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Tisha Foley

Routines can be a good thing; that’s why classrooms are built on schedules and why family dinnertime is important. Read more

Parenting

How can parents help children be responsible for solving their own problems, while still providing the support they need? Read more

Parenting

Follow these great tips to making your day great. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

There are times a parent needs to step in and chat with the coach in an attempt to resolve the issue. Here are some tips for communicating effectively: Read more

Parenting

Looking for unique overnight adventures for you and your family? Whether you are out-of-town visitors or residents of the Kansas City area, you will find numerous opportunities for exciting getaways right here in our city. Check out some of... Read more

Vacations

Do you have a teenager who is nearing driving age? Are you wondering about steps needed to obtain a driver’s license? All 50 states now have a three-step Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) system in an effort to reduce teenage driver crashes... Read more

Parenting

All babies cry to let their caregivers know they are hungry, tired or need a diaper change. But what if a baby cries uncontrollably, for no apparent reason, on a regular basis? Those babies are often said to have colic. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

It’s finally here—time to ditch those winter coats and celebrate the arrival of spring! Your family can find plenty of activities to do this spring, no matter whether the weather is warm and sunny or cool and rainy. Read more

Spring in KC

What would you do if the doctor said during a checkup that your child is overweight? Read more

Parenting

Caring for your newborn, especially if he’s your first, can be an intimidating experience. Sure, you’ve read the books, gotten advice from family and friends and asked your physician dozens of questions, but nothing quite prepares you for t... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Erosion of a child’s self-confidence and delayed development of problem solving skills can both result from an environment where adults repeatedly solve kids’ problems. A child might also blame the parent if the solution is not successful. Read more

Parenting

Let’s face it: Birthday parties are fun, but the stress and cost of planning and throwing them can be overwhelming for parents. One solution is to have a joint birthday party for siblings, cousins or friends who have close birthdays. Joint ... Read more

Summer

Routines can be a good thing; that’s why classrooms are built on schedules and why family dinnertime is important. Read more

Parenting

When the first issue of KC Parent was published in 1985, Cabbage Patch Kids were at the height of their popularity and appeared under a lot of Christmas trees. Today, top toys include electronics, as well as old favorites such as Legos and ... Read more

Christmas in KC

It is 5:30, and you are desperately rummaging through your fridge and cupboards trying to come up with something resembling dinner. The kids have to be at their next activity soon, and you finally give up and announce you’ll be hitting the ... Read more

Parenting

The temperature outside may be dipping, but plenty of fun can still be found indoors in Kansas City! Check out these indoor adventures that will appeal to the entire family. Read more

Best of KC

Cool facts we bet you didn't know about Kansas City! Read more

Christmas in KC

Nestled in the heart of Johnson County, KS, is what Emily Behrmann calls a “hidden gem” and Kansas City’s “best-kept secret.” Read more

Parenting

Those of us who grew up in the 1980s probably remember the simplicity of yearly celebrations with friends and family. Let’s revisit that decade and take a look at a typical birthday party for a child back then. Read more

Parenting

This month, as kids across the metro embark on a new school year with sharpened pencils and crisp notebooks, we step into the KC Parent archives for a peek at some of our past back-to-school issues. While many hot topics of the ’80s remain ... Read more

Parenting