<![CDATA[Family News & Events | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST Family 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com For @#$% sake, choose another word http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97041052.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Movie Mom: ‘Kubo,’ ‘Ben-Hur,’ ‘Hell or High Water,’ ‘War Dogs,’ ‘Sausage Party’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article96096897.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 22:34:00 CDT

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How to teach kids empathy? Show them people in pain http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article95160652.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:31:14 CDT

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Living with Children: Step-parenting rules of engagement http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97299197.html#storylink=rss Q: In a recent column, you advise that stepparents have complete disciplinary authority over all children who live in or visit the home, but do you feel the same policy should apply when the stepparent joins the family when the kids are teenagers instead of younger children?

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JOHN ROSEMOND ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97299197.html
Ex-etiquette: Set clear boundaries for relationship with ex http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97299362.html#storylink=rss Q: My ex has been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and he's fine when he takes his meds, but when he doesn't, he's extremely unpredictable and he scares me a little. That's the reason we broke up - I never knew what to expect. Lately he's been contacting me again with a lot of "remember whens" and I sort of feel like he's stalking me. I don't want to go back to him, but I'm afraid to tell him. What's good ex-etiquette?

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JANN BLACKSTONE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97299362.html
Kindergarten, college and a mother's emotions http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97299397.html#storylink=rss As schools start anew and I watch cheery moms across the nation sending children off to kindergarten and college, it occurs to me how good we are at faking it.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DEBRA-LYNN B. HOOK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97299397.html
Lori Borgman: Give kids a break and start school later http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97299392.html#storylink=rss There was a time you could tell when school was starting by the school supply aisles at the big box stores. They looked like the aftermath of a tornado - shell-shocked parents, binders strewn across floors, backpacks upended, and pencils driven straight through the display of crayons and markers. But now the school supply shelves are neat. There is no whirlwind rush for supplies, because there is no single "back-to-school" date.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LORI BORGMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97299392.html
Ask Mr. Dad: Stepping into a blended family http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97299402.html#storylink=rss Dear Mr. Dad: I'm divorced and have three children from that marriage. I'm engaged to a great guy and we're very happy. The one trouble area is that he never seems quite comfortable around my kids (he doesn't have any of his own) and often tells me that he doesn't feel like he truly belongs. How can I help him feel like a real member of the family?

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ARMIN BROTT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97299402.html
Ana Veciana-Suarez: Nothing conjures childhood memories like the aroma of crayons http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97299407.html#storylink=rss Go ahead, open the box. Sniff. Sniff again. Take a deep breath, and hold it, hold it. Amazing, isn't it?

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97299407.html
Apps to help kids get ready for kindergarten http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096127.html#storylink=rss There is no shortage of apps geared for pre-K kids heading into their first year of school. The trick is finding high-quality educational programs that help build important literacy, math, and concentration skills and using them with your kid to model engaged thinking and lifelong learning.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT Common Sense Media]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096127.html
Balancing Act: Video looks at postpartum body pressure: 'After a week, I was getting frustrated.' http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97095977.html#storylink=rss When the public radio station in her hometown of Salt Lake City announced a short documentary contest, Nanette Hosenfeld immediately had an idea.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By HEIDI STEVENS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97095977.html
Movie review: 'Kubo and the Two Strings,' deeply affecting epic adventure may be too scary for young kids http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article97096017.html#storylink=rss Parents need to know that "Kubo and the Two Strings" is an adventure from LAIKA Animation, the studio behind "Coraline," "ParaNorman," "The Boxtrolls," and "Corpse Bride." Like those films, it has more darkness and edge than many average kids' movies and is best suited for tweens and older, rather than the preschool and early-elementary set. It has scary characters and epic battles that can be quite intense and that lead to character injuries, an entire village burning (though the villagers survive), and even deaths. Language is limited to a few insults ("stupid," "idiot," etc.) and romance to a couple of embraces and references to a past love story. Despite the peril, this epic adventure set in an alternative fantasy Japan has strong themes of courage and teamwork. And at heart, it's a mother-and-son love story, as well as the tale of a young artist learning how to be a hero.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SANDIE ANGULO CHEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article97096017.html
Game review: 'No Man's Sky,' exceptional sci-fi tale, virtually endless play http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096007.html#storylink=rss Parents need to know that "No Man's Sky" is a first-person sci-fi simulation game where players explore a virtually endless universe filled with massive planets, alien life, and technological secrets. The bulk of the game is composed of exploration, discovery, and using resources to craft new items and technologies. Players can also engage in battle with aliens and machines - including those that pose no threat, should they choose (though most creatures will fight back if attacked, and many are much more powerful than the player's character). The gun-based combat involves explosions and bursts of light, but no blood or gore.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CHAD SAPIEHA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096007.html
Baby strollers and carriers injure more than 17,000 children every year, study finds http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096367.html#storylink=rss Thousands of children every year are taken to hospital emergency rooms with injuries associated with baby strollers and carriers, reveals a new study published last week in the medical journal Academic Pediatrics.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LISA GUTIERREZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096367.html
Q&#38;A: Should students and teachers be Facebook friends? http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article97096452.html#storylink=rss Q: Should students and teachers be Facebook friends or follow each other on social networks?

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT Common Sense Media]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article97096452.html
Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Get off the road, my teens are coming http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096087.html#storylink=rss This message is coming to you from the Land of Loud Shrieking, also known as a modest suburban home where two teenagers are simultaneously in the process of acquiring their driver's license.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARLA JO FISHER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096087.html
Balancing Act: For my daughter: 5 principles for 5th-grade friendships http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096122.html#storylink=rss Back-to-school photos are flooding my Facebook feed this week, which I love - the smiling faces and the newness of it all: new school supplies, new beginnings, new dreams for the year ahead.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By HEIDI STEVENS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096122.html
Q&#38;A: What should students know about sending email to a teacher? http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096132.html#storylink=rss Q: What should students know about sending email to a teacher?

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT Common Sense Media]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096132.html
Balancing Act: Maybe he doesn't hit you, but &#239;&#191;&#189; http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096162.html#storylink=rss Maybe he doesn't hit you ...

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By HEIDI STEVENS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096162.html
App review: INKS., irresistible, meditative take on classic pinball http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096262.html#storylink=rss Parents need to know that INKS. is an art- and music- driven minimalist pinball game by the makers of the exceptional Lumino City. The object is to get the ball to touch the colorful squares as it bounces around from flipper to flipper. It's great for calm, almost meditative play, but some levels require very high levels of skill, which might frustrate some kids. Watch out for in-app purchases for power-ups, as there's no parent gate. The developer doesn't list a privacy policy on their website, so be careful with sharing personal information via social network links within the game.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By GALEN MCQUILLEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096262.html
Back-to-school lunch, packed with fun http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096242.html#storylink=rss Even with your best back-to-school intentions, making your child's lunch can become a chore. In goes the protein, drink, veggies, and snack. But what about adding something extra special? With these easy - and totally doable - tricks, you can give your kid a sweet little surprise in the middle of the day!

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SELENA KOHNG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096242.html
Family Meals Matter: Bananas, easy to pack and packed with goodness http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096377.html#storylink=rss August 27 is Banana Lover's Day. According to USDA figures, the average American consumes 11.4 pounds of bananas per year, making them the most commonly consumed fresh fruit. Apples are a close second, with most Americans enjoying about 10.7 pounds per year.

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As the body changes, so should diets for seniors http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096412.html#storylink=rss It's no secret the body changes as we age. And these changes may affect what types of food and drinks we should consume.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JEFF CLARK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096412.html
13 amazing apps that help kids meditate http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096447.html#storylink=rss Kids of all ages can reap the benefits of meditation and mindfulness using technology. Meditating even only a few minutes a day has proven to reduce stress, boost immunity, aid memory and concentration, decrease depression and anxiety, and even make you more compassionate - tools that can help kids sail through the school year ahead. Don't know where to start? Check out some of Common Sense Media's favorite meditation apps for kids.

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In Santa Monica, parents are paying $1,000 for a boot camp to get their kids ready for kindergarten http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096292.html#storylink=rss SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The summer school students plopped down on an orange mat and listened as teacher Elizabeth Fraley read aloud to them from a book. As she pointed out different animals, they took turns pinning the lion and polar bear pictures on a cork board.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SONALI KOHLI ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article97096292.html
Social Security Q&#38;A: Making changes for SSI deposits http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article94325637.html#storylink=rss Q: I have been receiving my Supplemental Security Income by direct deposit for years, but I need to change my bank account. How can I do that?

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Fun and friendship overshadow cancer at kids camp http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article96342827.html#storylink=rss WILLIAMS BAY, Wis. - A boy wiggles a worm onto a hook. Hoisting a fish into the air, he clamors for the camp counselor's attention.

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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ALISON BOWEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article96342827.html
Parents @ Play: A capital place for adventures http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article96343027.html#storylink=rss Washington DC doesn't appear on many lists of top adventure travel destinations, but if you know where to look, there are plenty of options, ranging from the sedate to the scary (besides visiting Congress and seeing our politicians in action). Here are some highlights from a recent trip.

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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ARMIN BROTT AND SAMANTHA FEUSS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article96343027.html
I learned my best lesson from college on day one http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article96367392.html#storylink=rss For me, college is about listening and learning - it's about conversations with people, or the lack thereof.

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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JOANNE YJ KIM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article96367392.html
Game tips: 5 cool things to do in your first hour of 'No Man's Sky' http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article96401862.html#storylink=rss "No Man's Sky" is officially out, which means many of us will be touring the galaxy on our own little space adventures for weeks to come. With over a quintillion planets to explore and so many sights to see, it can get overwhelming figuring out exactly what first steps you should take. Because we love you, here are our five suggestions to add to your checklist while exploring your starting planet.

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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CASSIDEE MOSER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article96401862.html