<![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 Movie Mom: ‘Free State of Jones,’ ‘Neon Demon,’ ‘Phenom’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85198977.html#storylink=rss Movie Mom Nell Minow’s information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18

“Free State of Jones” is gory but has lessons to teach

“Phenom” is for mature teens

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Technology gives golden years a digital dimension http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article85172377.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:49:45 CDT

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After Orlando, a mother’s tip for talking to your kids: Tell the truth http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84381357.html#storylink=rss Parents shouldn’t shield their kids from the realities of the world

It’s up to us to prepare them so they can protect themselves

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:40:42 CDT

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Just in time for Father’s Day: Dads around the world take Cheerio Challenge http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article84621852.html#storylink=rss Brainchild of a bored dad watching his sleeping baby, it has taken on a life of its own on the internet

Even Cheerios has gotten in the act, retweeting some of the submissions from its official account.

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A father’s life of secrecy kept a part of him hidden from his children http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84180752.html#storylink=rss My father was a spy. I don’t know much more about what he did than that

His job was always a source of mystery and intrigue but also of ignorance

It was an integral part of who he was, but a part of him his eight children never got to fully know

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Finding a young audience for bedtime podcasts http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article86155487.html#storylink=rss Every couple of weeks or so when her husband can get her two young sons out of her home, Rhea Pechter sits cross-legged on her bed reading children's stories into a microphone.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LISA PHILIP ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article86155487.html
Project: Independence Day celebration http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article86155482.html#storylink=rss Get ready to rock your block party this Fourth of July! Gather friends into your backyard for a day of silly costumes, serious lip-syncing, and barbecue favorites remixed with surprising new flavors. Top the evening off with berry-delicious floats.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By RUBYELLEN BRATCHER AND ERICA CLARK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article86155482.html
Balancing Act: Couples who divvy up household chores have best sex lives, study finds http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article86155427.html#storylink=rss If photos of your '90s hair weren't evidence enough of rapidly shifting tastes, consider new research about what leads to a healthy, happy sex life.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By HEIDI STEVENS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article86155427.html
Social Security Q&#38;A: Social Security survivors benefits http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article86155432.html#storylink=rss Q: When a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, are benefits payable on that person's record?

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT Tribune News Service]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article86155432.html
A Seattle dad's dying gift: that little daughter know her African-American heritage http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article86155327.html#storylink=rss SEATTLE - When Wilson McLaurin learned earlier this year that he had terminal pancreatic cancer, he started settling his affairs.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CHRISTINE CLARRIDGE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article86155327.html
Parenting through troubling times, part 4: Sharing the news and getting support http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article86155207.html#storylink=rss In one of the early days of chemo, the children came home and said, "Mom, who knows what you are going through? My friend just came up and said, 'Sorry about your mom' to me."

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JULIA MCGRATH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article86155207.html
Everyone looks their entire life for a love like this, and in an instant it was gone http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85708722.html#storylink=rss MODESTO, Calif. - Several hours had passed since Amanda Rafferty had texted her husband, Dave, a picture of their 2-year-old daughter. He hadn't responded.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ERIN TRACY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85708722.html
Your summer 2016 reading list http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85499657.html#storylink=rss Summer is approximately three months of forgetting how to hold a pencil, but it doesn't have to be that way for everyone. Spend your sweltering, languid days with a book in your hands. I can't guarantee that you'll remember how to write your name after reading these books, but you'll definitely expand your vocabulary and horizons.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LIANA FU ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85499657.html
Seeking connection, Minnesota woman tries to find biological dad http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85455912.html#storylink=rss ST. PAUL, Minn. - Madeline Bowie scanned the face of a man who walked into the coffee shop. It was his nose that she noticed most.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SHARYN JACKSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85455912.html
Parents @ Play: Figure this one out http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85455952.html#storylink=rss Is your little one a cuddle monster - the kind of kid who falls asleep amid a pile of stuffed animals on the bed? If so, your child will love the plush toys we review this week. But wait, there's more. We've got movie-themed characters and something to keep cuddle monsters entertained when you take them outside.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ARMIN BROTT AND SAMANTHA FEUSS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85455952.html
Girl says bullying is a problem at her school. So she spoke up about it. http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85484482.html#storylink=rss Ajala Futrell stepped up to the microphone at a recent School Board meeting, trembling.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CHERISE M. NEWSOME ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85484482.html
Student spins adversity into opportunity http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85488917.html#storylink=rss Until now, Josh Gunter's life has been one continuous and faithful response to adversity.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DOUG LIVINGSTON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85488917.html
Interview: Getting to know The Peach Kings http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85493952.html#storylink=rss Rising rock duo The Peach Kings were the opening band for Cyndi Lauper recently, at Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton, Fla.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DAYLIN DELGADO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85493952.html
Game tips: E3 2016: You can get a 'Monster Hunter Generations' demo code right now http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85498302.html#storylink=rss Are you ready to get your MonHun on?

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BRITTANY VINCENT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85498302.html
'Central Intelligence': A hilarious summer film with a message http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85501577.html#storylink=rss A movie with the biggest and smallest comedy actors surely cannot go wrong. In "Central Intelligence," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Kevin Hart combine their unique skills to create a perfect summertime comedy.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JACK RUBIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85501577.html
Wash. family stunned to find flushed diamond ring a mile away http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85216927.html#storylink=rss When 4-year-old Landon Cornish flushed his mom's diamond ring down the toilet last month, his parents didn't figure to ever get it back.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PATRICIA MADEJ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article85216927.html
Mental hospital or school, job? Fate of teens with mental illness rests on getting help early http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984617.html#storylink=rss Not here. If Tyler Skinner was going to live his life in a fight against schizophrenia, it would not - by God - be here, he told himself. Not in the Kansas state mental hospital at Osawatomie.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JOE ROBERTSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984617.html
Chris Erskine: Those paternal bolts of wisdom http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984302.html#storylink=rss My goal this summer is to get the little guy to listen to one Harry Chapin song. And to paint his bedroom. That's it. One song, one bedroom. Simple dad, simple summer.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CHRIS ERSKINE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984302.html
Lori Borgman: Once on a hot sunny day&#239;&#191;&#189; http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984322.html#storylink=rss A few of the grands wanted to know if they could help write a column. I said, "It's a lot harder than it looks." I'm not positive, but I think two of them exchanged smirks.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LORI BORGMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984322.html
Ana Veciana-Suarez: 5 signs of true adulthood http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984332.html#storylink=rss There is, perhaps, no greater push into adulthood than college graduation, and despite the current - and often mistaken - narrative that the new generation is reluctant to grow up, I've known plenty of Peter Pans who disappeared at the turn of a mortarboard tassel.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984332.html
Ask Mr. Dad: When co-parenting works &#239;&#191;&#189; and when it doesn't http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984327.html#storylink=rss Dear Mr. Dad: Last week you wrote about co-parenting strategies. But you made it sound like it's an arrangement that works for everyone. I'm a divorce lawyer and I can assure that it doesn't. Please explain to your readers why parents would want to co-parent in the first place, as well as when it's likely to be successful and when it's not.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ARMIN BROTT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984327.html
Living with Children: Monitor child's smartphone activity, but know they'll be hiding things http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984407.html#storylink=rss Q: Our 12-year-old has a smartphone. I know you don't approve, but all - and I do mean all - of his friends have them and texting is how they communicate. I don't think, under the circumstances, making him be the odd man out socially is a good idea. So our question: Do we have a right to monitor his phone communications? Some of the parents do, while others don't, feeling that doing so indicates a lack of trust. What do you think?

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JOHN ROSEMOND ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984407.html
Ex-etiquette: When feeling down, get and accept help http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984632.html#storylink=rss Q: I have been divorced for about 2 years, and I share custody of my three kids, ages 8, 12 and 17. My ex has a very strong personality and I am often intimidated into silence when he's around. When we were together he was rarely home. I did everything. All of a sudden, he's "Father of the Year" with creative energy to spare and I feel overwhelmed and inadequate. So, after almost 20 years, I have decided to abandon my soccer mom role, sell the minivan and let him take over. I want to be a great mom, but I feel like I'm tripping over myself. I'm worried I'm letting the kids down, which overwhelms me even more. I don't know what to do. What's good ex-etiquette?

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JANN BLACKSTONE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84984632.html
Students celebrate graduation from Project SEARCH internship program http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84779672.html#storylink=rss During a graduation ceremony, Alec Lozito said he was happy he was able to "climb the stairs to adulthood" with the help of the Project SEARCH internship program .

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LAUREN YOUNG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84779672.html
Parenting through troubling times, part 3: It's all about the hair http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84779687.html#storylink=rss One day recently, I decided to wear a big scarf around my mostly-bald head. I thought it looked kind of Bohemian - I was embracing my inner gypsy, instead of looking like I was going through chemo. However, my son looked at me and said, "Are you going to wear that in public?" Clearly, he did not have the same impression of my new look as I did.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JULIA MCGRATH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article84779687.html