Study after study tells us that this kind of bullying in the name of discipline is leading to the high level of violence and child maltreatment experienced in this country. Change how adults treat a child, change the statistics.
After living south of Interstate 435 for most of my adult life, I moved north with my family two years ago to old Leawood. And whatever contrasts you can find in the north/south divide of our county, none embodies the differences more than a place I visited as soon as we moved north: The Paul Henson YMCA on 79th Street and Mission Road.
A popular topic of discussion among my friends is the DNA mail-in service that provides a snapshot of one’s ancestry. After sending a simple swab of saliva to a laboratory, they discovered with a high degree of certainty their ancestral origins.
PITTSBURGH - After four years at the University of Pittsburgh earning a bachelor's degree in athletic training, 21-year-old Shannon Renninger graduated last weekend, and like many of her classmates, she will find herself moving back into her old bedroom in her parents' house until she can get her career off the ground.
Every Friday, Nancy Rogers opens the battered, former cream-puff box with the hole cut out of the lid, sits at a plastic-covered table at the back of the room and reads the prayer requests that have been slipped inside by the homeless people who come for breakfast five days a week.
Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander is set to play Lara Croft in a coming adaptation of "Tomb Raider," based on the popular video game franchise of the same name. Vikander won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The Danish Girl" in 2015. Angelina Jolie starred as the titular character in the 2001 adaptation and its sequel in 2003.
Every student-athlete has a different experience when it comes to high school sports. But the majority of current athletes are following the same trend: participating in travel or club sports in their off-seasons. Playing in the off-season has become almost a necessity to competing at the high school level. But does this new norm hurt more than help?
Michigan State freshman Chrissy Clark walked into a college classroom wearing her everyday attire. One of her peers turned to her and scoffed, telling Clark that she looked like "such a sorority girl."
Early April, I was walking between classes when my phone rang: I had been invited to the White House! I was going to exhibit my scientific work for the White House Science Fair. After school, I celebrated the news with my friend, Christine Yoo. I had been team leader of a research project with Christine on developing a novel, sustainable device that can simultaneously produce clean energy and remove oil spill pollution. For our work, we won the $100,000 grand prize in the Siemens Competition for Math, Science, and Technology and other accolades, and we were invited to the White House Science Fair to exhibit our efforts to represent the Siemens Foundation and Discovery. We were beyond excited!
Like cooking, gardening is a great family activity. Growing and caring for plants helps kids learn teamwork, builds problem-solving skills, and encourages responsibility and independence. If you're growing edible plants, gardening also gives kids (and adults) an important glimpse into where their food comes from. It's also a great way to get kids to spend time outdoors. However, you don't need acres of land to plant a garden. This week, we explore several ways to have a fulfilling family gardening experience without leaving your home at all.
Joey Rott, a widowed father near Clay Center, Kansas, is coping with the death of his wife, Casi Rott, who died of a blood clot in February, ten days after delivering triplets. Rott and his extended family are dealing with the grief and raising five children.
Kansas mother dies 10 days after delivering triplets
Six brothers welcome home their first sister
Westwood cartoonist focuses on parenthood in webcomic and book