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Karah Chapman

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (HealthyChildren.org), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurologically-based disability that affects a child's social skills, communication and behavior and affects approximately 1 in 68 ch... Read more

Parenting

Being able to manage the latter optimistically can lead to healthy life outcomes across social, career and family experiences. Read more

Parenting

When people are shy, they are more cautious and do not rush into situations and will likely be more observant of their surroundings. Read more

Parenting

All parents must, at some point, come to terms with leaving their child in the care of others. For some it may be a matter of finding care for a couple of hours on occasion, while others require several hours a day. Regardless of the amount... Read more

Parenting

Parents want their child to be successful and supported, and sometimes this results in over-parenting. “There are several ways parents might over-parent without realizing they are actually doing so,” says Kimberly Levitan, Kansas City area ... Read more

Parenting

Being a parent is difficult. It requires a lot of diverse abilities to raise children to become successful members of society, and there is no prescribed way to take it on, making partnering in parenting a challenge. Read more

Parenting

Those little eyes are always watching, and little ears are always listening. You are their hero, and they want to be just like you. Watching little ones model your behaviors is heartwarming, but sometimes they model the not-so-flattering ha... Read more

Parenting

Some stay in our lives for moments and some for years. They teach us, comfort us and influence our decisions. These people are our friends. In the formative years, children learn how to navigate friendships, how to make friends, how to cope... Read more

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Taking pride in themselves, learning a sense of responsibility and learning how to contribute to a community are all attributes your children will gain when they participate in sweeping, mopping and doing dishes. Read more

Parenting

It is the end of summer, and the pool is no longer a novelty. Camps are coming to a close, and school is not in session for a few more weeks. This is when the “I’m so bored” chant begins. While those words and the tone in which they are utt... Read more

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Regardless of whether this is your child’s first or fifth time off to camp, every camper knows that mail call is an exciting time. Tara Markley, K-State Research & Extension Johnson County 4-H agent and camp director, says, “We encourage pa... Read more

Summer

Healthy self-respect is an admirable trait in any adult. So is understanding that when we inevitably fail, we can get back up, dust ourselves off and move forward without compromising what we believe in or losing our core sense of self. Read more

Parenting

Parents often spend their nights and weekends at one event or another and driving all over town to drop the kids off at this practice or that lesson, leaving them feeling drained, annoyed and tired. Read more

Parenting

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) says, “Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievem... Read more

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It’s the first day of school for your little one and time to prepare for that first big drop-off and good-bye! Maybe it’s the first day at daycare, preschool or even kindergarten, and wherever it is, for you and your little one it is a big ... Read more

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