. Is it too ... Read more

Best of KC

Keeping track of kids’ sports schedules, dentist appointments, work meetings and time with family can quickly become daunting. There is nothing worse than showing up for soccer practice at 6:00 only to discover the practice was at 5:00. Sta... Read more

Parenting