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The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition and the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness state that these drinks “are not appropriate for children and adolescents and should never be consumed.” Read more

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What can kids learn from owning their own businesses? Parents of young entrepreneurs say they not only earn extra cash, they gain a host of valuable life skills too. Read more

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Here are some great benefits for teens attending summer camp: Read more

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Balancing your kids’ electronics-use with both organized activities and unstructured free time to dream and engage in creative pursuits, not only helps them become more conscientious users of technology, but also supports healthy brain deve... Read more

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What can parents do to buffer their kids from the adverse effects of screen technology? Read more

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Are you wanting a family movie night but aren’t quite sure what movies are appropriate for your tween? Read more

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More and more students are taking a gap year between high school and college, or between college and settling down with a job. Read more

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People today have a constant wealth of information at their fingertips and access to social media for keeping up with family and friends. But at what cost? Read more

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Thanks to GPS technology in smartphones, we have plenty of options when it comes to keeping up with our teenagers. But should we? As with so many other parenting decisions, it mostly depends on what works best for your family and what skill... Read more

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Social media is now the hippest hangout for kids, even as young as elementary school age. Parenting this generation of digital kids means we need to know how to help them navigate social media in a healthy, positive and safe way. Read more

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Technology literacy is a necessary skill for our 21st century learners. They must be able to work independently and with others to utilize technology to their advantage, to follow their passions and meet their future needs. Coding is one es... Read more

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To make hanging with the family something tweens and teens look forward to, try these ideas to jumpstart the family fun. Read more

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When it comes to teaching financial literacy, parents play a vital role in how kids will manage their money in the future. Here are ways to raise smart money managers. Read more

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One of the best days of a teen’s life is simultaneously one of the worst for a parent: driver’s license day. It’s inevitable—Independence Day is here. While parents enjoy some benefits—no more back and forth to soccer practice!—the worry an... Read more

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According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, kids ages 8-18 spend around 7.5 hours per day using entertainment media. Increased access to technology makes it easy for kids to slide into damaging digital behaviors. Using the Internet just one ... Read more

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As happy as I am that school is back in session, it does bring its share of hassles that drive me crazy. Read more

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For many teens, summer is just as busy as the school year. Jobs, athletic activities and social events can keep that so-called “break” jam-packed with action. Read more

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So how do you read between the very angst-filled lines and decipher what your tween means when she’s saying something completely different out loud? We’re here to help. Read more

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Teens by nature crave independence and privacy. As parents, how far should we go to respect their privacy while still ensuring they’re making sound decisions? Read more

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Discover amazing ways your family can give back and volunteer in the Kansas City area. Read more

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